University of Cantabria
University of Cantabria, is a public university located in Santander and Comillas in Cantabria, Spain. It was founded in 1972 and is organized in 15 schools and it was selected as Campus of International Excellence by the Government of Spain in 2009. The UC is part, as a member, of the Group 9 of Spanish Universities. The University of Cantabria first appeared in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2013 in the range of 151-200 best universities in the world in the field of Physics, the University of Cantabria is divided in 15 schools and faculties. Thirteen years renamed University of Cantabria,1901, The School of Industries, the origin of which is the Polytechnic School of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications. 1915, The Normal School, which is the origin of the current Faculty of Education,1929, The Valdecilla Hospital School of Nurses, School of Nursing today. In the 50s Torrelavega welcomes School of Mines and Mining-Metallurgical and Mining-Chemical Factories,1966, School of Civil Engineering, under the University of Valladolid.
1969, School of Social Graduate, belonging to the University of Oviedo,1969, College of Sciences, initially only with the specialty of Physical and dependant of the University of Valladolid. In 1970 the City and Province Council of Santander gave the grounds of Las Llamas in the city of Santander to create a campus of 600,000 square meters for the new university, in 1971 the University District of Santander was established. In 1973 the Medical School was established, in 1978 the new College of Humanities consolidated the autonomy of the University of Cantabria. Additionally, the UC has partnered with International Studies Abroad, a U. S. -based study abroad organization to bring in study abroad students from the U. S. and Canada. The UC is a member of national and international university networks such as the Compostela Group of Universities and the Santander Network
University of Valladolid
The University of Valladolid is a public university in the city of Valladolid, province of Valladolid, in the autonomous region of Castile and Leon, Spain. Established in the 13th century, it is one of the oldest universities in the world, the university has 32,000 undergraduate students and more than 2,000 teachers. The University of Valladolid is a Spanish public university founded in 1241 as removal of studies at the University of Palencia, founded by Alfonso VIII of Castile, between 1208 and 1212. It is responsible for teaching higher education in seven campuses distributed through four cities of Castile and Leon, Valladolid and it consists of a four sided cloister, which opens up the hallways, and a late Gothic chapel. At the cloister one enters through a portal, late Gothic, at the beginning of the 18th century, this became insufficient, prompting an enlargement consisting of a quadrangular cloister with four galleries that open to hallways built at the same time. From the Plaza de Santa María, one can see the Baroque facade designed by the Carmelite Fray Pedro de la Visitación, there are sculptural groups that represent allegories of the subjects that are taught in the building.
The central section, organized into four columns of giants, is finished off by a giant ornamental comb, a staircase was situated between both cloisters and a great vestibule opened to Bookshop Street. The facade of the university building to this street was based on a reinterpretation of the Baroque facade of Fray Pedro, with a mixture of Plateresque and Neoclassical decorative elements. At one side of the facade was a tower and on the other was a new clock tower that filled the corner between the University Sq. and Bookshop St. The project experienced problems as the Baroque facade was incorporated slowly, in 1939, the building suffered a fire. The staircase is an example of the triumphalist and historicist architecture of Postwar Spain, in this same reform, the observation tower and the great auditorium of 1909. The facade that faces Librería was remodeled, losing the vestigial historicism of Torres, the new auditorium flanks the facade of Fray Pedro on one of its sides. The computer science department has hosted programming contests for the Association for Computing Machinery using online judging of the submitted programs, within the university there are cultural associations for music and theatre.
The youth symphonic orchestra, the Joven Orquesta de la Universidad de Valladolid is run by students of the university, since its founding in 1998 Francisco Lara Tejero has been the artistic usical director. The choir, the Coro de la Universidad de Valladolid, is directed by Marcos Castán and the Early Music Group El Parnasso. The theatre group is Gente de Teatro de la Uva, founded in 1984 with the name of Peoples Theatre of the Faculty of Medicine, that from 1998 became the official theater group of the university. Through the Area of Extension and Culture, the university presents cultural programs throughout the year, with emphasis on the UniversiJazz Festival. Valladolid University supports cultural initiatives such as developed by the Hermandad Universitaria del Santo Cristo de la Luz
A rector is a term used in non-English-speaking countries for a university chancellor. In the sphere of academia, it is the highest academic official of universities and in certain other institutions of higher education. The term and office of a rector are called a rectorate, the title is used widely in universities in Europe. And is very common in Latin American countries and it is used in Brunei, Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Middle East. In some universities, the title is phrased in an even loftier manner and this term is generally not used in English-speaking countries. In England and elsewhere in Great Britain, the head of a university is referred to as a chancellor. This pattern has been followed in the Commonwealth, the United States, in Scotland, many universities are headed by a chancellor, with the Lord Rector designated as an elected representative of students at the head of the university court. The head of a university in Germany is called a president, rector magnificus or rectrix magnifica, in Dutch universities, the rector magnificus is the most publicly prominent member of the board, responsible for the scientific agenda of the university.
In the Netherlands, the rector is, not the chair of the university board, the chair has, in practice, the most influence over the management of the University. In some countries, including Germany, the position of teacher in secondary schools is designated as rector. In the Netherlands, the rector and conrector are used commonly for high school directors. This is the case in some Maltese secondary schools, in the Scandinavian countries, the head of a university or a gymnasium is called a rektor. In Sweden and Norway, this term is used for the heads of primary schools. For example, in Portugal, the rector of the University of Coimbra, the heads of Czech universities are called the rektor. The rector acts in the name of the university and decides the universitys affairs unless prohibited by law, the rector is nominated by the University Academic Senate and appointed by the President of the Czech Republic. The nomination must be agreed by a majority of all senators. The vote to elect or repeal a rector is secret, the term of office is four years and a person may hold it for at most two consecutive terms.
The rector appoints vice-rectors, who act as deputies to the extent the Rector determines, Rectors salaries are determined directly by the Minister of Education
Pablo de Olavide University
Pablo de Olavide University is a public university in Seville, Spain. The UPO has over 10,000 students and is growing constantly since its inception, the university is named after the Spanish-Peruvian politician Pablo de Olavide, who contributed notably to planning the city of Seville. Being a relatively young university, the UPO was planned as a North American-style campus with dedicated academic and its 345-acres spread out southeast of Seville over the municipalities of Dos Hermanas, Alcalá de Guadaíra and Seville. Its facilities are modern, including campus-wide Wifi and Internet access, television and audio centers, an open library, sports facilities. It has numerous facilities, gym and a huge library where you can find books from every subject. This University boasts a student union building and offers transportation to the city center by bus or metro, CEDEP is the center responsible for the coordination of graduate studies. This centre is responsible for the inscription and grant proceedings, as of the 2010-2011 academic year, the UPO enrolled 600 international students.
The UPO began admitting North American study abroad students in 2001, the center manages the three program tracks available to incoming students. The most popular is the semester-long Hispanic Studies Program with courses both in Spanish and in English, the Center offers the University Integration Program for students with advanced Spanish language skills, as well as a Spanish Language track throughout the year. The Center is accredited by the Cervantes Institute, in the University’s Sports Service the practice of physical activities and sports are thought to be the key element for the integral preparation of the student. In order to encourage students, it makes the practice of sports possible to the university community. For this reason, the University has several facilities, located directly in the Campus. Furthermore, the Sports Office plans and organises sport activities at Pablo de Olavide University and it makes sure the University has the appropriate facilities and competitions needed for the practice of sports.
The UPO offers the possibility to study sport in the Faculty of Sports, the Sports Office Director is Juan Carlos Fernández Truan.22 -2010 Budget It holds the No. Pablo de Olavide University website Campus view in Google Maps
Nobel Prize in Literature
Though individual works are sometimes cited as being particularly noteworthy, here work refers to an authors work as a whole. The Swedish Academy decides who, if anyone, will receive the prize in any given year, the academy announces the name of the chosen laureate in early October. Although the Nobel Prize in Literature has become the worlds most prestigious literature prize, many authors who have won the prize have fallen into obscurity, while others rejected by the jury remain widely studied and read. The prize has become seen as a political one - a peace prize in literary disguise, whose judges are prejudiced against authors with different political tastes to them. Tim Parks has expressed skepticism that it is possible for Swedish professors, as of 2016,16 of the 113 recipients have been of Scandinavian origin. The Academy has often been alleged to be biased towards European, Nobels vague wording for the criteria for the prize has led to recurrent controversy. In the original Swedish, the word translates as either idealistic or ideal.
The Nobel Committees interpretation has varied over the years, in recent years, this means a kind of idealism championing human rights on a broad scale. Though Nobel wrote several wills during his lifetime, the last was written a little over a year before he died, Nobel bequeathed 94% of his total assets,31 million Swedish kronor, to establish and endow the five Nobel Prizes. Due to the level of surrounding the will, it was not until 26 April 1897 that the Storting approved it. The executors of his will were Ragnar Sohlman and Rudolf Lilljequist, the members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee that were to award the Peace Prize were appointed shortly after the will was approved. The prize-awarding organisations followed, the Karolinska Institutet on 7 June, the Swedish Academy on 9 June, the Nobel Foundation reached an agreement on guidelines for how the Nobel Prize should be awarded. In 1900, the Nobel Foundations newly created statutes were promulgated by King Oscar II, according to Nobels will, the Royal Swedish Academy was to award the Prize in Literature.
Each year, the Swedish Academy sends out requests for nominations of candidates for the Nobel Prize in Literature and it is not permitted to nominate oneself. Thousands of requests are sent out each year, and as of 2011 about 220 proposals are returned and these proposals must be received by the Academy by 1 February, after which they are examined by the Nobel Committee. By April, the Academy narrows the field to around twenty candidates, by May, a short list of five names is approved by the Committee. The subsequent four months are spent in reading and reviewing the works of the five candidates. In October, members of the Academy vote and the candidate who receives more than half of the votes is named the Nobel laureate in Literature
University of Salamanca
The University of Salamanca is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218 and it is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest university in the world in continuous operations. The formal title of University was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and its origin, like all older universities, was a Cathedral School, whose existence can be traced back to 1130. The university was founded in 1134 and recognized as a General School of the Kingdom by the Leonese King Alfonso IX in 1218, granted Royal Chart by King Alfonso X, dated 8 May 1254, as the University of Salamanca this established the rules for organization and financial endowment. On the basis of a bull by Alexander IV in 1255, which confirmed the Royal Charter of Alfonso X. The historical phrases Quod natura non dat, Salmantica non praestat, in the reign of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile, the Spanish government was revamped.
Contemporary with the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of the Jews and Muslims, and this involved the massive employment of letrados, i. e. bureaucrats and lawyers, who were licenciados, particularly, of Salamanca, and the newly founded University of Alcalá. While Columbus was lobbying the King and Queen for a contract to seek out a route to the Indies. In the next century, the morality of colonization in the Indies was debated by the School of Salamanca, along with questions of economics, philosophy, by the end of the Spanish Golden Age, the quality of academics in Spanish universities declined. The frequency of the awarding of degrees dropped, the range of studies shrank, the centuries-old European wide prestige of Salamanca declined. Like Oxford and Cambridge, Salamanca had a number of colleges and these were founded as charitable institutions to enable poor scholars to attend the University. By the eighteenth century they had become closed corporations controlled by the families of their founders, most were destroyed by Napoleons troops.
Today some have turned into faculty buildings while others survive as halls of residence. In the 19th century, the Spanish government dissolved the universitys faculties of canon law and they were reestablished in the 1940s as part of the Pontifical University of Salamanca. The faculty of this university discussed the feasibility of Christopher Columbuss project and it was the period when some of the brightest minds attended the university and it was known as the School of Salamanca. The schools members renovated theology, laid the foundation for law, international law, modern economic science. The schools mathematicians studied the reform, commissioned by Pope Gregory XIII. By 1580,6,500 new students had arrived at Salamanca each year, Salamanca draws undergraduate and graduate students from across Spain and the world, it is the top-ranked university in Spain based on the number of students coming from other regions
University of Extremadura
University of Extremadura is a Spanish public university in Extremadura. It was founded in 1973 by Decree 991/1973, May 10 of the Ministry of Education, currently the University of Extremadura offers 64 Bachelors Degrees and 32 Masters Degrees in many different fields of knowledge. Together with the University of Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Balearic Islands, La Rioja, Oviedo, the University of Extremadura is distributed into four different campuses, Badajoz, Cáceres, Mérida and Plasencia. Each campus has different specialities, Faculty of Science, Plasencia Campus offers the Degree in Forestry Engineering and Administration and Business Management. The Virtual Campus of the University of Extremadura complements the education students receive in the classroom. The UEX encourages virtual collaboration to be successfully with these processes, official website Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Extremadura
University of Murcia
The University of Murcia is the main university in Murcia, Spain. With 38,000 students, it is the largest university in the Región de Murcia, the University of Murcia is the third oldest university in Spain, after the University of Salamanca and the University of Valladolid, and the thirteenth in the world. The University of Murcia was established in 1272 by the King Alfonso X of Castile under the Crown of Castile. A third campus for Medical and Health Studies is currently being built next to the area known as Ciudad Sanitaria Virgen de la Arrixaca,5 km south of the city. A new campus had been made in San Javier too, that hosts the Sports Science faculty, the University of Murcia is an institution devoted to providing higher education to the public. Among its main objectives are the creation and research into science and culture through study and research, our University enjoys modern facilities located in the different University Faculties and Colleges and the Experimental Science Support Service.
The University boasts two extensive libraries with over half a million books and some 10,000 scientific journals that can be consulted in any of the 3,000 reading areas, the Antonio de Nebrija Library is located on La Merced campus. In addition, the Main Library in Espinardo houses a European Documentation Centre, sport is very important to the University of Murcia and it enjoys a great number of facilities. These are mainly in Espinardo although some are in the city centre, the Sports Activities Service promotes and organises sport at all levels and for all the groups making up the university community. Finally, a word about other services provided by the University of Murcia for the benefit of its students, the Information Service provides general information to all the members of the university, as well as runs the website and various information data banks. The Student Welfare Service seeks to respond to the needs, academic performance issues, family problems. Finally, the Careers Office provides the link with the world of work by organising courses, the first university in Murcia was founded as the Universitas Studiorum Murciana by Alfonso X of Castile around 1272.
The University of Murcia has two campuses, La Merced, the campus in the center of the city, and the larger Espinardo,5 km to the north. A fourth campus is in the stages in San Javier. Another one, in Lorca, is expected to open in 2007
Autonomous University of Barcelona
The Autonomous University of Barcelona known as UAB is a public university mostly located in Cerdanyola del Vallès, near the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. As of 2012, it consists of 57 departments in the experimental, life and human sciences, all these centers together award a total of 85 qualifications in the form of first degrees and engineering degrees. Moreover, almost 80 doctoral programs, and more than 80 other postgraduate programs are offered, UAB has more than 40,000 students and more than 3,600 academic and research staff. The UAB is an institution in terms of fostering research. The UAB is considered to be the best University in Spain by the 2012 QS World University Rankings, which ranked the university 176th overall in the world. Its subject rankings were, 144th in Life Sciences & Biomedicine, 92nd in Arts & Humanities, 106th in Natural Sciences, 95th in Social Sciences, most UAB academic activity is done on the Cerdanyola campus. Several centres exist in Manresa, Terrassa, Sant Cugat del Vallès, the UAB campus is about 20 km away from the centre of Barcelona.
It is accessible by air, by train, by coach, the Autonomous University of Barcelona was officially created by legislative decree on June 6,1968. On July 27, a disposition to the decree was added, starting the creation of the Faculty of Letters, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Economical Sciences. Around ten weeks later, on October 6, the first course of the Faculty of Letters was inaugurated at Sant Cugat del Vallès Monastery, during the same month, the Faculty of Medicine was created at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona. In 1969, an agreement was signed for the acquisition of the land where the university campus is currently located, during that year, the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Economical Sciences started running. During the following three years, several faculties and professional schools were created, and the works on the campus land took place. At the end of period, most existing Faculties and Schools are settled in the campus. Two years later, after the approval of the Catalan Statute, during the period between 1985 and 1992, the University underwent several faculty reforms and the creation of several new faculties.
In 1993, the University Ville was inaugurated as a student residence integrated inside the Campus complex, vila Universitària is the residential complex of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, located on its campus, which has 812 apartments with a total accommodation capacity for 2193 persons. Computer Vision Center is a computer vision research center based at UAB and it was established in 1994 by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the UAB. In 2002, the publication of Electronic Letters on Computer Vision. It participated in the Pascal Challenge in 2009, the Port dInformació Científica is a research center and institution at the campus of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona