- University of A Coruña
name = Universidade da Coruña
motto = "Hac Luce"
established = 1990 (From 1989 fully independent from the University of Santiago de Compostela but still only a University College) [ [http://www.boe.es/g/es/bases_datos/doc.php?coleccion=iberlex&id=1989/25252 Law 11/1989, July 20, of Ordenation of the Galician University System] ]
José María Barja
state = Galicia
undergrad = 8,000 (B) + 17,000(M)
postgrad = 1200(PhD)
staff = ?
A Coruñaand Ferrol
free_label = Majors
free = ?
website = [http://udc.es/ udc.es]
The University of A Coruña ( _gl. Universidade da Coruña) is a public
universitylocated in the city of A Coruña, Galicia. Established in 1989, university departments are divided between two primary campuses in A Coruñaand nearby Ferrol. The A Coruñacampus is spread over three suburbs on the outskirts of A Coruña: Elviña and Zapateira (near the site of the Battle of Elviña) and Oza (near the As Xubias zone).
History of universities in Galicia
Following the introduction of the new Spanish Constitution of 1978 and the arrival of
Democracy, the new elected president of Spain, Felipe Gonzalez Marquezleader of the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE) introduced legislation to transform the centralized Spanish State into an amalgamation of autonomic regions with different degrees of self-administration.
The north-western corner of the Iberian Peninsula was established as an autonomic region, where the Spanish language would co-exist with the new official language, Galician. Shortly after it was established, the
Galician Parliamentbegan to transform the tertiary sector in Galicia.
From one university to many
The first University in Galicia was founded 1495 in (
University of Santiago de Compostela), and it remained the only university in Galicia until the early 1980s when two university campuses (in A Corunna and Vigo) were formed from the University of Santiago de Compostela.
In the early 1960s, the
School of Naval and Industrial Engineersof Ferrolwas also established as a degree-granting institution by a Ministerial Order, under the initiative of General Francisco Franco. Until 1990 the school was directly dependent on the Ministry of Education in Madrid. In 1990 the school was amalgamated with the University of A Corunna. In the late 1980s, the two campuses of A Corunna and Vigo, originally part of University of Santiago de Compostela, became fully independent universities with the authority to their own university degrees.
From 1990s to the present
In the early 1990s, the universities established further campuses of their own:
University of Santiago de Compostelabased in Santiago de Compostela, with a campus in Lugo
University of A Corunnabased in A Corunna, with a campus in Ferrol
University of Vigobased in Vigo, with campuses in Ourenseand Pontevedra
* [http://www.udc.es University of A Coruña ]
* [http://caminos.udc.es/ School of Civil Engineering ]
* [http://www.fic.udc.es/ School of Computer Science and Informatics Engineering]
* [http://www.udc.es/etsa/ School of Architecture]
* [http://www.aytolacoruna.es The town council of A Coruña ]
University of Santiago de Compostela
University of Vigo
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