Education

As we have already seen, Spain has a great deal to offer in what concerns to universities. In this post, we provide you with some information about the best universities of Alicante.

In the province of Alicante, there are two state universities and a private one. The biggest of these three is the University of Alicante, located in San Vicente del Raspeig and founded in 1979. Alongside it runs the university centres of Benisa, Biar, Concentaina, Jijona, La Marina, Dénia, Elda, Petrel, Torrevieja, La Nucía, Orihuela and Villena and if offers more than 50 master degree programmes and more than 70 research departments. Among these departments, we have the important fields of Social Sciences and Law, Technology, Education and Health Sciences.

In addition, it is a well-known fact that its campus is so large, and it offers more than 6 faculties, green areas, libraries, cafés and restaurants. This all helps the students enjoy university life.

On the one hand, it is remarkable because of the prestige of its degrees in Law, Nursing, Architecture and Engineering and, also because of the double degrees such are DADE (Law and Busines Administration, TADE (Tourism and Business Administration), DECRIM (Law and Crimelogy) and Informatic Engineer and Business direction and administration. On the other hand, there are simultaneous studies in physiology degrees, which offers the possibility to carry out foreign studies whether your course 120 more credits (ECT).

Another important aspect of this University is the fact that it is given a lot of relevance to  sport, having different teams which even compete at a regional category. Of course, there is a running track, a gym, a volleyball court, paddle tennis court and a rowing team.   It has a great number of participants (30.000 annual students).

Secondly, we have the Miguel Hernández University, founded in 1996 in Elche. It was meant to separate different degrees from Alicante to this city. Its most famous campus is the one in Elche, but we can also find one in Orihuela, San Juan and Altea. Among these we have Medicine, Pharmacy, Pysiology, Audiovisual Communication and different Engineering degrees.

Also there are different libraries and the necessary facilities. Regarding the research productivity, a study carried out by the IUNE Observatory, this University was reputable due to the neurologic field, the biotechnology and the ICTs.

However, we don’t only have wonderful facilities that offer a great deal of services. Furthermore, its campus is known for offering different photography courses, guided visits and cultural activities. In fact this university owns a radio programme run by students. With regards to sports and interchange programmes it is also great.

Thirdly, we have the private university called CEU Cardenal Herrera, with a main head office in Valencia.  CEU Elche was founded in 1994 and until 2000 was ascribed to the University of Alicante. This place has a great deal to offer to its students because it is the number one in the ranking of top ten universities in the Valencian Community with more than 6.098 labour conventions.

That is all about the universities you can find in our Province. As you can see, you can choose among a wide selection of university degrees. In the next post we will include some information about the universities in Murcia.

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Nowadays, to study is essential in order to work within a society that is increasingly becoming more demanding; here a university or college degree is a fundamental item. Therefore, the choice of both, the university and the degree will influence your future. This post is addressed to all of the people interested in the university offer in Spain and more specifically in the low Mediterranean coastline.

Most of our universities are governed by the rules of the Bologna Plan. This plan consists of  the university exchange programmes around Europe, but also among countries like Russia, Turkey and Norway. However, knowing about the different learning styles is of most concern to students. Here in Spain, degrees have a timescale of 4 years, that is 60 ECTS (European credit transfer system) per year and 240 ECTS in total. In addition, there exists also the possibility of taking a double degree that consists of 360 ECTS.

In Spain we have 50 state Universities distributed around the country. Some of them are so old, like the one in Salamanca founded in 1218, this is the third oldest  in Europe. Besides, the University of Murcia, built in 1277, which has a total of 34.000 students and a great International and National recognition. All the state universities offer a lot of different degrees, double degrees, masters programmes and courses.

On the other hand, for those who prefer a different source of learning, there are many private universities (around 32), all of them with great prestige as well. One of the most important ones is the University of Navarra, with more than 900 teachers, 11000 students, with campus’ in Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid, Barcelona and New York. Furthermore, it is well-known for it’s hospital specialising in Oncology, Cardiology and palliative care.

In view of this we would like to extend this topic by giving special attention to the most relevant universities in Alicante, Murcia and Madrid (both state and private). If you would like to know more,  please visit our page again. Our next posts will have further information.

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Some of the main features of the Spanish society are the great cultural and linguistic diversity, and the warm welcome offered by our country to people who come to live all year in Spain, especially in the Mediterranean Coast.

Spanish society is international, multicultural and global. Educational system adapts to this enriching process, expanding its educational offer with the multilingual system. There are many schools that teach their students in more than one language.

This time, we are going to talk about International Limonar Villamartin School, an international private school located in San Miguel de Salinas that gives courses to children from 3 to 18 years old, and it is accredited by NABSS and approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

In International Limonar Villamartin School, 80% of the subjects are taught in English and 20% in Spanish. Therefore, both languages ​​are vehicular common ​​of instruction.

Throughout their schooling, students take exams in Cambridge English and Trinity College and also have the opportunity to learn Chinese and French.

Upon completion of studies, students are awarded with Certificate of Studies (English and Spanish) which gives them access to national and international universities. Up to now, 100% of its graduate students have been accepted to universities marked as first choice.

Other unique elements of the centre are highlighted, as continuous monitoring of students by the guidance department, ranging from speech therapy support in the lower stages to career guidance in higher grades; parent workshops that address diversity issues interactively and from a practical approach; called Family Club, free activities for families (whether or not enrolled their children in school) one Saturday a month; summer school during July and work experience for senior pupils.

Limonar International School is a school of reference in international education with over 20 years experience in the training of multilingual children, acquiring oral and written fluency in English and Spanish. They develop communication skills based on agile and well structured thinking as an open and inquisitive through logical-mathematical and scientific reasoning while they gain a biculturalism very enriching.

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