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University of Santiago de Compostela
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Shield of University of Santiago de Compostela
Motto Sigillum Reg Universitat Compostellan
Established 1495
Type public
President Senén Barro Ameneiro
Undergraduates 39,007
Postgraduates 3,547
Location Santiago de Compostela, Galicia Spain
Campus urban
Faculty 2,149
Website www.usc.es

The University of Santiago de Compostela (Galician: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spanish: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela) is a public university located in the city of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain. A second campus is located in Lugo, Galicia. Image File history File links USC_Shield. ... A motto is a phrase or a short list of words meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1495 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Public is of or pertaining to the people; belonging to the people; relating to, or affecting, a nation, state, or community; opposed to private; as, the public treasury, a road or lake. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... A graduate school or grad school is a school that awards advanced degrees, with the general requirement that students must have earned an undergraduate (bachelors) degree. ... Santiago de Compostela , (2004 pop. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Galician (Galician: galego) is a language of the Western Ibero-Romance branch, spoken in Galicia. ... Western Illinois University A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctorate) in a variety of subjects. ... Santiago de Compostela , (2004 pop. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Lugo is a city in northwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Lugo in the autonomous community of Galicia in Spain. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

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Faculties

The University of Santiago de Compostela offers a wide range of degrees in 19 faculties:

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History of the University in Galicia

  • POLITICAL BACKGROUND

Following the introduction of the new Spanish Constitution of 1978 and the arrival of Democracy, the new elected president of Spain, Felipe Gonzalez Marquez leader of the Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE) will introduce legislation from Madrid to transform the, until that date, centralized Spanish State, into an amalgamation of autonomic regions with different degrees of self Administration. Felipe González Márquez (born March 5, 1942) was a Spanish socialist politician. ... The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español or PSOE) is one of the main parties of Spain. ... Madrid is the capital and the largest city in Spain, as well as in the province and the autonomous community of the same name. ... Autonomous communities of Spain. ...


The north-western corner of the Iberian Peninsula will be raised to the “Status” of Autonomic Region, and the Spanish Language with have to co-exist with the new official language: Galician. Autonomous communities of Spain. ...


A new Parliament and a new government have been created in Galicia for its people. And from the Galician Capital, Santiago de Compostela, the newly created Galician Parliament will bring new legislation for the autonomic community. Parliament of Galicia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


And it is in these states of affairs that the University Map in Galicia will be transform. There are two well-known places called Galicia: Galicia (Spain), an autonomous community in Spain. ...

  • FROM ONE UNIVERSITY TO MANY

To begin with, Galicia never had University till 1495 when the University of Santiago de Compostela was created, and from that date onwards, Galicia will have no other university till the early 1980s when two university campuses dependant of the University of Santiago de Compostela will be created in A Corunna and Vigo. There are two well-known places called Galicia: Galicia (Spain), an autonomous community in Spain. ... 1495 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... There are two well-known places called Galicia: Galicia (Spain), an autonomous community in Spain. ... MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Tower of Hercules View from the Tower of Hercules A Coruña (in Galician A Coruña, in Spanish La Coruña, in English historical references often Corunna) is a Galician city, in north-western Spain at 43°22′0″ N 8°22′60″ W. It is the capital of... Flag Seal Nickname: The Olive City Location Situation of Vigo within Galicia Government Parroquias Alcabre, Beade, Bembrive, Cabral, Candeán, Castrelos, Comesaña, Coruxo, Lavadores, Matamá, Navia, Oia, Saiáns, Sampaio, Sárdoma, Valadares, Zamáns. ...


Before that, the only institution which shared “Official Degree Studies” in Galicia was the “School of Naval and Industrial Engineers” of El Ferrol (which at the time was called “El Ferrol del Caudillo”), which was created by a Ministerial Order under the initiative of General Francisco Franco in the early 1960s. This School was directly dependant of the Ministry of Education in Madrid though in 1990 will be amalgamated to the University of A Corunna. // School of Naval and Industrial Engineers Also known as the School of Peritos Navales and Industriales”. Since 1992, forms part of the University Campus of El Ferrol (i. ... Ferrol is a Galizan town near A Coruña. ... The Maritime Pine so typical of Ferrol Ferrol (also called El Ferrol) is an Atlantic-facing city in north-western Spain near the port of A Coruña. ... Francisco Franco Bahamonde Francisco Paulino Hermenegildo Teódulo Franco y Bahamonde (pron. ... The outrageously crowded Woodstock festival epitomized the popular antiwar movement of the 60s. ... Madrid is the capital and the largest city in Spain, as well as in the province and the autonomous community of the same name. ... This article is about the year. ...


In the late 1980s, the two university campuses of A Corunna and Vigo, which were created as dependant of the University of Santiago de Compostela will became fully independent Universities being able for the first time to issue their own official university degree titles. MacGyver - 1980s hero The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Tower of Hercules View from the Tower of Hercules A Coruña (in Galician A Coruña, in Spanish La Coruña, in English historical references often Corunna) is a Galician city, in north-western Spain at 43°22′0″ N 8°22′60″ W. It is the capital of... Flag Seal Nickname: The Olive City Location Situation of Vigo within Galicia Government Parroquias Alcabre, Beade, Bembrive, Cabral, Candeán, Castrelos, Comesaña, Coruxo, Lavadores, Matamá, Navia, Oia, Saiáns, Sampaio, Sárdoma, Valadares, Zamáns. ...

  • FROM 1990s TO THE PRESENT

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University of A Corunna – With two university campuses, one in A Corunna and the other in El Ferrol. The University of A Coruña (Galician: Universidade da Coruña) is a public university located in the city of A Coruña, Galicia. ... Tower of Hercules View from the Tower of Hercules A Coruña (in Galician A Coruña, in Spanish La Coruña, in English historical references often Corunna) is a Galician city, in north-western Spain at 43°22′0″ N 8°22′60″ W. It is the capital of... Ferrol is a Galizan town near A Coruña. ...


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History of the University of Santiago de Compostela

With more than five centuries of tradition, the University of Santiago de Compostela is a historic institution that projects itself to the future and beyond its frontiers, always attentive to the different demands of society, where it stands as an important academic frame of reference and where it develops its academic, research work. Centuries of history give the University a special capacity to merge the experience, security and confidence with present and future challenges.


The roots of the University go back to 1495, when the Santiago de Compostela solicitor López Gómez de Mazoa founds, with the help of the San Martiño Piñeiro abbot, a school for the poor known as "Gramatic Academy" in the monastry of San Paio de Antealtares. From then on, a period of uncertainties is opened due to the lack of economic resources. But in the year 1504, Diego de Muros adds brilliance to the centre as he gets a bull issued by the Pope Julius II that allows for the realisation of higher learning in the "Gramatic Academy".


The definitive consolidation of the University comes with Alonso III de Fonseca, named archbishop of Santiago de Compostela in 1507. Alonso de Fonseca was an extremely erudite man, a Renaissance man, patron of numerous artists of the time, who was in touch with important thinkers such as Erasmus de Rotterdam. This is when the old Pilgrim's Hospital was bought with the aim of transforming it into a university college. The Santiago Alfeo College, today known as the Fonseca College, was also built, which became the epicentre of the university life till the second half of the XVIII century and still remains emblematic in today's university. At the end of the XVI and beginning of the XVII centuries the San Patricio College, or College of the Irish, was created and the San Xerome College was moved to its current location.


Contrary to what happens nowadays, these colleges agglutinated all the seats of learning in the same building, where students lived as boarders. Then, three were the main disciplines: Theology, Grammar and Arts, which were soon completed with the study of Law (paying special attention to ecclesiastical law) and Medicine, more preoccupied about the health of the soul than about the care of the body.


The XVIII century witnessed a profound transformation in the University of Santiago. Not only was it the era when the University escaped completely from the control of the religious orders of the Catholic Church, but it was also a time when the University lost part of its autonomy to the centralising forces of the Spanish Monarchy. It was during this period that Charles III granted the title of "Regia" to the University. The University seal is enriched with the Royal Crown over the coat of arms of Castilla, León and Galicia, as well as the most important founders' emblems.


After expelling the Jesuits, Charles III concedes their terrains and buildings in Santiago to the university, thus establishing the core of the new erudite university. Immediately, the University recuperates to its plan of studies disciplines that have been previously given to certain religious congregations, including academic degrees and schools for Experimental Physics or Chemistry.


The beginning of the XX century produced a new generation of intellectuals closely tied to the university who would make up the core of a revival in the cultural life of Galicia. At the same time, there was a wide acceptance and support to the modern currents of thought. This introduced key figures from different scientific fields in our institutions. This is when the USC experiences a significant growth in the number of students as well as in carreers, which also meant a significant growth in infrastructures. Thus, it continued to develop with new buildings, the enlargement of the University Building, the Faculty of Geography and History, and further on accommodation buildings, the College of Veterinary (Galician Parliament), the College of Deaf and Dumbs (Seat of the Xunta de Galicia) and the Faculty and Medicine. Another great project was the establishment of the Hall of Residence in 1930. Definitevely, it is a period of great quantitive and quality changes with an important increase in infrastructures along with the regionalisation of studies in search for a best adaptation to the Galician reality.


Another characteristic of the XX century was the establishment of agreements with foreign intitutions of university education, at first with Portuguese universities. From then on, academic halls were established for women, who became members of the university in the 1913-1914 academic year. Moreover, the amount of books of the institution has been increased with new endowments, such as that of the American Library.


The militar rising against the Republic and the outbreak of the Civil War meant a period of change in the University of Santiago. The military coups dominated the city council, imposing on the University a new rector and new norms such as praying before and after each lesson. Precisely, the Santiago de Compostela anti-Franco opposition came from intellectuals and students of the university and not from the working-class movements, as happened in Coruña, Vigo or Ferrol.


In the last decades, the universities of Coruña and Vigo already segregated, the USc student population numbers over 45.000. Nowadays, the University is organized into two Campuses, Santiago and Lugo, which include 30 centres, nearly 80 departments and more than 60 degrees, apart from numerous installations such as research institutes, halls of residence, sports and cultural facilities, libraries, etc. Definitively, with the security and confidence of 500 years of experience, the University of Santiago de Compostela looks towards the future without forgetting its past, promoting new initiatives and putting its knowledge and leadership in the service of the demands of our society.


Notable students and academic teachers include:

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Degrees

Health Sciences

  • Diplomatura en Enfermaría
  • Diplomatura en Enfermaría (Lugo) - adscrita
  • Licenciatura en Farmacia
  • Licenciatura en Medicina
  • Licenciatura en Odontoloxía
  • Licenciatura en Veterinaria (Lugo)

Physical Sciences

  • Diplomatura en Óptica e Optometría
  • Licenciatura en Bioloxía
  • Licenciatura en Ciencia e Tecnoloxía dos Alimentos (2º ciclo) (Lugo)
  • Licenciatura en Física
  • Licenciatura en Matemáticas
  • Licenciatura en Química
  • Licenciatura en Química (2º ciclo) (Lugo)

Social Sciences

  • Diplomatura en Ciencias Empresariais (Lugo)
  • Diplomatura en Educación Social
  • Diplomatura en Relacións Laborais
  • Diplomatura en Relacións Laborais (Lugo) - adscrita
  • Diplomatura en Traballo Social
  • Licenciatura en Administración e Dirección de Empresas
  • Licenciatura en Administración e Dirección de Empresas (2º ciclo) (Lugo)
  • Licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas e da Administración
  • Licenciatura en Comunicación Audiovisual
  • Licenciatura en Dereito
  • Licenciatura en Economía
  • Licenciatura en Pedagoxía
  • Licenciatura en Psicoloxía
  • Licenciatura en Psicopedagoxía (2º ciclo)
  • Licenciatura en Xornalismo
  • Mestre, especialidade de Educación Física (Lugo)
  • Mestre, especialidade de Educación Infantil
  • Mestre, especialidade de Educación Infantil (Lugo)
  • Mestre, especialidade de Educación Musical
  • Mestre, especialidade de Educación Primaria
  • Mestre, especialidade de Educación Primaria (Lugo)
  • Mestre, especialidade de Lingua Estranxeira
  • Mestre, especialidade de Lingua Estranxeira (Lugo)

Technical

  • Enxeñaría Agrónoma (2º ciclo) (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría de Montes (2º ciclo) (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Química
  • Enxeñaría Técnica Agrícola, especialidade en Explotacións Agropecuarias (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Técnica Agrícola, especialidade en Hortofruticultura e Xardineria (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Técnica Agrícola, especialidade en Industrias Agrarias e Alimentarias (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Técnica Agrícola, especialidade en Mecanización e Construccións Rurais (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Técnica Forestal, especialidade en Explotacións Forestais (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Técnica Industrial, especialidade en Química Industrial (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Técnica en Informática de Sistemas
  • Enxeñaría Técnica de Obras Públicas, especialidade en Transportes e Servizos Urbanos (Lugo)
  • Enxeñaría Técnica en Topografía (Lugo)

Humanities

  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Alemana
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Clásica
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Francesa
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Galega
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Hispánica
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Hispánica (Lugo)
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Inglesa
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Italiana
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Portuguesa
  • Licenciatura en Filoloxía Románica
  • Licenciatura en Filosofía
  • Licenciatura en Historia
  • Licenciatura en Historia da Arte
  • Licenciatura en Humanidades (Lugo)
  • Licenciatura en Xeografía

Titulacións propias Titulacións de 1º Ciclo

  • Graduado en Ciencias Criminolóxicas e da Seguridade Pública
  • Diploma en Empresas Hostaleiras

Titulacións de 2º Ciclo

  • Gran Diploma de Xestión e Dirección de Empresas Hostaleiras
  • Graduado Superior en Biotecnoloxía
  • Graduado Superior en Enxeñaría Ambiental
  • Graduado Superior en Xerontoloxía

See also

The University of A Coruña (Galician: Universidade da Coruña) is a public university located in the city of A Coruña, Galicia. ... The University of Vigo (Galician: Universidade de Vigo) is a public university centered in the city of Vigo, Galicia. ... Santiago de Compostela , (2004 pop. ...

External links

  • (Galician) (Spanish) (English) University of Santiago de Compostela Website


Galician Universities
University of Santiago de Compostela | University of A Coruña | University of Vigo

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