University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, also known as the ULPGC (in Spanish Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is a Spanish university located in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital city of Gran Canaria island. It consists of six campuses: four in Gran Canaria (Tafira, Obelisco, San Cristóbal and Montaña Cardones), one on the island of Fuerteventura and one in the island of Lanzarote, with Tafira being the largest and most important.
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers 55 grade titles, 19 Master, and 41 Ph.D. programs to over 24,000 students. The fields offered are heavily focused towards technical and engineering studies (Civil Engineering, Architecture, Software Engineering) but also include health-related grades (Medicine, Nursery or Veterinary medicine) and Humanities (History, Law, Social Sciences). University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was one of the first universities in Spain to offer a specific title in "Sea Sciences". The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has a Moodle-based virtual campus giving service to all traditional classroom-based teaching and specially to 5 fully on-line grade titles and 4 post-graduate programs.
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The ULPGC, established in 1989, has more than 25,000 students and 1,500 lecturers. It has modern facilities and equipment, with Wi-Fi area in all its centres.
The ULPGC offers the university community a wide range of cultural and sports activities to complement academic learning, promoting values such as solidarity, social justice, gender equality, and respect for diversity and the environment among members of the community.
The ULPGC is a leading university in e-learning. Degrees and Master programmes as well as a wide range of courses at all learning levels are offered online. The ULPGC has signed agreements with universities from the five continents, to facilitate the mobility of teachers, researchers, students, and administrative staff.
It also develops an intense work in the field of development cooperation. It is worth noting the achievement of several UNESCO Chairs at the ULPGC.
Awards & Accreditations
Quality Award for Public Service
Government of the Canary Islands (2007)
Special Mention for Best Management Practices
Government of the Canary Islands (2007)
Campus of International Excellence
Ministry of Education of the Government of Spain (2010)
Student services & facilities
- University Residences
- University Library
- Spanish courses for foreigners
- Cultural and sports activities
- Several mobility and development cooperation programs
The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria currently occupies the following campuses:
- Tafira Campus
- Obelisco Campus
- San José Campus
- Montaña Cardones Campus
- Lanzarote Campus: The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria offers the degrees of Nursing and Tourism on Lanzarote, thereby creating a small campus that represents the regional WILL with which it was set up and its commitment to taking university training wherever there is a demand that so justifies.
- Fuerteventura Campus: The ULPGC has a Teaching Unit for the Nursing degree on the island of Fuerteventura, located in the island’s capital and offering practicals and placements in the island’s hospitals.Institutional Headquarters (President's buildings).
Most of the ULPGC’s main installations are located in the capital city of Gran Canaria, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (377,000 inhabitants). This city was founded in 1476 by the Castilian conquerors and conserves part of its historical old town, dating back to the fifteenth century (the districts of Vegueta and Triana). It was the first city that the Kingdom of Castile founded in the Atlantic and its architecture was a precursor for that of the colonies in Latin America. The city of Las Palmas has three excellent city beaches, of which Las Canteras is particularly popular, and dynamic cultural activities and nightlife, with noteworthy festivals such as Carnival and the Music and Film Festivals of the Canary Islands.
Life in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (377,000 inhabitants) was founded in 1476 by the Castilian conquerors and conserves part of its historical old town, dating back to the fifteenth century (the districts of Vegueta and Triana). It was the first city that the Kingdom of Castile founded in the Atlantic and its architecture was a precursor for that of the colonies in Latin America. The city of Las Palmas has three excellent city beaches, of which Las Canteras is perhaps the most popular, dynamic cultural activities and nightlife, with noteworthy festivals such as Carnival, Womad and the Music and Film Festivals of the Canary Islands.
You can choose to be accommodated in one of our two residences, one downtown and the other one on campus. Both have several common areas designed to facilitate teamwork and coexistence among residents. The rooms consist of 2 different spaces, the rest area and the bathroom. The first is equipped with a single bed, wardrobe with hangers and study area composed of desk, chair, plank for notes and bookshelf. The bathroom has a sink, mirror, toilet and shower. The room has telephone, television and data connections. There is also free broadband Internet connection.
The common areas of the Residencia de Tafira have spaces for study, leisure and recreation for its residents, who are asked to make use of them responsibly, being aware that while these areas are used by residents there may be other residents who are studying or resting.
Common spaces include: a cafeteria-lunchroom, a coin-laundry, iron and an ironing board, a study area, a computer room, workgroup rooms, a TV room, an assembly Hall, ping pong tables and table football.
Reception available 24h and 365 days per year.
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