Universidad de Salamanca

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Universidad de Salamanca

Universidad de Salamanca | Wikicommons. Autor: Benjamín Núñez González

Universidad de Salamanca | Wikicommons. Autor: Benjamín Núñez González

Located in the heart of Salamanca, the university’s campus offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the city’s rich history and culture. The historic buildings on campus, such as the famous Escuelas Mayores building, the old library, and the university chapel, are part of the experience of studying in Salamanca, and are a testament to the long academic history. < /p>

From the arts, human sciences, social sciences, natural sciences or medicine are some of the study programs that the university has; especially recognized for its excellence in the teaching of languages and literature, law, economics and psychology. As well as being a highly regarded institution combining high-quality teaching with a rich cultural and social life, the university has a long history. 

The University of Salamanca is the oldest in Spain and one of the first universities in the world. Founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX of León, years later, in 1254, King Alfonso X the Wise granted it the title of King Alfonso X el Sabio. the title of “University”. It gained great relevance and importance in the Middle Ages, also during the Renaissance, becoming a center for advanced studies in various disciplines and more specifically in the field of law and the humanities. 

Already in the 15th and 16th centuries, the University of Salamanca became one of the In one of the most important higher education institutions in Europe, being the center of studies of humanism and philosophy. Throughout history, the university has played an important role in important historical events. During the discovery and conquest of the Americas, many of the explorers and colonial administrators were graduates of Salamanca, and the university was an important source of thought and debate on Native American rights. 

We jump to the 19th century, a time when the university survived its history. It resisted the political and economic convulsions of the time, maintaining itself as an important center of Spanish academic life. In addition to its cultural importance, the building is highly relevant for its architectural heritage, including its ancient Plateresque façade and its Historic Building, with its famous three-section staircase. Salamanca is also famous not only for its university, but for the rest of the buildings that make up the historic center of the city: the Colegio de San Bartolomé, the Casa de las Conchas or the Old Cathedral and the Cathedral New.

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