The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in all branches of knowledge and postgraduate degree programmes in collaboration with national and international universities and more than 250 companies.
Driver of research in the region
The University of Oviedo undertakes 80% of the R&D and Innovation activities carried out in Asturias and has cutting-edge services and facilities to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to the business world. The income it obtains from scientific output amounts to around 40 million euros a year, with nearly 500 contracts or agreements with companies to carry out research projects.
The Asturian institution also boasts two specialized clusters (Energy, Environment and Climate Change, and Biomedicine and Health) with close ties to the regional technology parks and the Asturian healthcare network.
Commitment to society
True to the historical legacy that made the University of Oviedo a pioneer institution in University Extension in Spain in the late XIX century, the activity of disseminating knowledge goes beyond its campuses to reach the whole of the Principality of Asturias. The Historic Building, located in the centre of Oviedo, is home to the LAUDEO University Extension Cultural Centre, where major academic and cultural events are held that are open to Asturian society at large.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, the University of Oviedo offers care and support services for people with special needs and a "Solidarity Space" where voluntary work and international cooperation actions take place. The Equality Unit ensures compliance with gender equality and work/family reconciliation policies.