University of Murcia

The University of Murcia, founded in its current form in 1915 but with origins dating back to the thirteenth century, is a comprehensive university with over 32,000 students spread across 21 faculties and is internationally renowned for its disability services and social inclusion. The University of Murcia is open to the world and international students, and has over 500 cooperation agreements with universities on six continents. Rated highly in Veterinary Science (32nd worldwide ARWU, 2021) and Agriculture, Food Science and Technology (top 200 worldwide ARWU, 2021), the University of Murcia is deeply committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in four individual SDGs (THE university impact rankings 2022), three of which are closely related to EUniWell’s key arenas. 

Some highlights

  • The University of Murcia has the highest proportion of students with disabilities and/or special needs among Spanish campus universities. It has won several awards, including being named the best public sector institution in Spain for social inclusion for its Attention to Diversity and Volunteering Service.
  • The University of Murcia, through the Instituto Murciano de Investigación Biosanitaria (IMIB, Murcian Institute of Biomedical Research, conducts world-class biomedical research in collaboration with the Regional Health Service, the public entity responsible for managing and providing healthcare to the  of the region of Murcia, and other partners. 
  • The University of Murcia’s Entrepreneurship Office develops and implements the university’s entrepreneurship strategy. The Office increases students’ employability by developing their entrepreneurial and innovative skills and providing support, guidance, and mentoring in the formation of businesses/startups. It also encourages researchers to create companies based on applications of scientific or technological research and knowledge results (spinoffs) and develop innovative projects for companies and institutions, thereby strengthening the University’s connection with society. 
  • The Applied Psychology Service of the University of Murcia provides various services to the University Community and society at large, including individual and/or group counselling/treatment, training and supervision, basic and applied research, neuropsychology, and forensic psychology. 
  • Committed to Open Science, the project Hercules - Semantics of University Research Data, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, is an initiative led by the University of Murcia to create a Research Management System (RMS) based on open semantic data that offers a global vision of the Spanish University System (SUS) data of research, to improve management, analysis, and possible synergies between universities and the general public.

EUniWell responsible persons

Prof. Pascual Cantos Gómez

Vice-Rector for Internationalization

University of Murcia

Prof. Senena Corbalán

Vice-Rector for Research

University of Murcia

Dr. J. Jorge Piernas López

Project Coordinator (EUniWell)

University of Murcia

Raquel Gras Gil

Project Manager Erasmus+

University of Murcia

Mar Sojo

Project Manager EUniWell#Research (H2020)

University of Murcia

Facts & Figures

  • Students: 30,600
  • Educators & Staff: 3,900
  • Campuses: 5
  • Faculties: 21
  • Research Groups: 346