Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC), founded in 1495, is home to over 25,000 students spread across two campus locations in the two World Heritage Sites of Santiago de Compostela and Lugo. USC is currently structured into three ‘specialisation campuses’: the Campus Vida (‘Life Campus’), the Campus Terra (‘Land Campus’) and the Campus da Cidadanía (‘Citizenship Campus’). As a comprehensive university, USC is ranked among the world’s top 500 universities (ARWU; 2022), as well as the best university in Spain in 2022 (Forbes) and in the discipline of Environmental Sciences (Research.com). It covers all the main academic fields, combining tradition with modernity and a strong research-intensive component with a high-quality teaching system. Its wide academic offer comprises almost 200 BA, MA degrees and PhD programmes, while its outstanding research capacity is supported by over 300 internationally recognised research groups and an extensive network of research centres and institutes.

Some highlights:

A university with a clear international vocation, USC is also deeply rooted in Galicia, a peripheral region in Europe, with an ageing population, a prominent primary sector, a rich cultural heritage and two official languages, Galician and Spanish. 

USC is characterised by:

EUniWell responsible persons

Prof. María José López Couso

Vice-Chancellor for Degrees and Internationalisation

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

vr.titulacions@usc.gal

Prof. Pilar Bermejo Barrera

Vice-Chancellor for Scientific Policy

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

vr.cientifica@usc.gal

Prof. Belén Méndez Naya

Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Degrees and Internationalisation

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

vr.internacionalizacion@usc.gal

Sonia Cordido Méndez

Head of International Outreach Office

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

proxeccion.internacional@usc.gal

Dr. Carlos Toural Bran

Chief of Chancellor's Office

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

reitor.gabinete@usc.gal

Facts & Figures

  • Students: 25,439
  • Educators & Staff: 4,507
  • Faculties: 33
  • Campuses: 2
  • Research groups: 305

www.usc.gal