University of Santiago de Compostela

University Information, Campus and History
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

The University of Santiago de Compostela is located in Santiago de Compostela city in the Spanish region of Galicia. With a history spanning more than 500 years, it is one of the region's oldest universities.

The university traces its roots back to 1495 when a local solicitor collaborated with the abbot of the San Martiño Piñeiro monastery to create a school for the underprivileged called the Gramatic Academy. Based in the San Paio de Antealtares monastery, the Gramatic Academy initially offered four courses: grammar and arts, medicine, and theology. Most students of the grammar and arts programme furthered their studies by taking up law, with a special focus on ecclesiastical law. The university eventually broke away from the influence of the Catholic Church and reorganised itself into a state-run public university.

Today, the University of Santiago de Compostela has a student population of over 40,000, mostly undergraduates, and a faculty staff of more than 2,000. It has a total of 25 faculties distributed between the main campus at Santiago de Compostela and the ancillary campus at Lugo. These faculties are:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Sciences
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Education Sciences
  • Geography and History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Philology
  • Philosophy
  • Political and Social Science
  • Psychology
  • Higher Technical Engineering School
  • University School of Labour Relations
  • University School of Optics and Optometry
  • University School of Nursing
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Veterinary Science
  • Higher Polytechnic School
  • University School of Primary Education

Contact University of Santiago de Compostela:
Address: Colexio de San Xerome, Praza do Obradoiro, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Tel: +34 881 811 000
Email: use website enquiry form
Santiago de Compostela University

Santiago de Compostela University

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