University of Santiago de Compostela

University Colleges and Facilities
(Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

The university's two campuses are host to many facilities including a herbarium, museum, and various sport facilities.

The SANT Herbarium is an important botanical research centre presently involved in recording and studying Galician regional flora. It is part of the Flora Iberica programme, which is a project that seeks to catalog and study indigenous Spanish plant life. It regularly holds lectures amidst the lush greenery of the herbarium.

The Luis Iglesias Museum of Natural History is a scientific museum containing collections of geological, archaeological, botanical, and zoological importance. It is open to the public on most days of the week. The entrance is free of charge.

The sporting facilities in the Santiago campus include an Olympic-sized pool, a weight-training gym, a field hockey pitch, a football pitch, and a basketball court. The Lugo campus has an athletics track, several tennis courts, and the As Gandaras football pitch.

Famous Students

The University of Santiago de Compostela has an impressive list of graduates who became successful in their respective fields including noted professor of hygiene and microbiology Jose Daporta Gozalez, novelist Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, and writer and poet Xose Luis Mendez Ferrin whose prose and poetry have long been regarded as some of the finest samples of Galician literature ever produced.

University of Santiago de Compostela enquiries number: 34 981 563100 Ext. 12847

The University of Santiago de Compostela welcomes foreign exchange students from other universities. Its International Relations Office manages over 1,200 student exchange places with over 400 academic institutions around the globe under the Visiting Students, international convention, and the SOCRATES/ ERASMUS programmes. Foreign students who want to enroll at the University of Santiago de Compostela can visit the International Relations Office at Casa Jimena y Elisa Fdez de la Vega, R/Casas Reais n° 8, 15782 Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña) or call 34 981 563100 Ext. 12847. They can also e-mail their enquiries at

Santiago de Compostela University

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