The educational infrastructure in Castilla-León is comprehensive and its offer in the field of education matches the most developed regions. This favorable position enables the region to achieve a high level of preparation and quality of its human resources.
In Castilla-León there are over 1,000 primary and secondary schools with more than 275,000 students. Some form of bilingual learning is offered by over 500 schools, which coexist with other 34 official language schools. This educational offer is complemented by an extensive and developed plan of vocational training aimed at ensuring the adequate integration in the job market with the highest level of skills. Hence, there are over 200 centers that offer vocational training to nearly 40,000 students.
Regarding higher education, Castilla-León is the Spanish region and one of the European regions with the highest rate of university students. There are 9 face-to-face universities that cater for over 83,000 students. It is worth highlighting that the Universities of Salamanca and Valladolid are internationally known for their longest-standing tradition in Spain, with a history of more than 10 centuries, among the oldest in Europe.
In Castilla-León there are 4 state university and 5 private ones. The importance of these universities goes beyond the education of human resources and extends to the realization of science and technology development research projects. The universities of this region have significant research experience as well as scientific potential, which can be transferred to companies in the region. As a result, the proportion of university expenditure in R&D has increased significantly in the last years. Nearly 6,150 researchers are working in the state universities in Castilla-León, which has a positive impact on the business fabric of the region. Castilla-León has a great talent pool at its disposal.
4 State Universities
- University of León (UNILEON)
- University of Valladolid (UVA)
- University of Salamanca (USAL)
- University of Burgos (UBU)
5 Private Universities
- Catholic University of Ávila (UCAV)
- IE University
- Pontifical University of Salamanca (UPSA)
- Miguel de Cervantes European University (UEMC)
- Isabel I University
This system allows for simultaneous continuous training and adaptability of employees to the diversification experienced by regional companies. Moreover, it ensures the supply of qualified professionals for all the necessary positions in any given company, regardless of its size or activity sector.