Castilla y Leon is the Spanish region and one of the European ones with the highest university population among its youth. The regional educational fabric currently has prestigious universities and a great offer of education and training.
There are 9 traditional universities with more than 83,000 students. Some of them, such as Salamanca and Valladolid, are internationally famous for being two of the oldest universities in Spain and Europe.
|4 Public universities
• University of León (UNILEON)
• University of Valladolid (UVA)
• University of Salamanca (USAL)
• University of Burgos (UBU)
|5 Private universities
• Catholic University of Avila (UCAV)
• IE University (IEU)
• Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (UPSA)
• Miguel de Cervantes European University (UEMC)
• Isabel I University (UI1)
The importance of the universities of Castilla y León not only translates into the training of human resources, but also in the realization scientific research and technological development projects. The universities of Castilla y Leon have research experience and a very important scientific potential, which can be transferred to companies in the region. Thus, the share of university expenditure on R & D has grown significantly over the last few years. Only in the public Universities of Castilla y León about work 6,150 researchers, which has a positive repercussion on the business fabric of Castilla y Leon.