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.