The University of Coruña was founded under the Galician Universities Law 11/1989 on July 20th, 1989. The Constituent Assembly passed the University Statutes on the February 4th, 1992and these were published in the Official Bulletin (DOG) on September 17th, 1992.

The University of Coruña is territorially situated in the Campus of Coruña and the Campus of Ferrol.

The University of Coruña is a public institution whose primary objective is the generation, management and dissemination of culture and scientific, technological and professional knowledge through the development of research and teaching.

The University of Coruña conceives its essential purpose as a quality public service aimed at achieving greater levels of welfare for the group of the society through the pursuit of social, scientific and technological advances in a framework of ethical values. Part of its mission is the formation of an open, critical, democracy and solidarity citizenship, capable of analyzing reality, diagnose problems, formulate and implement solutions based in knowledge and oriented to the common good.

The University of Coruña explicitly expresses its commitment to the study and the integral development of Galicia, its social, cultural and linguistic identity, and it will promote its full integration into the European Higher Education and the projection in Latin America. The University of Coruña Foundation, a private charitable and academic foundation, has been created in order to provide the University with permanent social support.

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Mission Statement

The role of the University of Coruña is to aid the cultural, social and economic progress of society through the encouragement, management and dissemination of cultural, scientific, technological and professional creation. Its mission is to deliver high-quality, Galician public service.

Central to that mission is the education of open, knowledgeable, critical, engaged, democratic and cooperative citizens, with a strong sense of solidarity and the ability to analyse their reality, identify problems, and propose and implement solutions based on knowledge and understanding and the common good.

As part of its duty of service to society, the University is committed to:

  • The creation, development, communication and critical analysis of science, technology and culture.
  • Preparing students for professional life through the teaching of scientific and artistic knowledge and practice.
  • The transfer, dissemination and promotion of knowledge for the advancement of culture, quality of life and economic development.
  • The dissemination of knowledge and culture through University outreach and lifelong learning.

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Vision

Looking ahead to 2020, UDC aspires to:

  • Establish strong connections with the whole community, in order to understand its needs and respond to the changes taking place in our society.
  • Collaborate with all social partners and public and private bodies to examine, identify and provide solutions to the challenges facing our society.
  • Open up channels of active solidarity, with a strong commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development through innovation.

The University will continue to:

  • Offer training and education tailored to the present and future needs of our society, and adapt that learning to the individual developmental needs of each student through the promotion of effective, innovative teaching methods to guarantee the acquisition of the abilities and competencies demanded by our degrees.
  • Help students to develop skills that enhance their employability at a local, national and international level.
  • Support the creation and development of national and international networks of basic and applied research groups for the promotion of scientific, technological, economic and social progress.
  • Be recognised for the research carried out at the University and the innovative knowledge transfer strategies and initiatives made possible by the technical and scientific services of the UDC Technology Park.
  • Combine the promotion of general knowledge in all fields with specialisation in the areas of science and technology where the University is strongest.
  • Manage our resources fairly, efficiently, productively and transparently, and work to ensure stable and sufficient funding from the State, with supplementary financing through our partnerships in the private sector.
  • Enhance the reputation of UDC abroad based on our teaching and research activities.
  • Promote a system of strategic management in order to achieve our collective objectives in collaboration and consultation with the whole University community.

Values and Principles

UDC, as a public, civil, autonomous, inclusive and secular institution, and in accordance with its own objectives, will be governed by the following values and principles:

  • Equality of opportunity, based on the principles of merit, ability, equality, universal access to third-level education and promoting a culture of non-discrimination.
  • Personal effort as one of the key aspects of individual advancement and development, and the ability to find a balance between personal desires and the ability to satisfy them, as an aid to problem-solving, conflict resolution and the achievement of collective goals for the common good.
  • Participation in the decision making process and the promotion of channels of communication between all members of the University community, as a way of maximising all available talent and resources.
  • Social responsibility and commitment, as a way of contributing actively to the improvement of the socio-economic situation of our community and the creation of greater economic well being in society as a whole.
  • Commitment to Galicia and to the transformation and development of Galician society: to create, protect, communicate and transmit the artistic, urban, architectural, documentary and linguistic heritage and culture of Galicia.
  • Respect for the environment, as a socially responsible university, maximising and managing the resources at our disposal as efficiently as possible, to minimise environmental impact.
  • Efficient use of public resources to ensure they are used to best effect to meet the needs of society and in the interest of the common good.
  • Quality as a core objective, with a collective will and desire to work to achieve higher standards of teaching, research, management and services, in the interests of greater social well being.
  • Transparency as a mechanism of accountability, to account for all decision and actions taken by the University.
Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Spanish

This school also offers:

LLM

Universidade da Coruña

The training of the students of the Master in Business Legal Advising (MAXE) will be directed to deepen in the relevant subjects in the business field and in the knowledg ... [+]

Introduction

The training of students in the Master's Degree in Business Legal Advice (MAXE) Will be directed to deepen in the relevant subjects in the business field and in the knowledge of new resources, legal and of another type, that allow to confront with security the multitude of diverse situations. The training contents will be adapted to the conflicts and legal needs of the company, acquiring the necessary skills to be able to act autonomously in a complex or unknown environment.

What is learned

The structure of the Master will allow students to receive general legal training on company advice and specialized training in three areas of great interest at present: real estate and construction law, urban law and environmental law.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
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Universidade da Coruña

The Master in Law, which qualifies for access to the training test to obtain the title of lawyer, is taught jointly between the UDC and ICACOR through the School of Legal ... [+]

Introduction

With the new regulations established by Law 34/2006, of October 30, on access to the professions of Attorney and Attorney and by Royal Decree 775/2011, of June 3, by which approves the Regulation of the Law 34/2006, of October 30, on access to the professions of Lawyer and Attorney of the Tribunals, the completion of a previous training becomes mandatory requirement to be able to develop the profession of lawyer.

The Masters in Law, Which qualifies for access to the training test to obtain the title of lawyer, is taught jointly between the UDC and ICACOR through the School of Legal Practice "Dean Churches Corral".

The main objective of the Master is aimed at getting the student to obtain the skills, abilities and skills that allow him to practice the profession of lawyer once it exceeds the corresponding state test. In this way, you can join and open the appropriate professional office.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
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Universidade da Coruña

The main objective of the EU Masters is the training of qualified professionals in the European Administration and in the management of resources of the European Union. ... [+]

Introduction

The Master's Degree in Law: Studies of the European Union (EU Master) has been taught at the Faculty of Law of this University since 1998. It was implanted as an academic master's degree-researcher in 2006, by virtue of the Decree of the Consellería de Educación of the Xunta de Galicia no. 51/2006, of 23 March. The students of the various promotions have completed their studies with a high level of specialization in European Union law, which has allowed some of them to make a professional leap to the international arena and to work today in the institutions of the Union European Union.

The main objective of the EU Masters is the training of qualified professionals in the European Administration and in the management of resources of the European Union. In this way, we want to respond to the growing demand of these professionals in the labor market, and particularly in the various administrations - local, regional, national and European Union - as well as in companies, and , In general, economic and legal actors who are called to operate in a single market and with a single currency, essentially governed by European Union law.... [-]

Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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PhD

Universidade da Coruña

The Doctorate Program in Ibero-American Administrative Law is an official interuniversity degree that seeks to train doctors in Latin American Public Law, with competenci ... [+]

Introduction

The program of Doctorate in Ibero-American Administrative Law Is an official interuniversity degree that seeks to train doctors in Latin American Public Law, with competencies to develop scientific and professional activities preferably related to Public Administrations.

Participating Universities:

University of Coruña, Spain (coordinator) University of Montevideo, Uruguay University of Santo Tomás de Aquino de Tunja, Colombia University Hispanoamericana, Nicaragua University Monteávila, Venezuela University of Guanajuato, Mexico University of Veracruz, Mexico National University of the Northeast, Argentina University of Piura, Peru National University of Litoral, Argentina University Free School of Law, Costa Rica Why study the degree ... [-]
Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Universidade da Coruña

The Doctorate in Law program is an official university degree that deals with legal and social research training. ... [+]

Introduction

The Programme LL.D. Is an official university degree that addresses the training in legal and social research Its objective is to train in methodological and instrumental competences to develop research projects in the legal and social sciences:

To form jurists-researchers capable of undertaking, directing, participating and coordinating researches that propose solutions to the different problems of juridical order posed by the Galician, national and international reality. To allow the doctorate's specialization in its research training within the scope of scientific legal knowledge. Prepare legal research teams to manage and assume academic leadership in their professional or teaching practice, through the application of research methods and techniques in the legal sciences. Propitiate methodologically the training of future university professors, thus responding to the training and scientific needs of the University System. Encouraging the creation of international research networks and addressing legal research from an interdisciplinary perspective that provides a comprehensive training in the field of legal research Why study the degree ... [-]
Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Campus
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Rúa da Maestranza, 9
A Coruña, Galicia, 15001 ES
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Paseo de Ronda, 51
A Coruña, Galicia, 15011 ES
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Avd. da Habana, 6-7
A Coruña, Galicia, 15011 ES
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Leopoldo Alas Clarín, 2
A Coruña, Galicia, 15008 ES
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Campus de Elviña
A Coruña, Galicia, 15071 ES
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Campus da Zapateira
A Coruña, Galicia, 15071 ES
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Avd. Ernesto Che Guevara, 121.
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A Coruña, Galicia, 15179 ES
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Campus de Oza
A Coruña, Galicia, 15006 ES
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Campus de Esteiro
Ferrol, Galicia, 15403 ES
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Avda. 19 de febrero, s/n.
Ferrol, Galicia, 15405 ES