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University of Malaga


A photo of UMA campus, A photos of students and a photo of a class

The University of Malaga (UMA) is a state-owned institution founded in 1972. Privileged from its geographical location, UMA is renowned for its highly qualified teaching and research staff. It maintains strong ties to the productive and academic sector of the Andalusian region. With more than 35,000 students and 2,400 teachers, UMA’s study options comprises 63 Bachelor’s programs, over 68 Master’s programs, over 22 PhD programs, and around 100 courses held throughout the academic year. These programs are carried out by 17 faculties, with a total of 71 departments. There are 309 research groups currently involved in 190 national projects and 39 international or European projects. In recent years, the number of partnerships with companies and other organizations has ranged between 550 and 600.  

The university leads the Spanish ranking in the 2020 edition of Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020, which assess the social and economic impact of universities, using metrics based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also occupies the 41st position in the global ranking. Together with the University of Seville, we make up the Campus of International Excellence, ‘Andalucía Tech’, which works in leading areas of research and knowledge transfer.

Facts and Figures

  • 35 000 students 
  • 3700 staff 
  • health sciences, humanities, business, engineering​ 
  • 2 campuses in Malaga