The University of Alicante (UA) was founded in 1979. Being one of the youngest universities in Spain, the UA is also considered one of the most innovative and fastest developing in Spain. More than 30000 national & 3000 international students are enrolled in 7 Faculties offering more than 50 degrees in all fields of study. The UA manages more than 2000 academic & 1200 administrative staff. The University has more than 70 departments & over 100 research groups in areas of social sciences & law, experimental sciences, technology, humanities, education & health. Its particular field of interest lies within the context of international cooperation, promotion of innovation culture, strengthening of technology knowledge transfer & improvement of innovation support services & the training of university management staff to aid the integration of countries in transition & develop their international status & networks.
The University of Alicante, conscious of the role that it plays in today's society that is integrated, has committed to structuring a University social responsibility model based on principles & values that have been sharing across all University activities. These values & principles are summarized in the establishment of policies for the defence of human rights, sustainable development, the defence of the environment, equality & policies of social commitment, which shall be part of each teaching, research activity.