University of Burgos

The University of Burgos (UBU) is a public university founded in 1994 and located in Castilla y León (Spain), the largest geographical region in Europe and the cradle of the Spanish language.

Recognised as one of the best young universities in the world, U is a benchmark for Spanish research.

It has six research centres, 95 recognised research groups and 31 research units, which have enabled it to participate in 81 European research projects over the last 10 years, with more than 31 million euros in direct funding. It is currently at the forefront of research into green energies such as hydrogen.

Its teaching offer, in all fields of knowledge, attracts more than 9,000 students each academic year, more than half of whom come from outside the province of Burgos. These students also have access to more than 1,000 international mobility places in 700 destinations in 38 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

It also offers its students a wide range of services: sports activities, psychological support, diversity service, nature and environmental activities and a wide range of cultural activities, in a city full of green spaces and with a quality of life considered one of the best in the world.

Facts and numbers



RD&I scientific areas

& agri-food sciences


Bioscience & Biotechnology

Chemical sciences
& technologies

Economics, Business
& Management

Educational sciences

Environmental sciences & technologies

Green energy
& transportation

History & Archaeology

Industrial production, Architecture & Engineering

& communication technologies

Juridical science

Materials sciences
& Technologies

Mathematical sciences

Philology, Literature, Arts & Media

Philosophy, Languages
& Spanish language


Physical sciences

Social Sciences

Located in Castilla y León, in the North of Spain

UBU is located in Burgos, a medium-sized (175,000 inhabitants), safe, affordable, environmentally friendly and lively city in the north of Spain, which is one of the most livable cities in the country (top five in the Numbeo Quality of Life Ranking 2023, top four in the International Living Ranking, 2022) thanks to its excellent health, socio-economic and transport facilities (e.g. top quality hospital and universal health services, a dynamic commercial-industrial centre, less than one and a half hours from the sea and seven other cities, including Madrid and Bilbao, and less than three hours from France and Portugal).

Burgos is the original homeland of the Spanish language, where it originated in the 9th century (e.g. Cartularies of Valpuesta). It is also home to the Instituto Castellano y Leones de la Lengua and the UBU International Centre of Spanish to promote the language. Burgos also stands out for its historical and cultural heritage (three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Gothic Cathedral, the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago and the Prehistoric Archaeological site of Atapuerca). Burgos and its province, named Best Tourist Destination 2013 by the New York Times, offer a combination of history, culture and nature in the north of Spain. In addition, Burgos’ gastronomy, including its famous morcilla, cheese, roast lamb and wines (e.g. D.O. Ribera del Duero, D.O. Arlanza and D.O. Rioja), has been recommended by National Geographic as the best gastronomic destination for 2023.

The city is an industrial and commercial hub, hosting the headquarters and main facilities of the food industry (Campofrío, Pepsico, Calidad Pascual, Eurofrits, Mahou San Miguel, Frias Nutrición), automotive industry (Michelin, Bridgestone, Grupo Antolin, Benteler, Lear Corporation, Grupo Cropu), chemical industry (L’oréal Paris, GlaxoSmithKline, Adisseo), metal industry (Aciturri, Nicolás Correa, Casple) and home appliances (Ferroli, Cerámicas Gala, Veka Ventanas, Kronospan), is in continuous growth and is leading the transformation of the green economy (Siemens-Gamesa in wind energy, Hiperbaric in hydrogen processing), in close collaboration with the Research and Knowledge Transfer initiatives of the University of Burgos.


Hospital del Rey s/n
09001 Burgos
Phone +34 947 259 043

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