University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia
The University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC) is a private university with a clear vocation for public service. Although the University of Vic dates back to the 1970’s, it is relatively young as it was officially recognised in 1997. The UVic-UCC is a local university committed to the economic and social development of the surrounding region and of Central Catalonia through teaching, research and knowledge transfer, imbued with a distinctive European and international vocation. UVic-UCC adopts a practical teaching approach, is open and responsive to the changing needs of society, and takes an active role in ensuring satisfactory professional placement of graduates. Moreover, digital competences of students is given a prior importance.
The UVic Campus is subdivided into 5 faculties and Schools (Superior Polytechnic School; Education, Translation and Human Sciences; Business and Communication Studies; Health and Welfare) and one affiliated centre, Bau School of Design. UVic-UCC considers international exchange programmes and internships abroad to be essential, and promotes joint academic and research projects with over 100 universities and institutions in Europe; partnerships with universities in South America, Canada, South Korea, Central America, Africa, United States, and China; as well as cooperating with the EU ministries of education and private sponsorships. UVic-UCC considers multilingual training to be a key aspect for increased mobility of university students and staff, and the study of language and culture an excellent vehicle for gaining a broader perspective of today’s world. All undergraduate and most graduate courses include a number of credits in English. Study abroad takes place over 1 or 2 semesters with recognition of ECTS points. Whilst placement abroad takes place between 3-6 months and is recognised as a voluntary or mandatory placement, depending on which degree it belongs to.
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