The University of the Balearic Islands invites you to study and research in a privileged backdrop, where the peace, tranquillity and wellbeing of Mediterranean living come together in perfect harmony with a work-oriented environment designed to educate, generate knowledge and innovate, while always aspiring to excellence in research and quality.
As you are captivated by the striking Serra de Tramuntana Mountains, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010, and the warm Mediterranean Sea, our university campus in Palma opens its doors to offer you its vast experience in language learning and to enable you to enjoy a multilingual environment in a culturally rich and diverse society. It is not by chance that more than 160 different languages from all around the world come together in the Balearic Islands, alongside the two official languages that are most widely spoken here: Catalan, our own language, and Spanish.
In this privileged environment that has been a point of attraction for distinguished public figures, artists and writers from all around Europe and the globe for centuries, the UIB is one of the country’s leading universities in teaching, research, international cooperation and technological development and innovation. The UIB is a time-honoured member of prominent international university networks, it has attracted countless students from abroad and successfully joined the European Space for Higher Education. It is a university committed to building the European Union, and an institution that aspires to become a motor of economic growth and wellbeing for the people.
Why choose the UIB
1. For our prestigious, renowned reputation
We rank among the top 5 Spanish universities in innovation and technological development and in research quality, as well as being in the world top 10 in tourism research and among the top 8 in quality and innovation in teaching. We are coordinators of the “Euro-Mediterranean Tourism & Water” campus of international excellence.
2. For our links with society
We have very close links with the islands’ local populations. Indeed, in 2013 we were rated as being Balearic society’s fourth best-loved institution, after law enforcement bodies and NGOs.
3. Because we look after you from day one
Our main aim is for you to become part of the big family that makes up WE ARE THE UIB, and we manage to do this thanks to our lecturers and students. We will be at your side from day one.
4. Because we keep in close contact
Thanks to the university’s size and its philosophy, close direct contact with all the staff at the UIB is possible. Our classes do not have huge numbers of students and you will have close dealings with lecturers. It is easy to get in contact to clear up problems or send suggestions. Through our university chairs and agreements with public and private bodies, we are also in a position to have closer ties with society.
5. Because we find you a home
We have a hall of residence on the actual campus, just opposite the sports facilities, which costs half the price of others in Madrid or Barcelona. If, however, you prefer to live off campus, the UIB has an Accommodation Service through which you can find a new home.
6. For our sports facilities
We have a modern, fully-equipped sports centre where you can choose from numerous different sports and even swim in its indoor pool, where you can forget about problems of chlorine allergies because we have replaced the chemical with a system that does not affect your skin’s pH, while allowing you to swim at a temperature of 28 degrees.
7. Because we keep you company throughout the whole of your stay
At the UIB, assistance is not just limited to welcoming you to the university. If you come from another university, our International Relations Service will be at your side throughout the whole of your stay at the UIB. You will never be alone.
8. Because we are multilingual
At the UIB, we promote classes in different languages. Our subjects are taught in Catalan, Spanish or English. They all have the same number of ECTS credits, whatever language you are taught in.
9. Because we teach you languages
We have a language service that offers courses in different languages with the emphasis on excellence. They are taught in a dynamic, practical, effective way so that you quickly make progress without too much effort.
10. Because our teaching is interactive
We offer superior study programmes, where placement training is included. We strive to offer an innovative style of education where you form an active part of the learning process.
11. Because we transfer our know-how to society
The studies and research that we conduct do not remain inside our laboratories. Our lecturers and researchers contribute to general social wellbeing by transferring the know-how that they build up at the UIB to society. This also means that the education and training that we provide fit in with professional realities.
12. Because we are a high-tech university
“Campus Extens” is a pioneering platform in the application of new technologies to teaching, as well as ensuring that we are efficiently connected to our Minorca and Ibiza centres. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the whole of the campus and points to connect laptops.
13. Because of our natural environment
The UIB’s campus is located at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains, an area declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, as well as being just a few kilometres from Mallorca’s finest beaches. Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera also have an average of 300 sunshine days per year, ensuring a wide assortment of open-air cultural activities.
14. We are easily accessible
The UIB has good transport links to the whole of the archipelago. In Mallorca’s case, the university has a bus and underground service with good timetables and frequencies.
15. We are connected to the rest of the world
Mallorca’s international airport is 15 minutes from the UIB’S campus, like the distance between Minorca and Ibiza airports and our university centres there. Europe’s leading cities are just over three hours away.
16. We are eco-friendly
We aspire to have a healthier campus as each day passes. To achieve this, we start out by seeking to ensure the excellence of all our catering services and by promoting the use of bicycles both on campus and as a means of travelling to the city, thanks to the bicycle lane that connects us to Palma. In addition, we have technology recycling programmes and a bird-watching point.
17. We want to share this experience with you
The UIB has over 1,000 lecturers and researchers and 500 people who form part of our administrative and maintenance teams. All of them strive to contribute to your learning process and to offer you a teaching experience that stands out for its excellence.
18. We help you to forge a future career
Our support is not just restricted to the classroom. We will also be at your side when you have to take that step into the professional world. We will offer you a choice of grants or collaboration projects, plus an Employment Service to help you take your first steps.
19. We are international
You will see this for yourself when you meet UIB students and lecturers. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to continue studying. Through grants, exchange programmes and volunteer work, we can help you to continue learning with the guarantee of excellence.
20. We want to grow alongside you
First you will take a first degree, then perhaps a postgraduate or master’s degree and even a PhD. We also offer an extensive continuous learning programme, allowing you to attend summer courses or even to return to university when you reach the age of over 55.
21. WE ARE THE UIB
This is our identity, our close feeling of community. From the moment that you decide to study with us or to carry out research here, you will become one of us. WE ARE THE UIB: a big family that strives day by day to ensure a good present and better future for everyone. And you are a fundamental part.
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