Study abroad. Higher education in Europe. International University of Andorra (UDA)
UDA (Universitat d’Andorra) is the only state University in Andorra that was founded in 1997. The University is a member of European University Association. The amount of students doesn’t overcome the amount of 500. The University prepares bachelors of medicine, computer science, business administration and education, there are also courses of higher professional education. The University includes two higher schools: the School of Nurses and the School of Computer Science.
A specific geographical position of the country and a relatively small amount of students doesn’t allow the University of Andorra to work with full-fledged academic programs. In the result, the University works mostly as the center of remote higher education, assuring the communication with the universities of France and Spain. The center of remote education (Centre d’Estudis Virtuals) of the University has about 20 programs for both bachelor’s degree and for masters in the sphere of tourism, law, Catalan philology, liberal arts, psychology, political sciences and telecommunications. The Center also offers different programs for additional education and professional retraining.
The University of Andorra must strengthen the full use of Catalan in all its areas of activity, scholastic and non-scholastic, and it must dedicate special attention to the study and the promotion of the country’s culture. Therefore, the official language is Catalan. Other languages may also be used as a vehicle of instruction. The University of Andorra also encourages multilingualism, especially the knowledge of the English language.
The University of Andorra as an institution is committed to environmental conservation through the ethics of environmental solidarity with all the peoples of the world, which promotes conservation and biodiversity.
The volunteers of the UdA Solidària Committee also work to promote the university’s social, solidary, and cooperative functions, through awareness-raising tasks.
Within the framework of the General Plan for Research and Innovation at the University of Andorra, various teams develop research projects in fields such as education, health services, financial economics, or languages.
The University of Andorra also frequently organises scientific conferences with participants who come from all over the world.
In order for you to have every opportunity, openness to the world is a priority at the University of Andorra. Currently, it is part of the Xarxa Vives, a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU), a member of the European University Association (EUA), and a member of the Francophone University Association (FUA). Additionally, it has signed collaboration agreements with different universities all over the world.
The University of Andorra has adapted all of its university studies to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The credit hours of the different degrees are counted in European credits, with an equivalency of 180 European credits for the bachelor degrees and 120 credits for the master degrees. All national university diplomas are accompanied by the European Diploma Supplement.
The quality assurance is one of the main assets that the University of Andorra offers. According to independent evaluations carried out by the Quality Board of the University of Andorra through individual, anonymous surveys, our students rate the quality of the faculty and the courses very highly.
Some syllabus take into account the possibility of doing a training internship at an institution or business. The training internship is an integral part of the syllabus and its objective is to bring the student into the working world. During their education, students also have the option to study subjects at another university.