Founded as Colegio de Santa María de Jesús at the beginning of the 16th century, Universidad de Sevilla (US) is the main public university in Andalusia and an innovation hub of the region. The university's history is intrinsically linked to that of Seville and the US campus, whose headquarters are part of the cityscape, is often referred to as a "city within a city". With 32 university centers and 134 departments, US provides its 70,000 students, including almost 4,000 international students, with world-leading teaching and research opportunities.
Universidad de Sevilla
1505Founding year of Universidad de Sevilla
Top 15The university is ranked among the best 15 universities in Spain according to the QS World University Rankings 2022
80,000 m²Total size of US sports facilities spread throughout the city of Seville
Research at the Universidad de Sevilla is conducted at its departments, research institutes and research centers focusing on a wide range of subjects. Universidad de Sevilla also has a large Research, Technology and Innovation Center (CITIUS) that centralizes the 15 General Research services of US.
The university is committed to developing its research portfolio further. In 2016, US created the General Office for International Projects (OGPI) to promote and support the application for international projects, both academic and research related. With the help of their own research foundation (FIUS), US is able to manage and expedite contracts between university researchers and companies or entities, public or private. US currently has 187 EU-funded research projects and ranks second in Spain based on the number of national patents obtained. The university's strategic focus on entrepreneurship has also given rise to twenty knowledge-based companies in the last 10 years.
Together with the Universidad de Malaga, US supports the International Campus of Excellence Andalucia TECH, a joint research project and innovation space that bundles scientific expertise and promotes knowledge transfer in collaboration with their more than 150 partners from the industry, public entities and foreign research institutions.
Engagement with IU
Indiana University and Universidad de Sevilla have sustained an active partnership since the early 1980s. Since 1983, IU and US have exchanged graduate students for purposes of conducting research and serving as language instructors at the host institution. IU's Department of Spanish and Portuguese added a semester-long faculty exchange with the Faculty of Philology at US in 2011. Both the graduate student and faculty teaching exchange are part of a sub-agreement between the two schools.
In addition, the Office of Overseas Study administers a popular study abroad program for IU undergraduates to study at University of Seville.