Pontifical University of Salamanca

The Pontifical University of Salamanca (in Spanish: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca) is a private Roman Catholic university based in Salamanca, Spain.

Pontifical University of Salamanca
Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
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Seal of the Pontifical University of Salamanca
Location, ,
40°57′47″N 5°40′01″W / 40.963°N 5.667°W / 40.963; -5.667Coordinates: 40°57′47″N 5°40′01″W / 40.963°N 5.667°W / 40.963; -5.667


This Pontifical University has its origins in the unique University of Salamanca, founded in 1218 and one of the oldest institutions of all Europe and the whole world. Resulting from the resolution of the Spanish kingdom of dissolving the faculties of Theology and Canon Law at the University of Salamanca in 1854,[1] Pope Pius XII decided to establish a new pontifical university and restore those faculties in a new institution. Additional faculties and schools were added over the years.

Olegario González de Cardedal, who received the Ratzinger Prize in 2011, teaches Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology. The University is famous thanks to its faculties of Philosophy, Psychology, Informatics and Education.


Currently, the Pontifical University of Salamanca offers the following undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area :

Salamanca CampusEdit

  • Canon Law
  • Sciences of Physical Activity and Sport
  • Communication Studies
  • Social Education
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Trilingual Biblical Philology
  • Humanities
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Speech Therapy
  • Master in Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher of Primary Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Advertising and Public Relations

Madrid CampusEdit

  • Architecture
  • Building Engineering
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Industrial Management Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sociology

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Historia" (in Spanish). Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca. Archived from the original on March 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15.

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