The University of Valencia (officially Universitat de València-Estudi General, in Valencian), founded in 1499 under the name of Estudi General, is one of the largest and oldest universities in Spain. It is a public university, focused on teaching and research in almost all areas of knowledge.
During the course 2012/2013 had 63,940 students between all degrees, and with 1,853 employees for administration and services and 3,849 teachers and researchers.
The University of Valencia is among the most important of Spain in the field of R&D. It has 18 university research institutes (three mixed with the Higher Council for Scientific Research) and a Science Park.
In 2012 the University of Valencia received the Telefónica Ability Award for best Spanish public sector organization and in 2013 won the award for best institution Erasmus Spain granted by OAPEE, and in 2014 UNESCO Prize for its observatory of employment.
In addition, the university has the certificates of compliance with ISO quality standards.