Research and innovative teaching for a holistic education
The University of Navarra seeks to provide its students with a holistic education that encompasses academic and cultural aspects of life. As such, it is deeply committed to research, innovative teaching, the student experience, entrepreneurship, university social responsibility and internationalization.
Students have the opportunity to enrich their university experience through professional career services, as well as diverse cultural, social and sports activities.
These are offered in an international environment, which the University fosters by attracting students from other countries (18 percent of the student body is from abroad) and international faculty members, as well as study abroad programs and internships.
With almost 11,000 students, 54 degrees, 34 master’s programs and 21 doctorate programs, the University of Navarra boasts a high-caliber faculty, as underscored by national rankings. It aspires to offer highly personalized attention to students, which is reflected in its ratio of 12.2 students per professor.
Due to its dedication to innovative teaching, the University has broadened its academic offerings in recent years. New degrees include Environmental Science, International Relations, Psychology, Design, Marketing, and Literary Studies and Creative Writing.
The University of Navarra also makes a great effort to ensure that no student is forced to leave a program because of a lack of resources. It has strengthened and improved initiatives such as the Alumni Scholarship Program and the Academic Excellence Loans, while launching a new system to incentivize studies and unify financing.
During the 2015-2016 academic year, more than 2 million euros went toward Alumni Scholarships and 840 scholarships/credits were granted, for a total amount of approximately 6.3 million euros.
Noteworthy milestones in research are the Research Centers in Nutrition and Bioengineering, as well as the Tropical Health Institute and the Institute for Culture and Society.
The school aspires to distinguish itself as a Research University that is capable of generating differential knowledge through interdisciplinary investigation.
These teaching and research centers endeavor to continually generate and attract talent. In addition to strengthening the centers, the University continues working to boost innovation in teaching.
The University aims to expand its Madrid campus, with the construction of a new Clinic Universidad de Navarra facility and a graduate studies building; and the creation of the Museum of Natural Science.
At the same time, it seeks to boost entrepreneurship among students and alumni.
The University of Navarra ranked 37th in the world in the 2016 QS Graduate Employability Ranking, which surveys the opinions of employers.