Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr

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Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (in Spanish language Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir) is a private, catholic university, located in Valencia, Spain. It also campuses in Valencia, Godella, Burjassot, Torrent, Alzira and Xàtiva.

The university has 26 undergraduate degrees and 58 master's. It counts with 24 research institutes and 28 local volunteer programs and two abroad.


The university allocates €5.4 million to scholarships. The money is destined to different aid programs, ranging from full scholarship coverage to a percentage of the scholarship coverage. The university helps students who are part of a large families.


It is named after Saint Vincent of Saragossa and it was established on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2003.

It is a continuation of the university work performed for over thirty years by the Edetania Foundation. Monsignor José María García Lahiguera, archbishop of Valencia, with the cooperation of some religious institutions, created the School of Teacher Education Edetania on November 3, 1969 and it acquired the name Edetania Foundation in January 11974. A few years later, in 1979, the then Archbishop of Valencia Monsignor Miguel Roca Canabellas and the rector of University of Valencia signed the agreement Edetania secondment to the University of Valencia.

With the foundation of the Catholic University of Valencia in 2003, the university had four faculties:

On February 4, 2005 was the integration of the School of Nursing Our Lady of the Forsaken, current School of Nursing. Also the faculty of Business Studies was approved.

On March 13, 2007, the university adopted the Faculty of Medicine.


Valencia Campus

It is situated in the historical center of Valencia, San Carlos Borromeo, and was built in 1760. This building, which hosts the Valencian Academy of Surgery, is located next to Valencian Museum of Enlightenment and Modernity (MUVIM). Here are the rectorate office and the central services of the university.

Classes are also taught such as:

Courtyard of Santa Úrsula

Santa Úrsula

It is located in the former convent of St. Ursula, founded by the Archbishop of Valencia San Juan dde Rebeira in 1605, is declared cultural interest of Torres de Quart. The monastery has been renovated and expanded. It has a floor area of 5000 sq m and is equipped with modern technology to facilitate the proper use of academic and university activities. In this place are library, laboratories, photography room, MAC room, auditorium, teacher's offices and cafeteria, as well a garden patio. Here is taught:

San Juan Bautista

Located in a classic building next to Turia Gardens and close to the bus station of Valencia. This campus has facilities for teaching and complementary activities. A language laboratory, computer lab, complete library and comfortable gardens are inside the building. Here are taught:

San Juan and San Vicente

Located in an annex building of the parish of San Juan and San Vicente, it has six floors, with a ground floor and a basement, this is 2,560 sq m and has the capacity to accommodate up to 1,200 students. Here are taught:

Virgin of the Helpless (Virgen de los Desamparados)

Located in a building with more than 50 years of history and near the hospital, library and MUVIM. In this center, they carry out:

Marqués de Campo

Maqués de Campo

Near Sana Ursula and (Torres de Quart), is next to the Cultural center La Beneficiencia de de Valencia and the Valencian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM). It has an inner courtyard garden, computer rooms and MAC classroom. Here are taught:

Edetania Campus

Godella - Sacred Heart

Colleges and degrees

Today the university is sorted into eight faculties in which there are 23 graduate degree titles and 36 post-graduate titles.

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