22,000 students, nearly 13,000 graduates in the last 3 academic years
Established in 1990, Vigo University has consolidated itself as a modern and innovative learning centre in Galicia.
Its three campuses at Ourense, Pontevedra and Vigo offer degree programs in the fields of Science, Humanities, Technology, Law and Social Sciences. These fields are distributed over nearly thirty centres where research groups also carry out their research activities. A network of the University's centres completes the research infrastructure of Vigo University, which has been ranked 15th in the classification of Spanish universities for its scientific advances.
Modern, egalitarian, bold and diverse, Vigo University promotes and facilitates student mobility and has achieved number one status in Galicia with respect to the number of incoming foreign students and number of outgoing students to foreign universities.
7,000 students and more than 6,000 alumni
The University was founded in 1986 and it inherits part of its history from Vila Real Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1973. Having taken on a role building regional cohesion and development, the University is recognised today within the University system for its activities in the fields of education, scientific research, technology and the other areas of science which form its unique identity.
UTAD integrates 5 schools, 5 research centres, other diverse research institutions, other Universities committed to collaboration, organisations and business, and aims to create a synergy which has a strong impact in its field, within its remit as part of the recently created consortium UNorte.pt, which includes as well Porto and Minho Universities. It integrates several networks and national and international partnerships in a participation framework concentrated on regional and international strategies, but with a strong impact on domestic cohesion and sustainability.
EURES is the European Employment Services network, created in 1993, aimed at facilitating workers’ mobility at the transnational and cross border levels, within the framework of the European Economic Area (plus the UK and Switzerland) - an intervention area currently integrating 32 countries.
EURES provides information, counselling and support to recruitment/placement services, by promoting direct contact between jobseekers and employers interested in recruiting abroad.
In Portugal, the EURES network is integrated in:
- IEFP, I.P. - Institute for Employment and Vocational Training, I.P.
- Madeira Employment Institute;
- Azores Regional Directorate for Employment and Professional Qualification;
with a network of 30 EURES Advisers distributed all over the country.
Also within the EURES network, this cross-border partnership was created in 1997, currently involving 12 partner organisations, aimed at providing specific information regarding cross-border mobility of workers and employers’ recruitment within Galicia / North of Portugal euro-region.
Cross border service includes:
- facilitation of access to job vacancies and CVs;
- information on both countries’ legislation regarding labour, taxation and social security related issues;
- information on living and working conditions on both border sides;
- guidance on vocational training and traineeship opportunities.
Created in 2008-2010, on Xunta de Galicia’ and CCDR-N’s (North of Portugal Coordination and Regional Development Committee), this Grouping is aimed at being a meeting point between institutions, companies and citizens from both border sides, with a view to promoting common interests and goals and creating an added value by enhancing synergies – investing on cooperation relationships in different areas of intervention.
Its basic mission is to promote and reinforce companies’ competitiveness through knowledge and innovation, as well as to reinforce and rationalize basic cross-border equipments and increase social and institutional cohesion in the Eurorregion.
The Grouping is more and more the facilitato rand interconnecting agente in the Eurorregion, charged of building communication & dialogue bridges, joint investment and convergence between neighbours.