University of Malaga (UMA)

The University of Malaga (UMA) is one of Spain’s premiere institutions of higher learning. It is located in the city of Malaga, at the foot of the Mediterranean in Andalusia. Since its foundation back in 1972, UMA has rapidly expanded its international presence and prestige. Currently, UMA has 2 campuses (1.797.247 m2), +35,000 students, +2,400 professors, 23 faculties and schools, 82 departments, 200 educational programmes (incl. 68  undergraduate, 75 master and 34 phd), 309 research groups, research projects (425 national / 150 EU [2007-2016]), and +1,800 business contacts.

Regarding international relations, UMA has bilateral agreements with +945 universities from all over the world (Europe, Iberoamerica, North Africa, Asia, USA/Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, etc.) with +1,000/+1,000 exchange students (in/out)/year and +100/+100 exchange staff (in/out)/year. UMA participates actively in a number of international programmes (LLP, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Erasmus+, ISEP, Fulbright, AUIP, etc.), national/regional programmes (Spanish Ministry of Education, Regional Gov, Talentia, ICEX, etc.), and privately-funded programmes (Santander, Universia, Caixa, Caja Madrid, etc.), all of them managed by the Unit of International Affairs & Cooperation (UIAC). UMA is member of +100 networks/associations.

UMA stimulates educational innovation and research by boosting the quality of its professors and research groups through their participation in international research projects – managed by OTRI (Research Results Transference Office) – with the support and sponsorship of enterprises from local TechPark (PTA). The university has a dedicated career center which fosters the employability of students and young researchers by offering a wide services portfolio including academic/professional counselling, paid internships/fellowships, etc. UMA meets the following quality standards: EFQM 200, EFQM 300, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, etc. 

UMA is also part of the “Andalucia Tech” campus of excellence.

In reference with legal studies, the School of Law offers to the students different Masters and Bachelors courses in law, such as Degree in Law, Degree in Law and Business, Degree in Criminology, Master in Legal Practice, Master in Legal Advice to Businesses, Master in Mediation, etc. and a Doctoral Course. Due to the special situation of Malaga City, English is a second language at UMA. Therefore, the School of Law offers a number of subjects taught in English. 

See : Moreover, last September saw the approval of a full reform of the Degrees study program in order to better adapt them to the Bologna-related curricular reforms. This experience, together with the new doctoral course and the different research groups belonging to the School of Law that are working on the modernization of Spanish Law are the best guarantees to assure the successful accomplishment of the objectives established in this Capacity Building Program.