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Universidad de Leon

Our main aim is to train professionals who can face up to the challenges of the competitive world we live in and who can take a hand in economic, social and cultural development.Leon is relatively young as a full university, but is heir to a long and prestigious academic tradition. We’re committed to quality in teaching, research and innovation. We strive to take full advantage of our accumulated knowledge so as to provide the society that finances the university with dynamic graduates ready to enter the world of work with every assurance of success, and with results in basic and applied research aimed basically at human development with regard to the environment and education in values.

PhD Programmes



  • Founded in 1979


The University of Leon has forty different undergraduate degree programmes.


The University undertakes research activities in most academic fields and areas of technology. In terms of the volume of research, pride of place goes to Life Sciences and to Biological and Health Studies.

Among other disciplines, stress should be laid on the research carried out in the fields of Food and Agriculture, Earth and Energy Sciences and Technology, and Industrial, Computer and Aerospace Engineering (Automation and Manufacturing, Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence). The University also has a solid research record in various areas in the Humanities, Law and Socio-economic Studies.

University Ranking

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Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus of Vegazana
  • Campus of Ponferrada

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