ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
The University of La Rioja (UR) is located on a modern
campus in Logroño, capital of La Rioja, where 7,500
students are registered on courses in 26 undergraduate
programs, Doctorates, Masters and other postgraduate
The UR is the only University in this small, quiet
region in Northern Spain. La Rioja is where the Monasteries
of San Millán de la Cogolla, cradle of the first
words written in the Spanish language, are
situated, sites included in UNESCO’s World Heritage
List in 1996. The University of La Rioja was founded
in 1992 and, as a centre devoted to Higher Education,
research and cultural promotion, has continued the work
of these monasteries in disseminating knowledge and
the Spanish language.
The size of the campus, occupying an area of 200,000
m2, guarantees an atmosphere of personal treatment and
cultural immersion which is ideal for
learning Spanish as a Foreign Language.
The students study in small groups, with free access
to computer rooms in each building, recently inaugurated
sports facilities and special discounts in some shops
merely by virtue of being university students.
All the buildings of the University of La Rioja are
grouped together on a single campus.
At its heart, a stone’s throw from each building, is
the UR Library. Rated as one of the five best university
libraries in Spain, it has a stock of 200,000 books
and also on-line services via Internet: DIALNET is the
most important data base of scientific articles in Spanish.
The University of La Rioja campus is on the outskirts
of the city, but only a short distance from the centre
of Logroño. This is the capital of La Rioja, with a
metropolitan area of 150,000 inhabitants and all the
facilities of a modern capital but with a comfortable,
to get to Logroño
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