Spain, San Sebastián

Universidad de Navarra in San Sebastian


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The School of Engineering of San Sebastián, of the University of Navarra, aims to contribute to the professional, scientific and human education of prospective engineers.

School has striven to strike a balance between teaching, research and service to society, making these activities complementary to each other. The School commenced her academic activities in the spring of 1961, with the initial program of specialization in Metallurgy. In the present location at the university campus of San Sebastián, in the quarter of Ibaeta, there are the laboratory buildings, inaugurated in 1967, the main teaching building, finished in 1989, and the multi-purpose facility, built in 1996. At present the School offers 5 official degrees recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level: Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering, Industrial Management Engineering and Materials Engineering. More information about courses and exchange programme at this link.

The Country

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state and a member state of the European Union. Spain is a democracy organized in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the 13th largest economy in the world. Widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bull-fights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine, Spain has to offer much more than that. It is – and has been for thousands of
years – one of the cultural centers of Europe. It has beautiful cities and towns, offering really old monuments as well as futuristic architecture. Its various regions are all different one to each other, geographically, climatically and even in personality. It is a fascinating country to know and to know more about it.

The City

San Sebastián with a population of 180.000 inhabitants is the cultural capital of the Spanish Basque Country. Situated on the Cantabrian Coast some 20 kilometers away from the French border, it enjoys a very mild climate. Local ordinances do not allow the establishment of industries or factories within city limits and so the city has no pollution problems and is very clean. La Concha Bay and its beach are extremely picturesque. Located in the middle of the
bay is the island of Santa Clara, which is flanked on both sides by two promontories, Mount
Urgull and Mount Igueldo, from which magnificent panoramic views of the entire Metropolitan Area can be enjoyed. On Mount Igueldo there is a small Amusement Park and a little Zoo. San Sebastián is well endowed with interesting monuments, museums, parks and so on. Among its monuments are to be found the Miramar Palace, the former summer residence of the Queen, the Cathedral, the Basilica of Santa María del Coro, the Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the María Cristina Hotel.


The University of Navarra does not offer student accommodation on campus or in the environs of San Sebastián. The International Relations Service can offer support to students trying to find accommodation for their period of study in San Sebastián. Find more informations at this link or contact Ms. Eire Iradi:

Travel Opportunities

Not far from San Sebastián visitors may enjoy the Sierra de Aralar, a mountain range of great
ecological value where monuments from the Bronze Age and roads built by the Romans some
two thousand years ago are to be found. This Sierra has many peaks, which make of it an excellent winter resort for hiking and cross-country skiing. San Sebastián is also within easy reach of the Pyrenees with its famous mountains, passes and ski resorts. San Sebastián has many mountaineering clubs, which bear out the mountain-climbing tradition typical of the Basque Country. Various Basque expeditions have climbed the highest peaks in the world in recent years, including Mount Everest.