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The University of Deusto has focused on educational excellence, striving to become an international leader by promoting the creation of international networks and projects for many years. 15% of Deusto's students are foreign.

University of Deusto

Since 1886

• The University of Deusto, founded in 1886, was the first higher learning institute to focus on social welfare when it was created by the Society of Jesus over 125 years ago.

Ignacio de Loyola, founder of the Company of Jesus, was born near Bilbao. Day-long visits to the Santuary of Loyola are organised every year.

The University of Deusto is a UNIJES member. This Spanish network of Jesuit universities has close ties with AUSJAL (Jesuit universities in South America) and AJCU (Jesuit universities in the US). Together they form a world network of more than 200 Jesuit universities.

• The University of Deusto ranks among Spain’s leading private universities.

More information on international outreach


Facilities and resources


  • The new university library (CRAI), designed to be a learning and research resources centre, spreads over 9.000 m2 and has 1,307 workstations. Of its 997,153 volumes, 13,734 are printed periodicals. There are 1,624 e-resources (monographic studies, periodicals and databases).

Deusto Campus

  • University life is much more than just the classroom. Deusto Campus offers a wide range of sports, faith, cultural and solidarity experiences and activities.


Faculty of Psychology and Education


campus bilbao otoño• The Faculty of Psychology and Education has over 30 years' experience in education and research.

• Today's faculty was built on the foundations, history and experience of the former Faculty of Philosophy and Education, which opened its doors in 1976.


More about the faculty’s history


The faculty in figures

The faculty has over new 700 students enrolling each year. 

• The faculty has recently completed an internal quality assurance system pilot assessment for its accreditation by the Basque quality agency (Unibasq).



museo guggenheim• Metropolitan Bilbao has over a million people. The city, located in northern Spain, has a long tradition of trade and contact with other European countries.

• The city of Bilbao has recently received prestigious international awards such as the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize (considered the Nobel Prize of cities). The late city mayor, Iñaki Azkuna, was chosen World’s Best Mayor 2012.

• Bilbao has undergone large-scale transformation, best shown by the emblematic Guggenheim Bilbao Museum. The main campus of the University of Deusto is located opposite the Guggenheim Museum.

More about the UD in Bilbao

San Sebastian

donostia1• San Sebastian has been chosen European Capital of Culture for 2016.

• Its beautiful bay, known as the Pearl of the Cantabric Sea, with its mix of sea and mountains, its quality of life and world famous cuisine, have made it a top tourist destination which has appealed to travellers for over two centuries.

The UD in San Sebastian is located on the Paseo de Mundaiz on the banks of the Urumea River beside the Cristina-Enea Park. The 32,000 m2 campus forms part of what many consider to be the world's most beautiful city.

More about the UD in San Sebastian

Faculty International Contact

International Relations CoordinatorItziar Elexpuru
944 139 112
PsychologyInternational Mobility: Susana Corral944 139 000 (ext. 3046)
Acebo García Guerrero
944 139 000 (ext. 2299)
Social EducationInternational Mobility: Concepción Maiztegui Oñate944 13 90 29
Primary EducationInternational Mobility – Bilbao:  Nerea Gutiérrez Fernández944 139 000 (ext. 2115)
International Mobility – San Sebastian: Patxi León Guereño
943 326 600
Physical Activity and Sports SciencesInternational Mobility: Iker Sáez Gómez de Cadiñanos
944 139 000 (ext. 3151)