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Joint University and Small and medium sized enterprises Training


The University of Malaga (UMA) is one of the main institutions of higher education in Spain: it is the first of the Spanish universities involved with the SDGs and the number 40 in the world, according to the Impact ranking of Times Higher Education. Since its founding in 1972, UMA has expanded its prestige and international presence and today has more than 35,000 students, 58 Bachelor's degrees, 53 Master's degrees and 22 doctoral programs, as well as more than 200 degrees of its own. Its activity is carried out in 2 campuses in which they teach and research more than 2500 teachers in 23 faculties and schools. The UMA support mobility to more than 1500 incoming and 1100 outgoing students each year, as well as 200 exchanges of incoming and outgoing researchers per year. UMA is also part of the campus of excellence "Andalucía Tech".

The UMA is the first Spanish academic institution to obtain the international seal of 'Entrepreneurial University' awarded by ACEEU a recognition so far achieved by only five other universities in the world. UMA is provided with a Vice rectorate of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship which connects the business world with the university. It manages student internship programmes in local business and organizations supported by more than 3,230 internship agreements with companies, which allow that more than 12,000 degree and master students can do internships in companies, the most of them SME. Furthermore, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship vice-rectorate offers employment services and work orientation, providing university professionals to companies or organizations that need qualified personnel.