The University in Numbers

Universidad Europea


Since its inception in 1995, Universidad Europea has been committed to providing an innovative, holistic and high-quality education, and it currently holds a leadingposition in the Spanish private higher education sector.

Universidad Europea is also the only Spanish higher education institution that belongs to an international network of universities. The Laureate International Universities network is the undisputed leader in higher education, educating and training more than 1.000.000 students in over 70 institutions spanning 25 countries around the world.

As part of its commitment to Training Excellence, Universidad Europea de Madrid has updated its Quality Policy. In it, the following objectives are at its core:

  • Guarantee the quality of the University's education provision through the officiality of the degrees, consideration of the different interest groups, and the analysis of objective and reliable information for decision-making in the quest for continuous improvement.
  • Take all factors into account in order to guarantee the University has a positive impact of the and creates solid alliances with key collaborators.
  • Develop mechanisms to enhance research activity.
  • Creating on an optimal work environment that allows the development of the staff and faculty within the organization.

In the development of this policy the opinion of the everyone within the University has been taken into account: teachers, students, graduates, staff.

Click here to download the UEM quality policy.


UEM has a Quality Assurance System inspired by the European EFQM excellence model, the UNE EN ISO 9001: 2015 standard and the quality criteria of the SISCAL certification of the Madrimasd Foundation.

The System is composed of two levels of application: Level I, or Level of transversal services of the University, and Level II, or Level of application to each one of the faculties / schools. This way, the coordination and provision of the service is guaranteed and applied to all the programs offered by the University.

In order to guarantee compliance with our quality commitments for the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate programs, UEM has established the Committee for the Quality of Degrees (CCT) which carries out an evaluation of each of the programs (Program Review).

The improvement of the University and the fulfillment of our quality commitments are achieved through the Quality Assurance Committee of the University (CGC) in which representatives of the academic area, as well as transversal services, participate.

Quality garantee documentation




Universidad Europea de Madrid has had its four-star rating – out of a possible five – renewed by the prestigious international accreditation body, QS Stars, increasing its overall rating by 95 points compared to 2015.

This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Specifically, Universidad Europea de Madrid obtained the highest score - five stars - in Internationalization, Employability, Teaching, Online Teaching and Inclusion.

QS is an international organization that develops one of the three most prestigious university rankings in the world together with the Times Higher Education Ranking and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Universidad Europea has also received the 500+ European Seal of Excellence from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM). It is the highest level of recognition granted by the foundation, which highlights examples of excellent management within a number of organizations.

This award makes Universidad Euopea the only private Spanish higher education institution with this current recognition.


The bachelor’s degree and master's in architecture have been declared Substantially Equivalent by the United States’ National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). NAAB is the only body authorized to accredit professional undergraduate and professional graduate programs in Architecture in the United States, and its prestige is recognized around the world.


The Universidad Europea has earned accreditation until February 2020 from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) for its Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, taught at the Villaviciosa de Odón campus in Madrid. Accreditation until this date is conditional on satisfactory progress reports, which the WCPT will require during this period, and the presentation of an annual report. WCPT accreditation is a prestigious endorsement for the Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy, guaranteeing that it meets the strictest training standards at national and international levels.


The Universidad Europea de Madrid has presented its candidacy for quality and excellence accreditation of its business department programs with the American certification of the Accreditation for schools and business area programs (ACBSP). Obtaining this certificate means recognition of the excellence of the faculty and the educational programs which focus on “Teaching to Learn”


In January 2017, Universidad Europea de Madrid was included on the list of universities approved by the Ministry of Education in the Republic of China. This recognition means Universidad de Madrid is now one of the Spanish universities officially recommended by the Chinese Government for their students to go and study abroad.


Universidad Europea has one of the largest offerings of double degrees. Moreover, its educational system is endorsed by quality certifications such as ANECA and Madrid Excelente , and supported by a first-rate faculty of over 1,100 specialists, who are evaluated by students on an annual basis.

Since 2003, Universidad Europea has recognized the contributions and achievements of its 16 Honorary PhD recipients from Spain and the rest of the world, highlighting them as models to be emulated by our own students and professors.


Universidad Europea is also noteworthy for its cutting-edge educational resources and state-of-the-art facilities. For example, the 25-hectare Villaviciosa de Odón campus has five teaching buildings, two dormitories for up to 500 people, and an extensive sports complex with swimming pools, gym, athletics track, tennis courts, soccer fields, paddle tennis courts, beach volleyball court, and a sports hall.

Universidad Europea currently has a combined total of over 16,000 students from all five continents on its four campuses located in Villaviciosa de Odón, La Moraleja, Valencia and Tenerife.


Our “small groups” philosophy, with an average of 1 professor for every 23 students, the Top program for outstanding students, and the presence from day one of a personal advisor are key factors in boosting each student’s motivationand enabling them to develop their skills and realize their full potential.


The employability rate of Universidad Europea graduates is much higher than that of today's professional market. More than 90% find a job within a year of graduation. Approximately 2,000 students complete curricular internships each year, 10% of them outside Spain.


Every year Universidad Europea welcomes over 5,000 students and professors from all over the world. This allows students to enjoy all the benefits of a unique experience on a multicultural and international campus, which will undoubtedly enable them to navigate today's professional world with greater success.

Moreover, our curricula are designed to ensure that all Universidad Europea graduates master English and can even further their education by learning other languages such as German, French, Italian or Chinese. To this end, more than 70 programs and over 250 courses are taught entirely in English or in bilingual format.