The University of Málaga is a public institution which produces and transfers knowledge while providing higher education services through the teaching staff and research tasks in a setting that features technological, cultural, and tourist activities.
It was founded in 1972 after a sequence of initiatives put forth by a social movement that finally became an established platform: “Amigos de la Universidad de Málaga” (University of Málaga Friends).
It is a dynamic and innovative University that has come to be socially recognized for its prestige and leadership; its open and participatory nature; its commitment to achieving a status of quality, excellence and to lifelong learning; its integration into the European Higher Education and Research Area; its concern for student employability and, thus, links to the business world, Andalusia's Technology Park and public sector; its outstanding competitive position at regional, national and international levels; and, its focus on a global knowledge society.
> Social responsibility
> Multicultural relations
> Freedom of thought and critical awareness