From the Office of the Vice Rectorate for Internationalization, we would like to welcome you to the University of Malaga; a young yet mature institution, facing the exciting challenge of internationalization with the confidence it has the necessary capabilities and resources to become an academic institution of international renown. Moreover, the International Centre for Spanish has long been a key element in the internationalisation process to which the University of Malaga is committed.
The University is privileged to be situated in the historical city of Malaga, the focus of attraction for many cultures due to its strategic location on the Mediterranean coast, and for its magnificent climate. Throughout history, Phoenicians, Romans and Muslims have all been drawn to Malaga, leaving behind a rich cultural heritage and shaping the vibrant, open character of the people.
Today, Malaga is a busy, cosmopolitan city with excellent infrastructure and services, a combination which provides an enviable lifestyle for its inhabitants. The city remains a centre of attraction for countless visitors who, captivated by its many charms, frequently decide to set up permanent residence here.
As Vice-Rector for Internationalisation, and proud to be Malaga-born, I hope your stay in our city is enjoyable, and that you leave here wishing to return as soon as possible to what Nobel Prize winner Vicente Aleixandre called the ‘City of Paradise’.
A warm welcome awaits you here.
Vice Rector for Internationalization
Since its foundation in 1947, the International Centre for Spanish has been at the forefront in the University of Malaga’s internationalization strategy, and has set benchmarks for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language. Our main commitment is to offer a quality service that responds to students’ needs and meets the challenges of teaching a second language. The benefits of the centre are guaranteed by accreditation from the Cervantes Institute and the results of our surveys. The courses and programs on offer, all of which use cutting-edge teaching methods, have also incorporated the latest technologies, in order to integrate into the EHEA and the new organizational structures of permanent university training.
The CIE-UMA takes great care when hiring its teaching staff, giving them the means to develop their teaching and pedagogical skills, thus always guaranteeing teaching quality. All our teachers are university graduates, with wide experience in the field of language teaching. Many have PhDs and their research work is reflected in their participation in congresses and publications and papers published in academic journals. In addition, specialists from different departments of the University of Málaga make up members of our teaching team.
The University of Malaga’s International Centre for Spanish is located in Malaga, the capital city of the Costa del Sol. It is Picasso’s birthplace, cosmopolitan and hospitable, offering visitors a rich cultural experience, which together with its gastronomy, museums and galleries, surprises all those who choose to come here. Malaga, now at the forefront in economic and technological development, is a pioneer in language learning tourism. A natural paradise with unique UNESCO sites, the province of Malaga invites travelers to enjoy its history, its landscapes and the many opportunities it has for sports and leisure activities. Malaga is found on the east coast of Andalusia and has an excellent transport infrastructure, including a high-speed train, a seaport, a renovated highways network and an international airport, (AGP), which constitutes a third of Spanish air traffic. Getting around the city is also very easy thanks to bicycle lanes and a public transport network which combines bus and metro. Let yourself be captivated by its light, beaches, the open spirit of its people and its rich traditions and customs, all fruit of its multiculturalism. It will be a unique and unforgettable experience.