Built in the 1980s and 1990s, Universidad Publica de Navarra’s centralized layout and harmonious design make it unique among Spanish universities. The university prides itself on its commitment to providing quality higher education. Excellent resources complement classroom learning in this young and dynamic university. The UPNA has been appointed an international campus of excellence, reflecting a commitment to innovation and collaboration.
Main CampusPamplona, Spain Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in PamplonaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Spanish
Universidad Pública de Navarra is situated in a peaceful and sunny part of Pamplona, not far from the city center. Pamplona is a manageable size. You can reach most points of interest in Pamplona on foot. Internationally, Pamplona is best known for its festival of San Fermin and el Encierro, running of the bulls, which take place in July of each year.
Pamplona is the capital of Navarra, a region located in the north of Spain bordering on France. Pamplona is one hour by bus to France, two hours by bus to Bilbao, three and a half hours by train to Madrid, and four and a half hours by train to Barcelona.
In the Middle Ages, Navarra was important as a crossing point for highways and the pilgrimage routes of the Camino de Santiago. In addition to its historic importance, Navarra is especially rich in natural attractions. Though only 10,400 square kilometers, Navarra is characterized by three distinct climatological zones, which lead to a variety of natural settings. An airport is located just an hour's bus ride outside of Pamplona. The sea in San Sebastian and desert to the south are also located just an hour outside of Pamplona.
The UPNA offers a wide range of cultural activities that include drawing and painting, courses to improve communication skills, cinema and photography, science and technology courses, and cooking. You can take part in the university chorus or join the theatre club, as well as, enjoy many cultural excursions and trekking trips. The university offers easy access to a multimedia language center, library, and sports facilities which include an indoor pool and a climbing wall. The UPNA also offers free medical and psychological care service to all students, which you can use for basic health care or to receive advice on health matters.