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A university committed to its environment


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UPNA is a public university founded in 1987 by the Parliament of Navarre, with campuses in Pamplona and Tudela. 

It develops its academic activity in all the areas of knowledge: Engineering, Sciences, Health Sciences, Social and Legal Sciences and Arts and Humanities

UPNA includes an offer of 27 Bachelor's degrees (and 8 double Bachelor's degrees)  and 33 Master’s degrees (and 5 double master’s degrees), apart from a wide range of doctorate programmes and UPNA’s own degrees.

About UPNA


We boost Navarre’s sustainable development

UPNA is committed to Navarre's sustainable development and its culture through the generation, dissemination and transfer of knowledge, whole education of people and culture promotion within a free-thinking and open environment.

Importance for development


believes that UPNA is very or rather important important for the economic development

Ranking: CyD Foundation

1st group

UPNA is in the first group of Spanish universities in the contribution to regional development field in the las 5 years

Ranking: Haz Fundazioa


of compliance with the transparency indicators, which makes it a transparent university

We are committed to whole education, personal, social and professional development, and quality

We have developed an educational model based on innovative teaching methodologies and on quality degrees. 

Likewise, it offers cross-disciplinary training in competences (personal development, digitalglobal citizenship y SDG), in the training curriculums of the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, allowing students to complement their studies, delve deeper into their personal development and add value to their education.

Teaching quality


of the graduates would recommend UPNA

Institutional certification


of its 6 centres have an institutional certification by the Council of Universities

Quality seals


EUR-ACE and EURO-INFO quality seals in Bachelor's and Master's degrees

Bachelor's degrees: employability


Bachelor's degrees employability

Master’s degrees: employability


Master’s degrees employability

Labour insertion


Spanish public university in labour insertion (Source: Ministry of Universities)

Driving force of society through knowledge transfer and research

UPNA is a key piece in Navarre’s researching activity, organised around research institutes, university-companies chairs and spin-offs foundation.  

It counts on a researching community of over 1000 people and, with its commitment to competitiveness, UPNA has created 6 research institutes which gather over 500 of these people: Institute of Smart Cities (ISC), Institute for Advanced Materials and Mathematics (INAMAT²), Institute for Advanced Research in Business and Economics (INARBE), Institute for Sustainability & Food Chain Innovation (ISFOOD), Institute for Advanced Social Research (I-COMMUNITAS) and Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Applied Biology (IMAB), aiming at tackling complex projects in a multidisciplinary way.

It is also part of Navarrabiomed mix centre with the Health Department of Government of Navarre, of the technology centre NAITEC, which aims at boosting the development of automotive sector technologies and mechatronics in Navarre, and the Health Research Institute of Navarre (IdiSNA), multidisciplinary and translational biomedical research area.

Research profitability


believes that UPNA’s research activity is highly or rather profitable for Navarre’s society

Investment in research


believes that investment in research is highly or rather important

Research quality


believes that research quality is very good or good

We foster inclusion, equality and voluntary work

UPNA carries out training and awareness action for the university community and works to eliminate architectural and technical barriers, and those related to accessing communication and information, so the University is accessible and for all people.

Besides, and through the Health University Plan, UPNA joins the global Health Promotion movement, seeking the generation of well-being, life quality and health. This way, it fosters the people and groups' positive resources, and promotes students’ participation in health promotion actions, and teachers’ participation, too, to add said participation to university curriculums. Likewise, it fosters interventions aiming at equity and equal opportunities in the university community, especially those between men and women in all areas and scopes of action (Equality Plan).

UPNA offers support to disabled people to guarantee equal opportunities to access and get integrated in university degrees.

Social commitment


believes that UPNA is highly committed to society

Environmental commitment


believes that UPNA is highly committed to the environment



actions to foster equality between women and men within the framework of the 2nd Plan for Equality (22-27)

Green, sustainable and smart campus 

Thanks to the European Union Next Generation Funds, and within the framework of the Plan to Boost Public Buildings Renovation (PIREP), UPNA is immersed in the “UPNA Green Smart & Sustainable Campus” project to become a sustainable and smart campus which will reduce its energy consumption from non-renewable sources by more than 30%.

In order to achieve so, it will count on photovoltaic panels in Arrosadia Campus, electric vehicles recharging points, and it is planning on accumulating the spare energy in storing systems in a subsequent phase.

Next generation funds

3.8 million euro

to develop a sustainable and smart campus

Reduction of non-renewable energy sources


decrease in consumption of energy from non-renewable sources

Energy autonomy


of electric self-consumption thanks to the estimated annual energy generation of 3.9 GWh

We boost the international profile of the university community

UPNA has a clear international vocation. For that, if has a well-established multilingual offer which allows students to compete successfully in the international market. Likewise, it counts on bi-lateral agreements with over 300 universities in 50 countries, which favours mobility for the university community.

International profile


subjects in English



of graduates in academic year 2019-2020 have taken part in mobility programmes

Foreign students


foreign students study at UPNA annually in average

We foster strategic alliances to promote excellence and collaboration 

UPNA, keen to find teaching and researching excellence, is focused on universities associations and aggregations which makes it possible for it to increase its quality and knowledge. Thus, it is part of the Grupo 9 of Universities, of Campus Iberus (Valle del Ebro International Excellence Campus) and of the European Consortium UNITA.

Campus Iberus, International Excellence Campus of the Ebro Valley, is the strategic alliance of public universities of the central Ebro valley (University of La Rioja, Lleida, Public of Navarre and Zaragoza).

The Grupo 9 de Universidades (G-9 - Universities Group) is an association consisting of those public universities that are the only ones in their region: University of Cantabria, University of Castilla-La Mancha, University of Extremadura, Universitat de les Illes Balears, University of La Rioja, University of Oviedo, University of the Basque Country, Public University of Navarre and University of Zaragoza..

The European Consortium UNITA is one of the European university consortiums created by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus programme. They are transnational alliances of universities destined to build the new European higher education model. It includes the University of Zaragoza, University of Turín (Italy), University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour and University of Savoie Montblanc (both in France), West University of Timisoara (Romania), University of Beira Interior (Portugal), Public University of Navarre, Politécnico da Guarda (Portugal), University of Brescia (Italy) and Transilvania University of Brașov (Romania).


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