Outstanding features

Official language

The University of Andorra must promote the full use of the Catalan language in all the areas of its activity, both educational as well as non-educational, and has to devote special attention to the study and the development of the culture of the country. Therefore, Catalan is its own, official language. Other languages can be additionally used as vehicular instruments of education.

Commitment

The University of Andorra, as an institution, feels committed to the preservation of the environment through an environmental ethics which sympathises with all the peoples of the world and which promotes the preservation of the biodiversity.

The volunteers of the Solidarity UdA Committee also work to foster the social, solidarity and co-operation functions of the university, through awareness creation tasks.

Research

Within the framework of the General Research and Innovation Plan of the University of Andorra, several teams develop research projects in fields like on-line learning (e-learning), security in data transmission or sustainability.

The University of Andorra often organises scientific conferences with participants from all over the world.

International relations

International relations are one of the activities of the University of Andorra. At present, it is part of the Vives Network of Universities, it is also a member of the International Association of Universities (IAU) of the European University Association (EUA) and it has signed collaboration agreements with different universities from all over the world.

European credit system

In Andorra, state awarded degrees can have the following levels:

  • First Cycle Degree: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Second Cycle Degree: Master’s Degree
  • Third Cycle Degree: Doctor’s Degree

The University of Andorra has adapted all its university classroom studies to the European Higher Education Area, in accordance with the Bologna Agreement. The workload of the different degrees is counted in European credits, with a European equivalent of 180 credits for undergraduate degrees and 120 European credits for the second cycle degrees.

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