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About UCO >> A word of welcome from the Rector

Welcome to the University of Cordoba

The UCO is heir to a centuries-old historical and cultural legacy as well as a passion for knowledge, tolerance, international renown and harmony among civilizations that have made the city that houses our institution a paradigm for humanity. This equilibrium and harmony is reflected in the three areas in which the UCO undertakes its activities: Food and Agriculture and Science and Technology; Humanities and the Legal and Social Sciences; and the Health Sciences; each with its own special characteristics.  This balance is also manifested in quality teaching and research, ranking it among the top academic institutions in Spain.

The UCO is one of the foremost research institutions in Spain; a distinction that will be further consolidated with the creation of the Rabanales 21 Science and Technology Park and the Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research. Our university is an international leader in the agrifood field, one of the institution’s main vocations; not to overlook the importance of the humanities in a city that is known throughout the world for its artistic and monumental heritage.

A young, dynamic university dedicated to research and in constant evolution, the UCO is firmly committed to the problems and needs of the community at large. As a public institution, it connects closely with the society it serves, but is also dedicated to aiding other peoples and countries. The UCO maintains strong ties with business and other entities, while also structuring much of its own activity around an entrepreneurial vision.  Most importantly, it is an institution that is not only committed to training qualified professionals, but to supporting and encouraging its students to grow as people and as citizens.

José Carlos Gómez Villamandos
Rector of the University of Cordoba