Europe has maintained its position as the most prominent continent on this planet. Apart from other parameters, the fact that Europe is home to some of the best educational institutions, adds to its prominence in a big way. Speaking of statistics, Europe has over 1,000 higher education institutions offering world class education. A very distinguishing characteristic of this continent is that it embodies a combination of modernity and a rich cultural and historical heritage which offers a kind of novelty for the continent. European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is the system which controls and monitors the higher education system across Europe.
Within Europe, Spain is fast emerging as a popular study abroad destination. The popularity of Spain can be adjudged by the fact that it is the country which receives the highest number of students from the Erasmus program which is currently the most important student mobility initiative in the European Union. Whatever your academic inclination might be, rest assured, Spain has something to offer you.
LIFE AND CULTURE
One of the aspect which attracts people, whether tourists or students, towards Spain is its rich cultural heritage. Over the centuries, Spain has seen an influx of people of varied cultural inclinations, each of whom have left their mark over the territory blessing it with unparalleled cultural diversity. It is no surprise that Spain has the second largest number of UNESCO- designated World Heritage Sites. It is the birthplace of numerous famous artists and is also home to some of the most renowned museums, concert halls and libraries.
Spain has the most pleasant year round climate in the whole of Europe, thanks to 8,000 kilometers of coastline. Another of Spain’s major attraction is its first rate health care system with the widest coverage possible. Talking about transportation, country has an extensive system of interlinked mode of transportation. It boasts of one of the most modern network of underground metro. Infra structurally, Spain is equipped with the most modern of amenities to make life of its citizens pleasant and comfortable.
Education is an area of key concern for the authorities in Spain. As part of the Strategic Framework for Education and Training (ET 2020), authorities are striving to improve the quality and efficacy of education and training systems in Spain. One will find both public and private universities in Spain. As per the data from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, in the year 2011-2012, there were 79 universities (50 public and 29 private) all over Spain. These universities collectively conferred 2,413 university degrees; 2,758 official Masters and 1,680 doctorates. Universities of Spain have featured in high positions in all prominent World University Rankings.
Because Spain has always seen heterogeneity in terms of people inhabiting it, it is quite welcoming towards foreigners and sees them as a valuable addition to the already rich cultural landscape of the country. International students, thus, will find this country to be extremely congenial. It goes without saying that the degrees obtained from Spanish universities are recognized world over and attract best employment opportunities.