University of Seville

The University of Seville or sometimes Seville University, in Spanish Universidad de Sevilla, is a public university in Seville, Spain.

In 2004 it had 73,350 students scattered around different campuses, being the second Spanish presential university by number of students.


The University originated in late 15th century as the School of Blessed Mary of Jesus (Colegio de Santa María de Jesús), founded by Archdeacon Maese Rodrigo Fernández de Santaella.

In 1505 a papal bull of Pope Julius II allowed it to teach degrees in Theology, Philosophy, Law, Medicine and Arts. In 1551 the city council granted a General Study Centre (Estudio General) which enabled the School to become officially a university.


It comprises

  • Governed by the Department Council (Consejo de Departamento): The Departments
  • Governed by Centre Council (Junta de Centro): consists of
    • Faculties,
    • Technical Sciences Schools (Escuelas Técnicas Superiores), and
    • University Schools (Escuelas Universitarias).

The main building of University of Seville is known as the "Old Tobacco Factory", because there was such a factory in the building up to the 50s. This beautiful building is also the setting for the very well-known opera by Bizet, Carmen. Carmen was, in fact, a worker in the tobacco factory. This building houses four of the university's faculties: the School of Literature & Filology, the School of Geography & History, and the Law School.

Other Faculties are located throughout Seville, including the Health Science schools in La Macarena, the Business School in Nervion, the Engineering School and School of Communications in La Cartuja and Science Schools in Reina Mercedes.

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