- Web: uned.es
- Country: Spain.
UNED was founded in 1972. UNED courses are taught via distance learning for students all over the world (Overseas centres include: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Japan, Morocco, United States…). UNED has over 260.000 students enrolled in 2012-2013 year. Nowadays, UNED offers graduate studies in 27 different fields that include Humanities Sciences and Social Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Engineering and Computer Science. The graduate studies are supplemented by post-graduate courses like 43 Master’s and doctoral studies. UNED also offers post-graduate studies such as most of the 600 “Ongoing education” programmes for those people who have finished their graduate studies and want to continue studying. In addition 12 language courses are offered and more than 100 courses in Summer school.
UNED has taken a leading role amongst world universities in a bid to further develop and improve distance education. UNED is not a virtual university but an academic institution that has integrated new technologies within traditional methods, aiming for optimum course quality. UNED works intensively to update and improve its distance learning methodology through a pervasive use of ICTs, which is reflected in its management and educational services (e.g., CiberUNED, educational TV and Radio, UNED-mobile, etc.). It has a mandatory requirement from the Spanish Government to support and guarantee the participation of disadvantaged groups in higher education. Thus, UNED has been working for a long time towards the full integration of people with disabilities as effective full members of the university. For this purpose, the university has a Disability Office, where support services are provided for students with disabilities.
Representation of UNED team Kick-Off Madrid