University of the Basque Country
The University of the Basque Country is the only public university in the Basque Country (autonomous community), in Northern Spain. It has campuses over the three provinces of the autonomous community: Biscay Campus (in Leioa, Bilbao, Portugalete and Barakaldo), Gipuzkoa Campus (in San Sebastian and Eibar), and lava Campus in Vitoria-Gasteiz. It is the main research institution in the Basque Country, carrying out 90% of the basic research made in that territory and taking advantage of the good industrial environment that the region constitutes.
The University of the Basque Country was founded in 1980 on the precedent of the former University of Bilbao. Its motto is a Basque language verse Eman ta zabal zazu (‘Give and distribute the fruit’), from Gernikako Arbola, a Basque anthem from the 19th century. Its logo was designed by the sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It has campuses over the three provinces of the autonomous community. Its University community is composed of more than 50.000 members. It is the main research institution in the Basque Country, carrying out 70% of the research made in that territory. In 2009 the UPV/EHU project ‘Euskampus; , was labeled as ‘Campus of International Excellence’, the Spanish Minister of Education highest quality award. The project has been designed with the aggregation of two important international players: Tecnalia Research and Innovation Corporation and Donostia International Physics Center Foundation