The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a Spanish public university, based in the capital city of Gran Canaria, Spain. It was established in 1989 when people from the Gran Canaria petitioned for the creation of a university in their province. After it was established, the university was incorporated through the University Reorganization Act of 1989.
The university has five campuses, including Tafira, Obelisco, San Cristobal, and Montaña Cardones that are found in Gran Canaria while the fifth campus is located on the island of Lanzarote. Moreover, ULPGC gives special emphasis to engineering courses, including industrial, civil, electronics and computer engineering.
Offering around 55 grade titles, 19 masters, and 41 PhD programs to over 24,000 students enrolled annually, the university focuses on the field of technical and engineering studies while providing health-related grades such as Medicine, Nursery and/or Veterinary Medicine, as well as Humanities (History, Law, Social sciences). Despite being relatively young, ULPGC was the first university in Spain to offer a specific title to graduates in Sea Sciences.
Students interested in robotics can expect to gain fundamental knowledge and hands-on experience as the University Institute of Cybernetic Science and Technology focuses on basic and applied research in computer and computing science and technology, system theory, cognitive sciences, artificial perception, computer bio-medicine, IT as well as robotics.