Mondragón, Ordizia, Hernani, Oñati, Irun, Eskoriatza, Aretxabaleta, San Sebastián and Bilbao.
Mondragon University (officially in Basque: Mondragon Unibertsitatea, MU) is a non-profit cooperative private university in the Basque Country, officially established and recognised in 1997. It is part of Mondragon Corporation. Its main campus is in Mondragón, Gipuzkoa.
The current university was created in 1997 by the association of three existing educational cooperatives tied to Mondragon Corporation: Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa “Jose Mª Arizmendiarrieta” S. Coop., ETEO S. Coop., and Irakasle Eskola S. Coop. Until then, these three educational cooperatives were affiliated with the University of the Basque Country. The new entity was set up as a non-profit cooperative university, an unprecedented organizational structure in the Spanish landscape of private universities, with the aim of creating a university "close to the needs of businesses". The new university was officially recognised by the Basque Parliament on 30 May 1997.
Currently the university consists of four faculties:
- Faculty of Engineering: it has three campuses, the main campus in Mondragón, the Goierri campus in Ordizia, and the Donostialdea campus, centered on energy and eco-engineering, in Hernani.
- Faculty of Business Studies: it has two campuses, the original campus in Oñati, and the Bidasoa campus in Irun, which opened in 2003.
- Faculty of Humanities and Education: it has an education-centered campus in Eskoriatza and an audiovisual communication-centered campus in Aretxabaleta.
- Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences - Basque Culinary Center: based in San Sebastián, it opened in 2011.
In addition, the university contains an innovation and entrepreneurial centre, named Bilbao Berrikuntza Faktoria (English: Bilbao Innovation Factory), which opened in Bilbao in 2014.
Notes and references
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- "Bachelor's Degree — Mondragon Unibertsitatea". www.mondragon.edu. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
- "Master's Degree — Mondragon Unibertsitatea". www.mondragon.edu. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
- Jose Mª Arizmendiarrieta. Mondragon Corporation.
- "Las cooperativas de Mondragón crean una universidad privada orientada a las empresas" (in Spanish). El País. 1 April 1997.
- Boletín Oficial del Estado
- Mondragon Unibertsitatea
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Business
- Faculty of Humanities and Education
- Faculty of Gastronomic Sciences – Basque Culinary Center (BCC)
- Bilbao Berrikuntza Faktoria (BBF) – Bilbao Innovation Factory