What is CEU Universities?

CEU Universities is the largest non-profit private education group in Spain, with 4 Universities located in Madrid (CEU San Pablo), Valencia (CEU Cardenal Herrera), Barcelona (Abat Oliba CEU) and Sevilla (University CEU Fernando III). Based on the values of Christian Humanism, since its foundation in 1933 by the Asociación Católica de Propagandistas (ACdP), the institution has trained outstanding professionals who have positively contributed to the national and international common good.

Strong international partnerships with foreign higher education institutions around the world give students at CEU Universities the opportunity to live a full international experience both on and off campus. All activities offered by CEU Universities are based on their commitment to the intellectual and moral development of students and take place at each of the 3 Universities in a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities which include audiovisual centres, laboratories, a veterinary clinical hospital, chapels and sports facilities.


CEU provides a comprehensive education in line with its Christian Humanism values. Our inherent values speak to our commitment to providing a personalized educational experience that includes tutoring and integrated programmes. These values drive our commitment to society through an extensive scholarship programme and pioneering academic volunteer initiatives around the world. These values have also translated into research that has contributed to the professional and humanist evolution of society today.

Inspired by the values of Christian Humanism, CEU offers our students a comprehensive education that is guided by freedom and tolerance as well as the firm belief that the world needs clear ideas and principles that can contribute to academic debate, enriching the university experience. CEU is involved in issues around the world and firmly believes in the need to improve the lives of our fellow citizens. CEU is not for students whose only goal is to find work upon graduation. Instead, it is the perfect place for students who seek to be the best versions of themselves.

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CEU Universities creates elites. Among our alumnis there are presidents of multinational companies, people of high influence in top 100 national ranking, leaders in the fields of scientific, health, technical, business, legal and humanistic research.



Over 210,000 students have passed through our classrooms. Some of our graduates are in the top 100 of the most influential people in their respective fields of action: ministers, presidents of multinationals, international research award winners, etc. Our students maintain an employability ratio higher than 95%.


Research and PhD

We are the top educational institution in terms of scholarship and grant investment. We have invested more than 7 million euros in research projects. We have more than 70 active research projects. We have created CEINDO, an international doctoral school. CEINDO brings research groups made up of PhDs with proven research experience.



We are truly committed to the internationalization of our students. We have a wide range of international mobility programs. Our campus is shared by students and teachers from over 70 countries. 25% of new students are international.



More than 2,700 people work every day to offer the best educational service to our students. Personal and professional growth of our students is the essence of our educational model.

They say that numbers always tell the truth




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QS Stars Rating

CEU Universities obtain the highest score -5 stars- in teaching, employability and inclusion in QS Stars Rating

These numbers paint the picture of how you could become number 1.

In the CEU group our 4 universities stand out. The universities are works of Asociación Católica de Propagandistas (ACdP)