The University of Oviedo has seven campuses located in the central area of Asturias, in the cities of Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres. Although dispersed, the campus model is structured around teaching and research specialization, sustainability and creating social spaces that enable university coexistence
The central region of Asturias constitutes a well-defined space in terms of population, with a high degree of communication. This high population density and activity have influenced the placement of the University of Oviedo, which in turn has been developing and extending itself until having established three main university locations: Oviedo, Gijón and Mieres.
The University of Oviedo Campus of International Excellence is committed to transforming the spaces it occupies into environmentally-friendly facilities, the management of which is guided by principles of sustainability.
In the particular case of Oviedo –unlike Gijón or Mieres–, the diverse vicissitudes of the development of the campuses in the city have produced a scattering of centres and services and the isolation of some of these centres, which remain like "islands" within residential settings.
After the reorganization carried out within the framework of the Ad Futurum project, which achieved Campus of International Excellence accreditation for the University, the campuses have become more specialized and their centres have been grouped around related branches of study. This process of assimilation, which led to the disappearance of six faculties and schools, has been used as an example of good practice by the commission of experts analyzing the development of the 2015 University Strategy.
All the campuses have comprehensive facilities for teaching and carrying out research work, as well as scientific/technical services, libraries, computer labs, WiFi access and other complementary provisions, all in open spaces with green areas and good road and rail links.
Campus of "El Cristo"
Located on the outskirts of Oviedo, on the higher part of the city, the Campus of "El Cristo" includes the Faculties of:
- Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Biology
- Faculty of Economics and Business
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Chemistry.
Campus of Llamaquique
This campus holds the following Faculties and University Schools:
- Faculty of Sciences (c/ Calvo Sotelo s/n)
- Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (c/ Aniceto Sela s/n)
- Faculty of Geology (c/ Jesús Arias de Velasco s/n)
Campus of "El Milán"
This campus, integrated into the city of Oviedo (c/ Teniente Alfonso Martínez s/n), has several buildings around the old Metropolitan Seminar (built in Neo-Gothic style) and is home to the Faculties of Philology, Philosophy, and Geography and History, currently fused as the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters.
Campus of the Center of Oviedo
In the center region of the university zone of Oviedo we can find, apart from the administrative offices and the Historical Building of the University itself, several other buildings where the Higher Technical School of Mining Engineering (c/ Independencia, 13) and the Faculty of Psychology (Plaza de Feijoo) are located.
Campus of "Los Catalanes"
In this space, located in the South of Oviedo, is home to the School of Computer Science Engineering (Valdés-Salas Building) and the residence halls and sports centers that service, primarily, the university area of Oviedo.
Campus of Gijón
The Campus of Gijón is located in an ample natural zone of the Viesques neighborhood and has a markedly technical profile, since it hosts the engineering degrees and studies and takes advantage of the synergies created by its proximity to the Scientific and Technological Park of Gijón. It is also the home of the University School of Labor Relations of Gijón. In the Laboral Ciudad de la Cultura (located very near to Viesques) we can find the Faculty of Commerce, Tourism and Social Sciences "Jovellanos" of Gijón.
Campus of Mieres
The Campus of Mieres was created towards the end of the 20th Century in an initiative to reactivate the economy of the mining regions of Asturias. It is specialized in Earth and Environmental Engineering and is emplaced in a building that resembles the derricks of the mines that had been the driving force of the economy of the region.
Thanks to the substantial investment of the funds for the Restructuration of Coal Mining, the University has built an academic complex that provides all the necessary equipment, including a Building of Scientific-Technical Services, a university residence hall and a sports center.