Información para alumnado visitante de la Facultad de Economía y Empresa

Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council  

Official tourism website of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Official tourism website of Alava

Official tourism website of the Basque Country


Urban campus

The Alava Campus of the UPV/EHU is integrated into the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz itself and has numerous resources and services of its own, including cultural and sports activities.

Furthermore, the proximity to the city centre (about 5 minutes on foot) allows students to have easy access to any other service they wish to enjoy.

The Faculty of Economics and Business (Vitoria) is located in the San Cristobal Park (which also houses the Centro Cívico Hegoalde and the Tomás Alfaro Fournier Residence Hall), equipped with two basketball fields and a five-a-side football pitch, among other open air sports facilities. But, for example, the Centro Cívico Hegoalde has also indoor sport facilities, library and so on .


Some distances from the Faculty of Economics and Business (Vitoria)

Tomás Alfaro Fournier Residence Hall: 1 minute (walking)

The Hegoalde Civic Centre, equipped with a wide range of sports facilities (including a swimming pool), socio-cultural and leisure facilities: 2 minutes (on foot).

City Center: 7 minutes (walking)

Train station: 10 minutes (walking)

Olárizu Park and mountain (one of the six periurban parks in the Green Belt of Vitoria-Gasteiz): 15 minutes (on foot)

Mendizorrotza Sports Complex: 20 minutes (walking)

Bus Station to other cities: 20 minutes more or less. You can take two direct city buses (one or another) nearby the Faculty or to walk 10 minutes to Angoulême tram stop and take a tram to the Bus Station another 10-15 minutes. The extension of the tram line to the University is currently under construction (with the Hegoalde stop 1 minute from the Faculty).

From this bus station you can go to many other wonderful cities that surround us in about an hour. By train you can also go to some of them.

In Vitoria you can also attend to top-level sports and cultural events.

For example you can attend Spanish Premier League football  matches (Alavés), basketball matches of the Spanish first Division or Euroleague´s matches (Baskonia), you have a huge theatrical offer, including an international festival of theatre  and so on (agenda).


Nearby and family Faculty

We are part of the Faculty of Economics and Business, the largest Faculty of the UPV/EHU, which offers the Degree in ADE on three campuses (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Sarriko and Donostia-San Sebastián) that share a common curriculum, teaching resources, regulations, etc.

At the same time, the students of the Alava section enjoy the advantages of studying in a small educational centre (500 students): great accessibility to the internship and mobility programmes (national and/or international) and to the teaching staff (their size favours a closer and more familiar treatment).


Sustainable city

Vitoria-Gasteiz, capital of the Basque Country, is a city full of natural spaces that also has an extensive agenda of events and a varied offer of art, culture, sports and gastronomy.

Its Historical Center (declared a Monumental Site in 1997), with a well-preserved medieval layout, allows visitors to travel back in time.

Probably as Green city as no one, it has stood out internationally in environmental matters (with awards such as the European Green Capital 2012).

It is the provincial capital with the highest index of green area per inhabitant and is surrounded by a Green Belt that can be traveled on foot or by bike.

The suitability of these natural environment and urban spaces for the practice of sport, the wide and varied offer of sports equipment and facilities and the link of its citizens with physical activity, make Vitoria-Gasteiz a "capital of sport" in which it is possible to perform sports activities of all kinds and levels.

Walking or cycling are often the best option for getting around the city, but Vitoria-Gasteiz also has a public transport network with city buses and trams.


Friendly environment

A great Faculty in a close and familiar Centre. A modern, healthy, vibrant and open city.

The perfect combination to enjoy to the maximum the university experience.

Because university life is not just about going to class and studying.

Depending on your chosings, studying in our center will give you the possibility to:

  • Visit companies, research centers, institutions, ...
  • For example, Nestlé, SNA Europe, Alava Commercial Court, Miñano Technology Park, Foronda Airport, Vidrala, Alava Provincial Council, Zayer, CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research), ... 
  • To receive the visit of professional experts in the classrooms:
  • For example, EgaMaster, DAMM Group, CNMV, European Parliament, European Commission, CastMetal, Basque College of Economists, Trade Associations, ...
  • Complementary courses (free for students):
  • For example, IRPF, Corporate Tax, VAT, Excel, Contaplus, Stock Market Management
  • Workshops to develop business ideas and entrepreneurship
  • Job Insertion: how to write a CV, how to prepare a job interview, Visits to companies with active hiring processes, ...
  • Participation in business management contests and competitions
  • Cultural and sports activities, university life, conferences, etc.