The centre

The CIESE-Comillas (International Center for Higher Spanish Studies) is a university center dedicated to teaching, research and dissemination of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. As a center affiliated with the University of Cantabria, it is authorized to offer official university degrees.

The identifying traits of the CIESE-Comillas are:

  • Renowned excellence in the development of its educational offerings, teaching and research.
  • A commitment to innovation and technology as basic tools to generate value in the teaching/learning process (R&D and innovation).
  • The development of an extensive network of collaboration with institutions and companies in Spain and abroad, with recognized prestige in the academic and professional world.

As a result, the CIESE-Comillas academic program has ample offerings which include official undergraduate and graduate degrees, within the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), as well as various general Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) courses, and Spanish courses in specific professional contexts. Its activities are primarily focused on those whose professional or academic activity is linked in some way to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture, offering specialized training with high added value.

Why study at CIESE-Comillas?

Educational Excellence

The CIESE-Comillas advocates for quality education, supported by expert instructors and an educational model designed from the outset to achieve excellence. Research, the use of new technologies and constant contact with the latest advances in education enables us to train great professionals through theoretical knowledge and best practices in teaching.

Always close to research

Research is essential to the progress of the educational community; therefore, the CIESE-Comillas provides the support necessary so that its commitment to research becomes a practical reality.

The CIESE-Comillas is especially interested in promoting research in the area of Spanish, supporting all projects that advance knowledge of the language, in the broadest sense, allowing for wider dissemination of the progress being made in the language and in Hispanic culture.

Privileged Surroundings

The CIESE-Comillas allows students to study and train in spectacular surroundings that combine beaches, mountains and culture. The town of Comillas offers the opportunity to live and study in a unique environment, with important examples of historical and artistic heritage. Furthermore, the geographic location of Comillas is also privileged: it enjoys a contrasting landscape that lets you choose between quiet beaches and mountainous landscapes, such as Picos de Europa National Park

A Meeting Place for Experts

Communication and dialogue are a source of knowledge that allows society to advance. There is no doubt that the meetings of experts, researchers and professionals regularly held at the CIESE-Comillas foster the creation of knowledge based on experiences, debate and discussion.

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