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University transparency


University transparency

The Commitment and Transparency Foundation, now Haz foundation, releases a yearly University Transparency and Good Governance Report. This report aims to measure the degree to which universities give information about their main activities and results on the Internet. In the latest published report, Transparency Review 2019, the University of Deusto had a total of 37 transparency points out of 24 indicators.

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Rankings in teaching and research

The University of Deusto in the top global rankings


Supply and demand of degree programmes



Supply and demand of degree programmes

The University of Deusto provides the public service of higher education through research, teaching and study. Its range of degree programmes covers all branches of knowledge and levels.

It also complements this offer with a wide range of Deusto degree programmes and additional courses

  • 22-23 Academic year  Undergraduate enrolments 8,826 | Postgraduate enrolments 2,017
  • 23-24 Academic year Applications for admission 5,643

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In this section you can find relevant information for students: data on students enrolled in each of the programmes offered; communication and support channels that the university makes available to students (website, university ombudsman, student support department, career guidance, etc.) and, finally, information on grants and financial aid for students


Total Students: 11,215

  • Bilbao Campus 8,242
  • Bilbao Campus 2,004
  • Begoñako Andramari: 807
  • Vitoria Site: 117

Bachelor’s degrees: 8,826  Postgraduate degrees: 2,017 PhD degrees: 372 
Women: 5,993 (56%) Men 4,668 (44%) 

2021-22 Academic year

  • Bachelor’s degrees: 8,826
  • Postgraduate programmes: 2,017
  • PhD programmes: 372

2020-21 Academic year

  • Bachelor’s degrees 8,453
  • Postgraduate programmes: 1,837
  • PhD programmes: 371
  • Total €5,566,890
  • Deusto Grants: €3,168,504
  • Basque Government: €1,861,973
  • Ministry of Education: €452,517  
  • Banking institutions: €43,000
  • Other: €40,896




Tutorials and guidance

Students are assisted by a tutor each academic year. They are usually faculty lecturers who teach subjects in that particular year of study.

Some of tutor’s duties include:

  • Assessing students individually or with a group on academic, personal and/or professional aspects.
  • Speaking on their behalf to the Dean’s Office, the Secretariat and other faculty members.
  • Managing and cooperating with actions to improve students’ progress in the Faculty.

The tutor is the person students can turn to when they have a problem or concern of any kind (learning, personal problems affecting their academic performance, new initiatives, proposals for improvement, etc.).

More information on each degree


Academic tutorials

Lecturers are responsible for holding academic tutorials on the subjects they teach. These meetings focus on answering queries or difficulties concerning understanding the subject matter or guidance and follow up on projects and assignments.


See lecturers’ office hours and the office number on the academic staff profiles.

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University Guidance Service

In addition to the faculty tutors, the University offers students the University Guidance Service (SOU). This service aims to support and assist you in making decisions that affect your academic performance and personal well being.

The Student Guidance and Support Service also has a psychology section for student consultation. This service is offered free of charge and in full confidentiality. A PhD in Psychology is on hand to discuss all types of problems- emotional, social or academic- as well as your self-improvement and personal development.



The University Senate, the highest representative body of the university community, draws up and modifies the Statutes, supervises the ordinary management of the University and defines its general lines of action through binding agreements.


Total University of Deusto and Deusto Foundation: 1,486

Total Deusto Foundation: 44


The directory of teaching and research staff at the University of Deusto provides information on their academic profile, conferences, publications and projects in which they have participated and are currently participating. You can also consult their tutoring hours or get in touch via email.

Search engines
The search section allows you to search for people by name, surname, research centre, research team, course type or faculty.

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The results of the study on the level of employability of students at the University of Deusto are presented.

December 2022- Class of 2019

GRADUATE employment status

The results of the study on the employability status of University of Deusto graduates in 2019 have been presented. This report was carried out by the technical office of Lanbide-Basque Employment Service in collaboration with Deusto Alumni.

A total of 1,202 graduates from the university that year were surveyed to draw up the report on the incorporation of UD graduates into the job market. Promoción de 2019 se recabó la opinión de 1.202 personas graduadas ese año en la universidad.

The sample of the class of 2019 was interviewed by telephone between November and December 2022 and was extrapolated to the whole of that academic year, comprising 1,590 graduates, a participation rate of 76%.

Report on the Study of Graduate Entry into Working Life. Class of 2019

December 2022- Class of 2019

Employment status of degrees in data:

88 %Employment rate

4 points higher than the previous graduating class

90 %Level of employment

Slightly lower than the previous graduating class surveyed, which achieved an employment rate of 88%

12 %Unemployment rate

It fell considerably compared to the previous year, when it reached 16%

86 %Embedded employment

Nearly nine out of ten university graduates are employed in an occupation in line with their academic level

66 %Permanent employment

Compared with 56% in the previous year. 45% work in private companies at national level and 29% in private multinational organisations

75 %Work in the Basque Country

1 out of 4 people surveyed works outside the Basque Country

45 %use Basque in their professional life

45% of new graduates use Basque in their professional life and 46% use English

7.6is the overall assessment of employment

Same figure as in the previous graduating class. Specifically, the most highly rated item was for the duties they performed in their job, which received a score of 8 out of 10.

December 2022- Class of 2019


Access to employment is the most widely fulfilled expectation for people who have taken a postgraduate course at the University of Deusto.

The aim of this study is to determine the degree of student satisfaction with the completed postgraduate course. Likewise, it seeks to analyse how the postgraduate course has contributed to each student’s generic competences and to find out about their employability skills after completing the postgraduate programme. Therefore, a survey was conducted among students who completed their postgraduate course in 2022, which was answered by 65.1% of them.

The employment rate, i.e. the number of employed people in relation to the working-age labour force, was 94.9%, while the unemployment rate was 5.1%.

Among all those surveyed, slight differences in employability can be observed depending on the Master's degree, with the highest employment rate being in the Technical Area (96%).

Presentation of the Postgraduate Employability Survey Class of 2019

Similarly, it is worth noting that employment is in line with the education level for almost all graduates, reaching 95.7%, and employment is related to their studies for 80.4% of graduates.

Based on the obtained results, it can be concluded that the postgraduate course was useful to complete the curriculum since it was a qualifying master's degree for 30.1%, and it was required to practise their profession, while it was useful to broaden their knowledge of the subject for 29% of the students. Moreover, almost 9 out of 10 people considered that the relationship between the studies received and the skills required in the world of work was medium-high. The average satisfaction with the postgraduate course was 7.6 out of 10.




Financial information

The financial information includes the activities conducted by the University of Deusto, which, in addition to teaching, research and social outreach activities, includes those carried out by the Deusto Hall of Residence. The fiscal year of the University of Deusto is governed by academic years.



This section provides information on the results obtained by the University of Deusto in its research activity, academic performance, student satisfaction with the range of programmes on offer and its position in international reports and rankings.

Research results

Theses, publications, papers and communications

Indicators Value 2018 Value 2019 Value 2020 Value 2021 Value 2022

No. of Theses read (defended)

46 50 32 67 71

Articles published in ISI journals and impact journals (WOS and SCOPUS)


279WOS+313 SCOPUS 332WOS +351 SCOPUS 339WOS +400 SCOPUS 406WOS +423 SCOPUS

387 WOS + 433 SCOPUS

No. of books published 41 49 58 62 78

No. of papers and communications at JCR conferences

36 41 28 31 36

No. of papers and communications

341 425 583 545 592


Teams, researchers and networks

Indicators Value 2018 Value 2019 Value 2020 Value 2021 Value 2022

No. of groups of excellence listed by Basque Government: Research groups listed in Group A + Research groups listed in Group B.

12-+7 15-+9 15-+9 15-+9 14+12

No. of researchers working in teams recognised by the Basque Government

200 240 249 252 274
Number of researchers (FTE) 486 604 591.5 642.7 652

No. of international networks and consortia in which it participates (do not specify leadership)

40 40 40 40 44

University of Deusto research teams

Further information about the University of Deusto’s research reports   

Teaching results

Success and performance rates by subject area. 2020-2021 Academic year


Field of study Success rate Performance rate

Arts and Humanities

94 %

92 %

Social and Legal Sciences

95 %

94 %
Engineering and Architecture 87 % 84 %

Health Sciences

96 %

96 %


Field of study Success rate Performance rate

Arts and Humanities

98 %

87 %

Social and Legal Sciences 100 % 99 %
Engineering and Architecture

99 %

98 %

Health Sciences

100 %

99 %



Teaching quality assessment and accreditation

Label 1: planning

Label 1 is a procedure to Accredit the quality of course teaching and planning in accordance with the quality standards (criteria and indicators) defined in the UD’s Teaching Quality Model, evaluated by a Committee.

Label 2: implementation

Label 2 is a procedure toAccredit teaching and course quality in accordance with the quality standards (criteria and indicators) defined in the UD’s Teaching Quality Model, evaluated by a Committee.


Mission, identity and history

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Strategic plan

A project that strengthens our vision
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General Statutes

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Governing body

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