The Catholic University of Valencia "Saint Vincent Martyr" is dedicated to the cause of truth by serving the dignity of the person and the cause of the Church. The work developed in this University is based on the intimate conviction that knowledge and reason are faithful servants of the faith.
Born from the heart of the Valentina Church, the Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Mártir" reveals itself as an incomparable center of creativity and the irradiation of knowledge for the good of society. Fruit of the university work performed for more than fifty years by the University School of Nursing "Our Lady of the Desamparados", more than thirty by the Edetania Foundation and more than ten by the Faculty of Studies of the Company, the Catholic University It seeks, at the same time, a demanding quality of university life: the joint work between faith and reason; The strengthening of an authentic university community in an atmosphere of academic friendship; And the purpose of creating and maintaining with university students a singularly personalized educational relationship.
The Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Mártir", fruit of the university work performed for more than thirty years by the Edetania Agrupacion Foundation, was erected by the Most Eminent and Most Reverend Cardinal D. Agustín García Gasco, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Valencia († 2011), on December 8, 2003, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Valencia.
In the decree of erection, the prelate recognized the concern of the Church in Valencia over the centuries to endow the Christian community and Valencian society with institutions that would allow the creation, favor and revitalization of university culture. Thus, the Church was a protagonist in the birth, five centuries ago, of the University of Valencia, and many other university institutions.
Archbishop José María García Lahiguera († 1989), with the cooperation of some religious institutions, created the Edetania Teachers' Training School on November 3, 1969 and founded the Edetania Agrupacion Foundation in January 1974. A few years later, in 1979, then Archbishop Miguel Roca Cabanellas († 1992) and the Rector of the University of Valencia signed the agreement of ascription of Edetania to the University of Valencia, valid until 2004. During these years, In the classrooms of Edetania have been formed thousands of teachers who impart their knowledge in the schools of the Valencian Community.
In 1999 it was approved the modification of Statutes of the Foundation to adapt them to the growth that Edetania experienced, and thus to make possible the expansion of the educational offer. The Foundation signed an agreement with the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in October 2002, which included university degrees in Psychology, Psychopedagogy, Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Marine Sciences, which were integrated In the Faculty of Human Sciences and Edetania Education.
With the erection of the Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Mártir" university degrees were reorganized into four faculties well delimited by objects: formal and non-formal education (Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences); Personalized attention to behavioral problems (Faculty of Psychology and Health Sciences); The analysis of culture and society (Faculty of Sociology and Human Sciences); And the marine sciences (Faculty of Experimental Sciences).
On February 4, 2005, the Consell approved the integration of the University School of Nursing "Our Lady of the Forsaken" and the Faculty of Studies of the Company. In this way the Catholic University was ordered in five faculties and one university school.
On 13 March 2007, the Consell de la Generalitat Valenciana approved the creation of the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Valencia. In this faculty were framed the studies of Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Podology.
On September 18, 2009, the Consell approved the creation of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences and the implementation of the university teaching leading to the obtaining of the official degrees of Degree in Biotechnology, Law and Philosophy.
At present, the Catholic University of Valencia has 10 Faculties that frame 24 official degrees.
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