About Us


Zergatik MU? / ¿Por qué elegir MU?

MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY is deeply-rooted in the Basque Country and is committed to the Basque language and culture, whilst, at the same time, being open to the changes demanded by the 21st century society.

Our educational model is based on values such as innovation, humanism, solidarity and cooperation.

By establishing a non-profit cooperative, we make it easier for students to economically access our University and for them to finance their own studies. The idea is to enable everyone who wants to take part in our educational model to do so, regardless of their economic situation.

The mainstay of our educational offer is the practical orientation of the studies; the knowledge and skills taught can be used directly in a real professional activity.


  • Close Relationship with Business

The balanced relationship between academic education and in-company training is one of our mainstays.

We are part of the MONDRAGON Corporación, a corporation formed by 257 companies, which means that the students come into direct contact with the needs of the working world throughout their university education.

This direct link with companies guarantees high percentages for the placement of our graduates.

Work-study rotation. From 2000 to 2005, more than 3,500 students have combined their studies with work in companies.

Placements in companies, educational centres and institutions.

Final year projects (around 500 projects per year).


  • The Students Participate in Research Projects

MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY places great emphasis on R&D&I tasks. The University holds collaboration agreements with companies and Technology Centres, which enable the students to participate in professional research projects.

In addition, the collaboration between MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY, MONDRAGON Corporación and the General Government has lead to the creation of the Garaia Innovation Pole, a meeting point for Technology Centres, company R&D departments and the University.


  • A Participative University

Students at MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY participate in the direct management of the University through their representation in the main decision-making bodies.

MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY is a cooperative university with a clear human vocation that is committed to its environment, its society and its time.


  • Continuing Education

At MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY we have made a firm commitment for continuing education. The technological advances and social changes initiated by the Information Society mean that both professionals and qualifications must permanently adapt to the new times.

We offer a wide range of postgraduate and continuing education courses in the fields of management, industrial management, finances, marketing, computing, telecommunications and education.


  • Open to the World and the Future

MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY encourages mobility and the creation of common work networks through exchange programmes.

Over the last few years, more than 500 students have participated in exchange programmes with some fifty universities from Europe, North America and South America.


  • Educational Model in tune with Europe

We have developed the Mendeberri Project, which is our own educational model, adapted to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area.

This model has the objective of providing quality education and incorporating within the learning process the development of skills and values that are in increasing demand for professionals.

In short, it aims to take one step further in academic education to ensure that our students are capable of the following:

  • Taking responsibility for their own education
  • Working in a team
  • Project leadership
  • Decision making
  • Negotiating
  • Communicating

In addition, it is a trilingual model (Basque, Spanish and English) that promotes the used of Information Technologies and Communication.