The 19 Spanish university schools that rank among the best in the world

While only one institution is in the top 200, several have been listed in this year’s QS rankings for subjects


Spaniards still eager to study in British universities in spite of Brexit

Student applications have risen 30% since the 2016 referendum, but uncertainty remains over the future of the Erasmus exchange program


Spain receives its worst ever science results in PISA test

Spanish students scored below the OECD average, ranking on the same level as pupils from Lithuania, Hungary and Russia


Bad education? Why more class time has not improved academic results in Spain

Spanish high school students perform worse on PISA tests than Finnish pupils, even though they spend 246 more hours in the classroom


Thirteen Spanish universities make top 500 on world ranking

The influential ARWU list shows Barcelona University within the 151-200 tier, but educators say centers in Spain are underfunded


Which are the most coveted university degrees in Spain?

Dual programs are on the rise and math is becoming a hot option because of its excellent job prospects


Brexit uncertainty sparks unease among Erasmus students planning to study in UK

If Great Britain crashes out of the European Union, it is unclear whether Spanish students will receive the financial support they should be due under the popular program


Poor spelling rife among Spain’s prospective teachers

Experts put the lack of literacy down to the use of social networks and the fact fewer young people read and write


Madrid premier won’t quit over master’s scandal unless PM calls on her to do so

The PP’s Cristina Cifuentes continues to resist pressure to resign despite irregularities over degree course, and made surprise appearance at an official event on Wednesday

Spanish politics

Madrid regional leader facing probe over claims of falsified master’s degree

Two opposition groups want Cristina Cifuentes to resign over a case affecting a major public university in the region, and which has raised the question of corruption in her Popular Party once more


Third of Madrid’s bullfighting subsidies to go to gender violence

Podemos manages to divert €414,000 to training of legal personnel in abuse issues


The multi-million cost of promoting Madrid’s failed City of Justice

Regional government spent almost €6 million on exhibitions and advertising for project


Cristina Cifuentes becomes new Madrid regional premier

Conservative leader emerges as the standard-bearer for Popular Party regeneration

Disabled suicide victim’s high school under-resourced, say parents

Madrid education chiefs accused of ignoring long-standing problems at Ciudad de Jaén

“Give me €50 or I’ll beat you up,” bully told student who committed suicide

Disabled 16-year-old had informed police she was the victim of “four or five” people

School principal suspended after disabled student commits suicide

Official did not do enough to help bullied 16-year-old, says Madrid education department

The Christmas toys not seen on TV

Some Madrid stores are striving to offer unique playthings not advertised on the box


Ebola victim’s dog put down despite animal rights groups’ protests

Two demonstrators injured in scuffles with authorities outside Alcorcón apartment


Neighbors of woman with Ebola left in dark by authorities

No attempt made on Tuesday to seal off building or apartment of Teresa Romero


Nursing assistant becomes first person to be infected with Ebola in Europe

Woman treated priest who died from virus after being brought to Madrid from Sierra Leone


Goldman Sachs is my landlord

The sale of state-owned homes to private firms has left hundreds of families facing eviction

Ministry admits it cannot maintain landmark Madrid conference center

Sat across from the Bernabéu stadium, the Palacio de Congresos has been empty since 2012


Spanish students lagging behind in problem solving, PISA report shows

Low scores do not reflect 15-year-olds’ theoretical skills in math, reading and science


Grant-awarded students finish studies two years earlier than peers

Report suggests government could save 900 million a year by limiting time spent at universities


Only highest-achieving students to receive government Erasmus grants

Applicants will need top grades and more advanced language skills Otherwise they will miss out on one of the Education Ministry’s 10,000 study payments


Five regions rebel against Popular Party’s education reform

Commissioners claim Minister Wert’s law is step backward and segregates students


Red tape sees Spanish engineers undervalued abroad

Degree mix-up due to Bologna framework hinders qualified nationals’ prospects