EDUCATION

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

Brexit

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

EDUCATION

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

Education

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

EDUCATION

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

EDUCATION

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

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

EDUCATION

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

POLITICAL CORRUPTION

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

BULLFIGHTING

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

PUBLIC SPENDING

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

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

REGIONAL POLITICS

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 IN SPAIN

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

Two demonstrators injured in scuffles with authorities outside Alcorcón apartment

EBOLA IN SPAIN

Neighbors of woman with Ebola left in dark by authorities

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

EBOLA IN SPAIN

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

SPAIN’S HOUSING CRISIS

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

EDUCATION

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

EDUCATION

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

EDUCATION CUTS

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

EDUCATION

Five regions rebel against Popular Party’s education reform

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

HIGHER EDUCATION

Red tape sees Spanish engineers undervalued abroad

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