The University of Seville is a public institution, founded in 1505 and the second largest university in Spain in terms of the number of students.
Its academic offer includes more than 78 degrees in Bio-health, Scientific, Technological, Humanistic and Social areas of study; 86 doctoral programmes, 86 official master's degrees and another 150 expert training courses endorsed by the University of Seville. In addition to this educational offer, the University has academic and exchange partnerships with 850 institutions worldwide. More than two thousand incoming and outgoing exchange students are supervised each year.
Excellence in research is facilitated by a range of highly advanced services, complemented by major national centres such as the Research Institute, the Technology and Innovation Centre, the National Accelerator Institute and the Seville Institute of Biomedicine. More than 470 scientific teams at the University work on research projects and almost 40 patents were registered last year.
The Library holds almost one million monographs and 8,000 periodicals, including 800 volumes of manuscripts, 300 incunabula and 8,000 books dating back to the 16th century.
Within the University of Seville, the Department of Theory and History of Education and Social Pedagogy (Faculty of Education Sciences of the University of Seville) and members of the MAES (Master's Degree in Teaching Staff) will be involved in this project.
They train and instruct future teachers in educational centres. Their incorporation into the project was proposed because of the great interest in dual vocational training, their knowledge and the desire of this department to get involved in the improvement and quality of this training system.