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A City of Knowledge

Smart City Projects

  • Urban Mobility Plan
  • Electronic Government Services
  • Micro Energy Generation (Solar panel & wind turbines)
  • Waste Management systems & biogas energy generators
  • Efficient Buildings
  • Open Data
  • Internet of Things (connected city sensors)
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Urban Lab for SMEs & Entrepreneurs
  • New Technology Demonstration Centre
  • 10,000 Smart Electric Grid Users
  • 25 Public “Apps” (
  • Parking Availability, Bus Schedules, City Events, Tourist Guides, Incident Management, Beach conditions

University of Malaga

The University of Malaga (UMA) follows a model of education based in dialogue and intercultural respect.

  • Approximately 40,000 students.
  • More than 1,500 foreign exchange students.
  • More than 1,000 students study abroad.

The Campuses of El Ejido and Teatinos are home to a majority of the faculties, schools and services:

  • Architecture
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Communications / Marketing
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Business
  • Philosophy
  • Telecommunication Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Tourism

The expansion of the Teatinos campus will create 2 million sq. ft. for education, 1 million sq. ft. for sports and ½ million sq. ft. for technology start-ups and investigation.

Bologna Process – The European Union Ministers of Education are working to create academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe.

Spanish Language & Bilingual Institutes

Malaga is the perfect place to study Spanish and to learn about European culture. It is not only the professionalism of the institutes, but also the open character of the Malagueños. The variety of leisure activities that the city offers multiplies the opportunities to meet people and to practice what you learn.

In 1947, the University of Malaga began offeringSpanish language courses for foreigners.

Today, there are more than 14 private schools integrated in the Association of Spanish Schools in Malaga offering Spanish language courses. 

There are many International and Bilingual Schools offering a variety of educational models in various languages.