The University of Alicante was created in October 1979 on the structure of the Center for University Studies (CEU), which had begun to function in 1968. The Spanish province of Alicante thus recovered the university studies suspended in 1834. , when it closed, after two centuries of existence, its precursor, the University of Orihuela. The region has a vast university tradition of whose patrimonial richness the current College of Santo Domingo, building of the old University of Orihuela, recovered today, thanks to the agreement between the Diocese and the University, gives a good account of.
Present. The University of Alicante has more than fifty degrees, more than seventy university departments and units and research groups in areas of social and legal sciences, experimental, technological, humanities, education ;n and health sciences, five university research institutes. It also has an extensive variety of services.
It is structured into eleven centers: five faculties, the Higher Polytechnic School and a university school.