The University of Navarra is a private pontifical university based at the southeast border of Pamplona, Spain. It was founded in 1952 by St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, as a corporate work of the apostolate of Opus Dei.
Through its six campuses (Pamplona, San Sebastián, Madrid, Barcelona, Munich and New York City), the University confers 35 official degrees, 13 double degrees and more than 38 master programs in 14 faculties, 2 university schools, 17 institutes, its graduate business school, IESE ("Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa"; in English: "International Graduate School of Management" or "Institute of Higher Business Studies"), ISSA ("Instituto Superior de Secretariado y Administracion"; in English: Superior Institute of Secretarial and Administrative Studies), and other centers and institutions.
The university also runs a teaching hospital CUN, where 2,045 qualified professionals handle more than 100,000 patients each year, and medical research centre, CIMA, that focuses on four main areas: Oncology, Neuroscience, Cardiovascular Sciences, and Gene Therapy and Hepatology.
In 2012, the New York Times ranked the University of Navarra's IESE within Top 50 Universities in the world, placing it at number 34.