Escuelas Universitarias Gimbernat or University of Cantabria, is a public university located in Santander, Torrelavega and Comillas in Cantabria, Spain. It was founded in 1972 and is organized in 15 schools and colleges like: Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, associated with the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Faculty of Law, International Center for Higher Spanish Studies, Altamira School of Tourism, Gimbernat-Cantabria School of Physiotherapy, School of Teacher Training, School of Civil Engineering, School of Industrial Engineering and Telecommunications, School of Nautical Studies, School of Nursing "Casa de Salud Valdecilla," related to the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, School of Technical Mining Engineering,Teaching Unit of Environmental Engineering. It was selected as Campus of International Excellence by the Government of Spain in 2009. In 2013, in the Academic Ranking of World Universities this university was first appeared in the range of 151-200 best universities in the field of Physics around the world. The Gimbernat and Tomás Cerdá University was growing for more than three decades. The Director of this University is Anselm Barbeta i Laball and President is Josep Mª Sala i Xampeny. The institution was established on August 18, 1972, by decree of the Council of Ministers of Spain with the name of University of Santander. Thirteen years later it is renamed as University of Cantabria. It has signed 216 agreements with European Universities (Erasmus program), 64 with Latin American institutions, 8 agreements with universities in the United States and 1 with an Australian university, It is sending and receiving more than 600 exchange students within this framework. The UC was having partnership with International Studies Abroad, which is a U.S. based study abroad organization to bring in study abroad students from the U.S. and Canada. The UC is a member of both national and international university networks such as the Compostela Group of Universities and the Santander Network.