The University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) is the public university of the Basque Country. It is made up of some twenty centres spread over three campuses: the Biscay campus, the Guipuzcoa campus and the Alava campus. Its motto is “Give it and spread it”, which is in turn a verse from the Gernikako Arbola, a Basque hymn from the 19th century. Its logo, which represents the Tree of Science, was designed by the sculptor Eduardo Chillida in the early 1980s.
The University of Bordeaux was founded in 1441 in France. From it, four independent universities specialising in different fields of knowledge were created which continued to share certain common areas. It is among the top 300 universities in the 2020 Shanghai General Ranking.