The University of Extremadura was created in 1973 Its history is closely linked to the community of Extremadura. Initially it consisted of the Faculty of Badajoz, Cáceres University College, the University Schools Primary Teacher of Cáceres and Badajoz and the School of Agricultural Engineering of Badajoz. Since then the UEX students has increased, qualifications and centers to have four spaces consisting of campus Badajoz, Caceres campus, the University Center of Mérida and Plasencia University Center
In the study UEx over 24,000 students and 8,000 others take courses Doctoral own qualifications or training. 1500 taught teachers teaching and working more than 800 administrative, technical and service staff. The Rector is Píriz Second D. Duran and the Government of the University is organized by different colleges, as the Senate and the Governing Council, and sole as the Vice President, Management and General Secretariat.