Campus Atlántico Tricontinental

Universidad de Las palmas de Gran CanariaUniversidad de La Laguna



  • The common denominator of the Tricontinental Atlantic Campus is integral sustainability: This concept includes the relation of the Campus not only to the environment, but also to planning aspects for adapting the campus (in some cases related to the environment) and to the economic development of the region and development cooperation with Africa and Latin America. A sustainable global economy in the context of the Tricontinental Atlantic Campus means working for the conservation and use of environmental resources, and new models for the mobility of both people (tourism and immigration) and goods (logistics).

Gran Canaria beach / Views Teide

  • Internationalisation will mainly be structured around the tricontinental nature of the Campus, with its exceptional location as a bridge between Europe, Africa and Latin America. The project will also be internationalised through a number of agreements and participation in international networks.
  • In terms of land use,  the architectural and planning features of the  ULL and the  ULPGC campuses include:
    • A common model of a multicampus structure at the Canary Islands universities.
    • The main Canary Islands campuses are located on the outskirts of the most important populated areas (San Cristóbal de La Laguna, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), with compact campuses in outlying areas.
    • Because of this, the Tricontinental Atlantic Campus, from a land use perspective, plans to redefine the areas where the  ULL and ULPGC campuses are located, optimising their internal characteristics and the links they have with the surrounding area, through an approach of ‘unity in diversity’.