Saint Teresa of Jesus Catholic University, (Spanish: Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila), commonly known as the Catholic University of Ávila (UCAV), is a private, Catholic university, located in Ávila, Castile and León, Spain. It’s named after Saint Teresa of Ávila.
On August 24, 1996, Antonio Cañizares Llovera, bishop of the diocese of Ávila, founded the university via a decree. The university is named for the city and Teresa of Ávila.
The Catholic University of Ávila offers degrees in business, law, and engineering.
The Institute of Hispanic Studies at the university offers a summer program for students from other countries to study Spanish language, culture, and civilization. The Institute offers a Catholic mysticism course, and through weekend trips, allows students to visit the cities of Segovia, Salamanca, Madrid, as well as important Carmelite sites like Fontiveros and Alba de Tormes.