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Meet Planeta Formación y Universidades

The international network of educational institutions established in 2003. Planeta Formación y Universidades represents the commitment of Grupo Planeta towards vocational training and university education. We are driven by our calling to serve society by creating an optimal connection with the context of the labour market and its professionalism.

Hence, more than 135,000 students from over 100 nationalities connect with talent and knowledge through open, flexible and useful training models. At any level, in different areas, with the sole limit of their determination.

The values of Planeta Formación y Universidades as a diversification of the business of the largest Spanish language publishing and entertainment group are undeniable. We have an entrepreneurial, leading spirit that combines the latest technologies with the ambition to serve global communities.


About Grupo Planeta

Grupo Planeta is a Spanish family-owned multinational group that heads a wide range of cultural activities including book publishing, information, higher education, and audiovisual entertainment. It owns the largest publishing group in the Spanish-speaking market, and more than 70 imprints. Together with DeAgostini they are part of the nucleus of shareholders of Atresmedia (Antena 3, La Sexta, Onda Cero, among other channels), a leading communication group in Spain, and of a group of 22 leading educational institutions in higher and university education grouped under the name Planeta Formación y Universidades. The Group also has an extensive direct sales network and is the owner of Casa del Libro, the first bookshop chain in Spain and one of the largest in the country.

Since the creation of Editorial Planeta by José Manuel Lara Hernández in Barcelona in 1949, Grupo Planeta now operates in  8 countries and connects with more than 30 million people every day. It combines a strong business tradition with a strong capacity for innovation and a European and international affinity.