The Universidad San Pablo CEU is a private University recognised as such in the 8/1993 Law and created by the Universidad San Pablo CEU foundation, work from the Asociación Católica de Propagandistas (ACdP).
The legal framework which made this possible is constituted by article 27.6 of the Spanish constitution which is fleshed out in la Ley de Reforma Universitaria de 1983 (BOE September 1 1983), in the eight title sections 57, 59 and the Real Decreto 557 of 25 August 1991 (BOE, 20 April 1991), which lays a set of minimum requisites and requirements in order to create and institute new Universities.
In addition to the legal means by which private Universities are created, the San Pablo CEU foundation’s patronage presents before the Science and Education Ministry the University Recognition application form.
Once the University Council report procedure concludes, parliament approves the recognition of the San Pablo CEU University as a university through the published law in the BOE of April 20, 1993.
In the BOE 8 February, 1994 the Real Decreto 149/1994 is published. In said document, the Universidad San Pablo CEU is authorized to start their endeavour as well as to teach and homologate their imparted degrees and the approval of the corresponding study plans as contemplated in the Real Decreto’s annex.
On 22 February, 1994 their royal majesties, King and Queen of Spain officially inaugurate the university.