This article presents an analysis of university student profile in the digital age, an era in which technological change has made significant impact on all areas of society, especially in higher education. Changes have not only had an impact on educational institutions but have also influenced the characteristics of the current student. In the article, a theoretical review about the various definitions and characteristics that are attributed to this generation has been made, treating the following topics: students who have already been born in this digital age and are associated with certain characteristics such as their strong digital literacy, the need to be permanently connected or immediacy. However, there are also some studies that question or clarify these features. Finally, it addresses the issue of digital competence of university student. Beyond the existence of a "digital generation", university must develop appropriate strategies that ensure that students develop digital competence during its formative stage. This section makes an approach to this issue and raises some thoughts about it.
Higher education, student, digital competence, digital literacy, net generation, digital natives.