Charles III University of Madrid

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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Seal of the University of Carlos III.jpg
Motto "Homo homini sacra res"
Established 1989
Type Public University
Budget 153 million euros (2013)[1]
Rector Daniel Peña
Academic staff 1,987[2]
Admin. staff 681[3]
Students 18,676 (2012/13)[4]
Undergraduates 15,090 (2012/13)[5]
Postgraduates 2,315 (2012/13)[6]
Doctoral students 988 (2012/13)[7]
Location Getafe, Leganés, Colmenarejo and Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Campus Urban (3) & Rural (1)
Colors Blue & White         
Nickname UC3M
Website www.uc3m.es
EscudoLogoComunicacional uc3m.jpg

The Charles III University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) is one of the six public universities in the Community of Madrid, Spain, in addition to the Complutense University of Madrid, the Autonomous University of Madrid, the Technical University of Madrid, the King Juan Carlos University and the University of Alcalá.

Its campuses are located in the municipalities of Leganés, Colmenarejo and Getafe, in addition to the Puerta de Toledo campus in Downtown Madrid.

Its name refers to Charles III of Spain.

Schools[edit]

The university consists of three schools:

  • The School of Social Sciences and Law, located in Getafe and Colmenarejo.
  • The School of Humanities, Documentation and Communication, located in Getafe.
  • The Higher Technical School, located in Leganés and Colmenarejo.

Campuses[edit]

The university's three campuses are located in the municipalities of Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo. The adjacent towns of Getafe and Leganés lie 10 km to the south of Madrid and each of them has a population of more than 170,000 inhabitants. Colmenarejo, about 7,000, is located 35 km to the northwest of the capital. All the campuses are easily accessible by car, bus, subway or train, and their buildings are surrounded by wide green spaces.

Getafe Campus[edit]

School of Social Sciences and Law in the Getafe Campus
Bust of King Charles III of Spain, Universidad Carlos III

The campus is lcoated in the north of the town of Getafe, and is the largest campus of the university. It houses the School of Social Sciences and Law and the School of Humanities, Documentation and Communication.

The campus installations include two libraries, computer rooms in various buildings, audiovisual rooms, recording studios, court rooms, wifi throughout the campus and a sports centres with facilities for basketball, tennis, squash, beach-volleyball and sauna, among others

It has 21 buildings:[8]

  • 1. Self-service cafeteria
  • 2. Service building
  • 3. Deanery building
  • 4. Gómez de la Serna building
  • 5. Giner de los Ríos building
  • 6. Normante building
  • 7. Foronda Building
  • 8. Presidency Building
  • 9. Adolfo Posada Building
  • 10. Campomanes Building
  • 11. Luis Vives Building
  • 12. María Moliner library
  • 13. Ignacio Pinedo Sports centre
  • 14. Concepción Arenal building
  • 15. López Aranguren building
  • 16. Cafeteria
  • 17. Ortega y Gasset building
  • 18. Carmen Martín Gaite building
  • 19. Seve Ballesteros sports centre
  • 20. Residence Hall Gregorio Peces-Barba
  • 21. Residence Hall Fernando de los Ríos

The campus also houses the Fernando Lázaro Carreter language center.

Gallery[edit]

Leganés Campus[edit]

Leganés Campus
Antonio Soler autitorium

Located in the town of Leganés, to the south of Madrid, this campus houses the School of Engineering.

Its installations include the library, computer rooms in various buildings, laboratories, wifi throughout the campus and a sports centre with an indoor swimming pool.

The campus also has the Padre Soler Auditorium where plays, opera and concerts are performed throughout the year. The facility has a capacity for 1,000 people.

It has 8 buildings:[9]

Gallery[edit]

Colmenarejo Campus[edit]

Colmenarejo Campus

Located in the town of Colmenarejo, to the northwest of Madrid, the campus has degrees from three schools: the School of Social Science and Law, the School of Humanities and the School of Engineering. Its installations include a library, work, study and research rooms and a journals library, among others.

It has 2 buildings:[10]

Rankings[edit]

University rankings
Global
QS[11] 317
Europe
QS[12] 142

The university is ranked as one of the best universities in Spain. The undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Law are ranked first, first and second respectively among those offered by public and private universities in Spain,[13] and its Master and Ph.D. programs also rank top in the country.[14] The Department of Economics[15] is among the 50 best worldwide, and in the top 10 worldwide best in Econometrics.[16]

Education[edit]

The university offers curricula fully adapted to the EU Bologna Process. It is well known for the quality of academic research, its international orientation and its higher than average study workload.[17] It offers bilingual degrees,[18] taught both in English and Spanish, in Economics, Business, Actuaries and Finance, and Computer, Industrial and Telecommunications engineering. It also offers joint degrees in Economics and Law and in Business and Law. All students, regardless of their concentration, must fulfill a Humanities requirement, and elementary fluency in a foreign language, generally English but also German, French or Italian, is also required.

Noted Alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Academic Courses. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  2. ^ University Figures - 2013. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  3. ^ University Figures - 2013. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  4. ^ University Figures - 2013. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  5. ^ University Figures - 2013. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  6. ^ University Figures - 2013. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  7. ^ University Figures - 2013. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  8. ^ Getafe Campus. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  9. ^ Leganés Campus. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  10. ^ Colmenarejo Campus. uc3m.es. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  11. ^ "QS World University Rankings (2013/14)". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2013. Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  12. ^ "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  13. ^ ""El Mundo" 50 Carreras 2009". 
  14. ^ ""El Mundo" 250 Masters 2009". 
  15. ^ "Department of Economics, U. Carlos III de Madrid". 
  16. ^ "www.econphd.net". 
  17. ^ "CYD Report 2008 Chapter 6". 
  18. ^ "U. Carlos III Bilingual Degrees Catalog". 

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