Real Colegio Complutense

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Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University
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Coat of Arms of the Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University
Established 1990
Research type Post-Doctoral Advanced Research Institute
Field of research All areas of Science
Director Prof. José Manuel Martínez Sierra
Address 26 Trowbridge
Location Cambridge, MA, 02138
Affiliations Harvard University
Complutense University

The Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts):[1] The RCC was founded as a joint cooperative institution to foster intellectual and scientific interaction between Harvard University and Complutense, with the support of HM King Juan Carlos I, HM Queen Sofia of Spain and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its financial endowment is provided entirely by the Complutense. It follows the tradition of the Royal Spanish College, founded in 1364 to host Spanish Visiting Scholars at the University of Bologna. The RCC accord is the only one of its sort ever to have been approved by Harvard. The institution is directed jointly by the President of Harvard and the Rector of Complutense University, with an academic council formed by 5 Harvard professors and 5 Complutense professors. It permits a select number of Complutense professors to conduct their research at Harvard as Visiting Scholars. RCC Fellows enjoy the same privileges as Harvard's non-tenured Faculty. Each year the institution hosts the RCC Fellows Lectures, a conference cycle during which the Visiting Scholars deliver lectures revealing the results of their investigations to an audience of Harvard professors and students. Finally, it also permits a small number of students to attend doctoral school at the University as Research Associates, under scholarships hosted by the Spanish Royal Family.


  1. ^ "Real Colegio Complutense at Harvard". Retrieved 13 November 2011.