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"
Type Public University
Established 1989
Rector Juan Romo
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students 18,676 (2012/13)[3]
Undergraduates 15,090 (2012/13)[4]
Postgraduates 2,315 (2012/13)[5]
988 (2012/13)[6]
Location Getafe, Leganés, Colmenarejo and Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Campus Urban (3) & Rural (1)
Colors Blue & White         
Nickname UC3M
EscudoLogoComunicacional uc3m.jpg

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is a public university in the Community of Madrid, Spain. UC3M is included in the QS Top 50 under 50 ranking, which spotlights the 50 top universities in the world established within the last 50 years.

UC3M is an institution with a distinctly international profile. It offers a broad range of master’s and bachelor’s degree programs in English and nearly 20% of the student body is made up of international students. It is the first university in Spain and the third in Europe in the number of its students participating in the Erasmus student exchange programs.

It also ranks among the world’s top 150 universities in employability according to the QS Graduate Employability Ranking (2016).

The University’s motto is “Homo homini sacra res” (Man is a sacred thing to man), a quote from Seneca.


UC3M has four Campuses divided into the following Schools and Centers:

- Getafe Campus: School of Law and Social Sciences and the School of Humanities, Communication and Documentation.

- Leganés Campus: School of Engineering.

- Colmenarejo Campus: Degree programs from different Schools are offered on this campus.

- Madrid-Puerta de Toledo Campus: Center for Graduate Studies.

Getafe Campus[edit]

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

- Located within the greater Madrid metropolitan area in the town of Getafe, the campus is 13 kilometers south of the Spanish capital.

- Facilities: libraries, computer rooms, multimedia rooms, television and recording studios, court rooms, language resource and activity rooms, sport centers equipped with indoor pool and spas, and student residence halls.


Leganés Campus[edit]

Leganés Campus
Antonio Soler autitorium

- Located within the greater Madrid metropolitan area in the town of Leganes, the campus is 11 kilometers southeast of the Spanish capital.

- Facilities: experimental laboratories for courses in bioengineering, computer science, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, and robotics, etc., library, computer rooms, multimedia rooms, a language resource and activity room, a sports center equipped with indoor pool, student residence hall, and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 1,000.


Colmenarejo Campus[edit]

Colmenarejo Campus

- Located within the province of Madrid in the town of Colmenarejo, the campus is 36 kilometers northeast of the Spanish capital.

- Facilities: library, computer rooms, a language resource and activity room, and a multimedia room.

Madrid - Puerta de Toledo Campus[edit]

- Located in the historic and cultural heart of Madrid, this campus is home to the University’s official master’s programs and its own UC3M-accredited master’s programs. Many of the institution’s cultural and artistic events and activities are held on this campus.

- Facilities: library, computer rooms, multimedia rooms and a multi-purpose room.


University rankings
QS[7] 317
QS[8] 142

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,[9] and its Master and Ph.D. programs also rank top in the country.[10] The Department of Economics[11] is among the 50 best worldwide, and in the top 10 worldwide best in Econometrics.[12]


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.[13] It offers bilingual degrees,[14] 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. ^ University Figures - 2013. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  2. ^ University Figures - 2013. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  3. ^ University Figures - 2013. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  4. ^ University Figures - 2013. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  5. ^ University Figures - 2013. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  6. ^ University Figures - 2013. Retrieved on 2014-07-11.
  7. ^ "QS World University Rankings® 2015/16". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015. 
  8. ^ "QS World University Rankings". QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ ""El Mundo" 50 Carreras 2009". 
  10. ^ ""El Mundo" 250 Masters 2009". 
  11. ^ "Department of Economics, U. Carlos III de Madrid". 
  12. ^ "". 
  13. ^ "CYD Report 2008 Chapter 6" (PDF). 
  14. ^ "U. Carlos III Bilingual Degrees Catalog". 

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