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Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Motto "Homo homini sacra res"
Established 1989
Type Public University
Rector Daniel Pe√Īa
Students 17,000
Location Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo, Madrid, Spain
Campus Urban (2) & Rural (1)
Colors Blue, Yellow and White
Nickname UC3M
Website www.uc3m.es

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is a public university in Madrid, Spain. Its three campuses are located in the municipalities of Leganés, Colmenarejo and Getafe. It is a small institution well-known for the quality of its teaching and academic research, its international orientation and its higher than average study workload. Its name refers to Charles III of Spain.

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History

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing an efficient, high quality public undergraduate and graduate education. The philosophy that has guided the university since its origins is one of creating responsible free-thinking people with a sensitivity to social problems and an involvement in the concept of progress based on freedom, justice and tolerance.

Schools

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 Legan√©s.

Rankings

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[1] , and its Master and Ph.D. programs also rank top in the country[2]. The Department of Economics[3] is among the 50 best worldwide, and in the top 10 in Econometrics[4].

Education

The university offers curricula fully adapted to the EU Bologna Process. It is well-known for the quality of its teaching and academic research, its international orientation and its higher than average study workload. It offers bilingual degrees[5], 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.

Campuses

Sabatini building in Leganes Campus.
Faculty in Getafe.
University's bust of Carlos III.

The university's three campuses are located in the municipalities of Getafe, Legan√©s and Colmenarejo. The adjacent towns of Getafe and Legan√©s lie 10 km to the south of Madrid and each of them has a population of about 150,000 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 state-of-the-art buildings are surrounded by wide green spaces.

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