Complutense University of Madrid
Complutense University of Madrid

Continente: Europe

Country: Spain

Address: Complutense University of Madrid, Av. Séneca, 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain

Web Site: www.ucm.es



About Complutense University of Madrid:

The Complutense University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Complutense de Madrid or Universidad de Madrid, Latin: Universitas Complutensis) is a public research university located in Madrid, and one of the oldest universities in the world. The university enrolls over 86,000 students, being the 3rd largest non-distance European university by enrollment, and consistently ranking as one of the top universities in Spain. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the university is widely regarded as the most prestigious academic institution in Spain. It is located on a sprawling campus that occupies the entirety of the Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid, with annexes in the district of Somosaguas in the neighboring city of Pozuelo de Alarcón. In recent years, the roster of alumni comprises winners of the Nobel Prize (7), Prince of Asturias Awards (18), Miguel de Cervantes Prize (7), as well as European Commissioners, Presidents of the EU Parliament, European Council Secretary General, ECB Executive Board members, NATO Secretary General, UNESCO Director General, IMF Managing Director, and Heads of State. In the course of over seven centuries, the University of Madrid has provided invaluable contributions in the sciences, fine arts, and political leadership. Alumni include renowned philosophers (José Ortega y Gasset, Ignatius of Loyola, Thomas of Villanova), writers (Federico García Lorca, Antonio de Nebrija, Pedro Calderón de la Barca), scientists (Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Severo Ochoa, Andrés Manuel del Río), historians (Juan de Mariana, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda), military leaders (Don John of Austria, Alexander Farnese, Cardinal Cisneros), foreign leaders (Cardinal Mazarin, José Rizal), and many Prime Ministers of Spain. In the year 1785, the University of Madrid became one of the first universities in the world to grant a Doctorate degree to a female student. By Royal Decree of 1857, the University of Madrid was the only institution in Spain authorized to grant doctorates throughout the Spanish Empire.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 223 281 221 236 282 259 259 270 267 277 296 284

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 188 159 182 142 70 165 153 150 185 196 174
Engineering - 206 191 192 202 217 236 249 272 - 301-350 301-350
Life Sciences - 260 252 245 248 252 258 256 271 259 280 294
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - 351-400 301-350
Natural Sciences - 183 164 157 170 158 186 203 195 209 229 236
Social Sciences - - 294 - - - - - - - 301-350 301-350

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - 59 70 96 101 92 85 105 107
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 157 152 171 165 226 203 250 242 243
Chemistry - - - 137 133 106 131 154 149 156 171 185
Civil Engineering - - - 231 240 230 234 284 251 255 246 278
Computer Science - - - 134 142 171 229 235 266 244 280 227
Electrical Engineering - - - 201 241 259 289 294 - - 301-350 301-350
Environment / Ecology - - - - 255 262 299 297 296 - - -
Geosciences - - - 212 146 128 120 135 119 130 132 150
Materials Science - - - 185 190 177 199 210 228 247 271 279
Mathematics - - - 159 122 111 140 127 112 141 163 160
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - 151 169 163 166 170 174 191
Physics - - - 178 221 213 226 232 246 282 301-350 301-350
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 151 118 111 92 105 147 133 117