Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a public university with an outstanding international reputation for its high-quality teaching and research. Founded in 1968, it has been generally recognized as one of the best Spanish universities in both national and international rankings.
Currently it is a modern institution characterized by a strong social commitment and a very active participation in society, and it offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in scientific and technical fields, and in humanities. It has a distinguished reputation in research thanks to its highly-valued research teams and research institutes, as well as to the existence of specialized experimental equipment and infrastructure.
In 2009 UAM was awarded the recognition of “Campus of International Excellence UAM+CSIC”, a joint project with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Faculty of Sciences
The Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is the largest educational and scientific standalone university centre in Spain. The Faculty provides up to nine undergraduate degrees, a technical engineering degree, a first cycle degree and two second cycle degrees. This broad educational offer is completed with a wide range of specialized graduate and master degrees.
This Faculty is made up of more than 600 educational staff, 100 administration and services employees and more than 5000 students. The Faculty was created and initiated its activities more than 40 years ago. Its main objective was to become a reference institution in the national and international high degree educational scene.
The Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is currently one of the most relevant university research centres in Spain, characterized by high profile research lines, prestigious research groups, national and international relationships with universities of excellence, and the participation in large research projects. Furthermore, the Faculty works in close collaboration with other public R&D institutions such as CSIC, IMDEA (Research institutes) and PCM (Parque Científico de Madrid). This cluster of R&D institutions creates a growing environment for collaborative research with other diverse public and private institutions, both at national and international level.
The development of multidisciplinary research in fields such as Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Environment and Food Sciences, among others, facilitates interaction between faculty staff members who are then more qualified to teach degrees with the highest standards of academic quality, novelty and excellence.