Associate Member: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is a public research university located in Madrid, and one of the oldest universities in the world (founded in 1499 by Cardenal Cisneros, as Universitas Complutensis). 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. The UCM enrolls over 80,000 students, and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain. According to the prestigious ranking QS, UCM was in 239th place worldwide in 2016. It comes forth among the Spanish universities; and it stands out for the employability of its graduates (second Spanish university) and for the quality of the academic training it offers (third place nationwide). ARWU (Shangai) ranks, the UCM among the top 5 is in fifth place among the Spanish universities; standing out for the amount of eminent alumni and also for the quantity of scholarly articles published. Moreover, the THE ranking underlines the quality of its educational environment, and its research excellency as well as its national and international prestige. UCM currently offers 295 degrees, as it offers 71 Bachelor’s Degrees, 12 double Bachelor’s Degrees, 156 Master’s Degrees and 57 Doctoral Programs.