UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA, Spain
Founded in 1985, the University of Castilla-La Mancha is spread out over four main campuses within four provinces of the autonomous region of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain): Albacete, Ciudad Real, Cuenca and Toledo. In addition, there are two other satellite campuses located in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo) and Almadén (Ciudad Real).
Since its foundation as a public institution for higher education and research, our University now offers 45 Bachelor’s degree programs and 34 official Master’s degree programs, all of which are in accordance with the standards of the European Higher Education Area. In addition, UCLM offers a wide selection of post-graduate courses and doctorate programs.
There are currently over 30,000 students enrolled in the University with a staff of close to 2,500 professors and researchers. In addition, there are nearly 1,100 administrators and service personnel. In addition to teaching, research constitutes another fundamental pillar of UCLM, with over 237 groups dedicated to research.
UCLM currently collaborates with more than a thousand region-al, national, and multinational companies. This joint collaboration is based primarily on the development of research projects that are of interest for public and private industry. Furthermore, each year these companies offer work placement programmes for students. Currently, there are more than 4,000 work placement positions offered. Internationally, the University maintains an affiliation with ap-proximately 715 various academic centres throughout Europe, in addition to several higher education institutions worldwide. This provides many opportunities for teaching and studying in a university community abroad.
The geographical location of UCLM has enabled the university to become a pioneer in the incorporation of new technologies. To-day, all our buildings are equipped with WIFI and have 1,500 computer terminals which are avalaible to all students and faculty. In addition, students and faculty members are given an e-mail ac-count to use and also receive a variety of extra benefits.
UCLM’s commitment to excellence can be seen through its out-standing reputation as one of the best universities in Spain. It ranks among the top fifteen Spanish universities in enrolment, R&D+i funding, and human resources and materials, having low dropout rate, and more library space for students and faculty.