Autonomous University of Madrid

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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Autonomous University of Madrid
motto Quid Ultra Faciam?
founding 1968
Sponsorship state
place Madrid , Spain
Rector Rafael Garesse Alarcón
Annual budget 273,120,142 € (2007)
Faculty of Philosophy and Literature

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM; German  Autonomous University of Madrid ) is a state comprehensive university in Madrid that was founded in 1968. In 1971 she moved to the Cantoblanco campus , where almost all faculties have been gathered since then . From that year on, it was expanded and expanded until it accommodated more than 30,000 students and more than 2,000 teachers in the 2007/8 academic year.

Since it was founded, the UAM has been one of the most important universities in Spain. It is number 1 among Spanish universities in the rankings of the newspapers El Mundo and Times and in the rankings of Jiao Tong University in Shanghai .


The main campus is located in Cantoblanco in the Fuencarral-El Pardo district of Madrid. It has a total area of ​​2,252,000 m². It was inaugurated on October 25, 1971 and is considered a campus with environmentally conscious and sustainable management (of the 24 campuses in the world).


  • Cantoblanco campus. The Cantoblanco campus is 15 kilometers from Madrid
  • Medicine campus. The Faculty of Medicine is located near the La Paz University Hospital in the north of Madrid.

Colleges and residences

The UAM has two dormitories of its own:

  • Juan Luis Vives residence is located on Francisco Suárez Street in the Chamartín district. It has 123 rooms for students, graduates and professors.
  • Erasmo residence. It is located on the university campus. It was inaugurated in 2004 and expanded in 2008. It has 765 rooms. Available daily, weekly or all year round.

Associated partner universities:

  • Santillana residence. The hotel is located on Calle Marbella 60, in the residential area of ​​Mirasierra.
  • Somosierra dormitory. Located on Calle Pablo Vidal, 6.

And a mixed dormitory sponsored by the Community of Madrid

  • San Fernando residence (student residence) and has 200 double and single rooms. It is located on Carretera Colmenar Viejo, km 12.8 in the Ciudad Escolar Education Center, about 5 minutes from the university.

Departments and courses of study


  • Faculty of Natural Sciences (Ciencias)
  • Faculty of Law (Derecho)
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities (Filosofía y Letras)
  • School of Psychology (Psicología)
  • Faculty of Medicine (Medicina)
  • Faculty of Economics and Economics (Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales)
  • Faculty of Teacher Education and Training (Formación de Profesorado y Educación)

Affiliated Centers

  • Higher Center for University Studies La Salle
  • Care of the Red Cross
  • Maintaining the Jiménez Díaz Foundation
  • Physiotherapy from ONCE

Other centers

  • Severo Ochoa Center for Molecular Biology (CBMSO)
  • Documentation and Study Center for the History of Madrid
  • East Asian Study Center;
  • Center for Scientific Computing
  • Center for microanalysis of materials
  • Center for Applied Psychology
  • Center for Political Theory
  • Carlos V International Center
  • Higher Center for Assyriology and Egyptology
  • Higher Center for Research and Music Funding
  • Clinical Pharmacology Center
  • School of Gemology
  • UAM / El País School of Journalism
  • Inter-University Foundation Fernando González Bernáldez
  • Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Institute for Knowledge Management;
  • Institute for Biomedical Research Alberto Sols
  • La Corte University Institute in Europe (IULCE)
  • Cartography service
  • General Experimental Research Support Services (SEGAINVEX);
  • Microelectronics workshop
  • International Mediterranean Research Workshop


There are 8 libraries and several documentation centers:

  •      Science library
  •      Legal library
  •      Business library
  •      Educational library
  •      Humanities library
  •      Medical library
  •      Psychology library
  • Polytechnic library

In addition, there are several specialized documentation centers:

Special Centers: Archives, Rafael Más Map Library, Natural Areas Documentation Center, Statistical Documentation Center and European Documentation Center.


There are 3 museums in different locations:

  • Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions (C / Arniches, nos. 3 and 5 - Madrid center, next to the "El Rastro" market)
  • Mineralogy Museum
  • Polytechnic High School Museum

See also

Web links

Commons : Autonomous University of Madrid  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Institutos Universitarios y Centros de Investigación. Retrieved April 16, 2019 .
  3. ^ Biblioteca de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Retrieved April 16, 2019 .
  4. contact: Museo de Artes y Tradiciones Populares. UAM. February 28, 2017, Retrieved April 16, 2019 (Spanish).
  5. contact: Museo de Mineralogía de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. February 28, 2017, Retrieved April 16, 2019 (Spanish).
  6. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Museo de la Escuela Politécnica Superior. Retrieved April 16, 2019 .