Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Infobox_University
name = Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
native_name =


motto = "Homo homini sacra res"
established = 1989
type = Public University
rector = Daniel Peña
city = Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo
state = Madrid
country = Spain
students = 17,000
campus = Urban (2) & Rural (1)
nickname = UC3M
colors = Blue, Yellow and White
website = [http://www.uc3m.es www.uc3m.es]

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is a public university in Madrid, Spain. Its three campuses are located in the municipalities of Leganés, Colmenarejo and Getafe. It is a small institution well-known for the quality of its teaching and academic research, its international orientation and its higher than average study workload. Its name refers to Charles III of Spain.

History

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing an efficient, high quality public undergraduate and graduate education. The philosophy that has guided the university since its origins is one of creating responsible free-thinking people with a sensitivity to social problems and an involvement in the concept of progress based on freedom, justice and tolerance.

chools

The university consists of three schools:

*The School of Social Sciences and Law, located in Getafe and Colmenarejo.
*The School of Humanities, Documentation and Communication, located in Getafe.
*The Higher Technical School, located in Leganés.

Campuses

The university's three campuses are located in the municipalities of Getafe, Leganés and Colmenarejo. The adjacent towns of Getafe and Leganés lie 10 km to the south of Madrid and each of them has a population of about 150,000 inhabitants. Colmenarejo, about 7,000, is located 35 km to the northwest of the capital. All the campuses are easily accessible by car, bus, subway or train, and their state-of-the-art buildings are surrounded by wide green spaces.

Education

The university offers curricula fully adapted to the EU Bologna Process. It is well-known for the quality of its teaching and academic research, its international orientation and its higher than average study workload.Fact|date=June 2007 It offers bilingual degrees [cite web | title=U. Carlos III Bilingual Degrees Catalog | url=http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/gral/ES/ESCU/esbilingue.html ] , taught both in English and Spanish, in Economics, Business, Actuaries and Finance, and Computer, Industrial and Telecommunications engineering. It also offers joint degrees in Economics and Law and in Economics and Business. All students, regardless of their concentration, must fulfill a Humanities requirement, and elementary fluency in a foreign language, generally English but also German, French or Italian, is also required.

Rankings

The undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Economics and Law are ranked first, first and second respectively among those offered by public and private universities in Spain [cite web | title="El Mundo" "50 Carreras 2008" | url=http://www.elmundo.es/especiales/2008/05/cultura/50carreras/index.html ] , and its Master and Ph.D. programs also rank top in the country [cite web | title="El Mundo" "250 Masters 2007" | url=http://aula2.elmundo.es/aula/especiales/2007/250masters/index.html ] . The Department of Economics [cite web | title=Department of Economics, U. Carlos III de Madrid | url=http://www.eco.uc3m.es ] is among the 50 best worldwide, and in the top 10 in Econometrics [cite web | title=www.econphd.net | url=http://www.econphd.net/rankings.htm ] .

References

External links

* [http://www.uc3m.es/ Official website]
* [http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/gral/ES/ESCU2/escu2.html List of undergraduate degrees]
* [http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/gral/TC/postgrado.html List of graduate degrees]
* [http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/eng/dpto/dp.html List of academic departments]
* [http://www.eco.uc3m.es/english/ Department of Economics]
* [http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/dpto/EMP/ Department of Business Administration]
* [http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/serv/ORI/InternationalRelationsOffice.html International Relations Office]
* [http://esn.uc3m.es Erasmus Student Association]
* [http://www.uc3m.es/uc3m/serv/ORI/sererasmus.html Useful information for Erasmus students]
* [http://maps.google.es/maps?ll=40.316262,-3.726736&spn=0.005150,0.008122&t=k Getafe Campus in Google Maps]
* [http://maps.google.es/maps?ll=40.332398,-3.765618&spn=0.005150,0.008122&t=k Leganés Campus in Google Maps]
* [http://maps.google.es/maps?ll=40.544379,-4.012209&spn=0.005150,0.008122&t=k Colmenarejo Campus in Google Maps]


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