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Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is the first Spanish institution and the third European university according to the QS Ranking of the World’s Top 50 Universities under 50 years old. Founded in 1968, this university offers an extensive range of studies, organized into eight schools, as well as several affiliated centers, like the Red Cross Universitary School of Nursing and the ONCE School of Physiotherapy.

With more than 25.000 students and 3.000 academic staff members, this university has two campus: the prestigious Faculty of Medicine, close to Madrid´s La Paz Hospital, and the Cantoblanco Campus, which is situated 15 km to the north of Madrid, immersed in nature. In addition, this campus has an excellent connection with the city center, including a train station, with direct line to Puerta del Sol in 20 minutes. It has, as well, several services buildings, like a sports complex, Music and Language Learning centers, student residences and a Doctoral School.

Besides its great studies offer, this university has an ambitious employability plan and numerous agreements with other institutions, inserted in the framework of the Campus de Excelencia UAM-CSIC. Thereby, research excellence areas like Mathematics, Nanotechnology and Theoretical Physics have earned a prestigious international reputation. 

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178
2014
186
2015
=210
2016
  • 45.70
    Overall Score
  • 64.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 68
    Employer Reputation
  • 34.7
    Faculty Student
  • 26.3
    Citations per Faculty
101-150
2014
101-150
2015
51-100
2016
  • 69.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 61.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 69.8
    Citations per Paper
  • 60.9
    H-index Citations
97
2014
=103
2015
  • 76.30
    Overall Score
  • 76.4
    Academic Reputation
  • 60.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 89.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 78.9
    H-index Citations
11
2014
9
2015
11
2016
101-150
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 76.3
    Graduate Employment Rate
11
2014
9
2015
11
2016
101-150
2016
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 45.70
    Overall Score
  • 1968
    Establishment Year
  • 210
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

52 Undergraduate Courses

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70 Postgraduate Courses

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
2,710
International
147

Number of students

30,740
Postgraduate 34%
Undergraduate 66%

Number of international students

1,756
Postgraduate 20%
Undergraduate 80%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.