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Autonomous University of Madrid » Overview of the Institution

Universidad Autónoma de MadridThe Autonomous University of Madrid is one of the most important universities of the Madrid public system. It location in the Cantoblanco campus, on the outskirts of the capital, and the fact that it is very close to some of the facilities of the Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) mark its nature as a strong research institution.

This characteristic can be seen from the creation of the University, in 1968. At that time "La Autónoma" had five faculties (Sciences, Law, Philosophy and Arts, Medicine, and Political, Economic and Commercial Science) spread around different locations in Madrid. This situation did not last for long, as three years after its foundation the Cantoblanco campus was inaugurated, where it remains today. The Cantoblanco facilities (a campus built on land totalling over 22 million square metres) are complemented by the Faculty of Medicine at the La Paz University Campus. Furthermore, the University has a number of associated centres located in different areas of Madrid.

Over the course of its history, a large number of personalities have passed through the Autonomous University of Madrid, be they as teaching staff, conference speakers or participants in some of the institution's activities. Personalities who have been made Honorary Members over this time include the Nobel Literature Prize winner José Saramago, the Philosophy Professor Eugenio Trías, the philosophers Carlos Castilla del Pino and Fernando Savater, and the linguist Eugenio Coseriu, among others.

For further information, we recommend contacting the university:

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco
Ctra. de Colmenar Km. 15
28049 Madrid