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The Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) is an institution with a long history and wide social recognition that aspires to be amongst the best universities in Europe and to consolidate itself as a centre of reference for the Latin American continent.

With students as the crux of its activity, the UCM is committed to a comprehensive and critical training at the highest level. Teaching quality is a true "complutense signature" and graduate programmes are a priority. The master and doctorate studies of the Complutense University have the human and material resources that guarantee their excellence. The approach and intensification of relations with society and the productive environment are some of their main priorities for the coming years.

The UCM has huge research potential and many of its research groups occupy positions of international leadership. The Complutense University is committed to developing hubs of excellence based on large networks of quality groups, promoting emerging groups and integrating young researchers. In addition to linking research with training, at all graduate and postgraduate levels.

The organisation of the UCM is governed by the commitment to user service to simplify administrative procedures. Its activity is in line with the principles of democracy, transparency, campus sustainability, real and virtual accessibility, preservation of the environment and commitment to the social and economic environment.

The UCM is a quality public university at the service of society, and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to students who will subsequently take-up a wide variety of positions in the work sector.

The academic and research excellence of the UCM has been endorsed, together with the Polytechnic University of Madrid of the Campus of International Excellence, with the highest category of an A-Good Progress.

  • 26 faculties and 9 affiliated centres
  • 37 institutes and research centres
  • 317 official studies and 300 own studies and continuing education
  • 74,000 students, 5,900+ teachers and 3,000+ administrative and service staff positions.

Groups of the UCM in the IRYCIS


  • Neurodegenerative diseases: pathogenic mechanisms
  • Neurodegenerative diseases: development of therapies


  • Reprogramming of eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbial systems and processes