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Autonomous University of Madrid

4.2 out of 5 (125 ratings / 101 reviews) Alcobendas, Spain
The Autonomous University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) is commonly known by its Spanish initials UAM or as "la Autónoma". 

About

History

 UAM is a Spanish public university established in 1968, along with the autonomous universities of Barcelona and Bilbao (now University of the Basque Country) during one of Spain's most ambitious educational reforms, which took place during the late 1960s and the early 1970s.

Education

Since 1971, the university's main campus has been located in Cantoblanco, a rural area in the northern outskirts of Madrid. Despite being part of the municipality of Madrid, the campus is nearer the towns of Alcobendas and Tres Cantos. 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
200 -8
2020
192 -33
2019
159
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
301
2019
301
2018
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
251 100
2019
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
-
2020
183 17
2019
200
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Services

Student services

The mission of the Office of Studies and Institutional Evaluation (GEEI) consists in carrying out the evaluation and quality control activities entrusted to it by the governing team, focusing mainly on the quality of teaching and the activity of the teaching staff, as well as on conventional activities in support of teaching such as automated marking of examinations.

Housing services

The UAM offers university housing through the Colegio Mayor Juan Luis Vives and the Residencia Universitaria Erasmo on campus.

Library services

The Library  supports research, teaching and study, providing access to the necessary information resources from this university or elsewhere. The different service points serve the entire University community and are available in eight faculty or school libraries. There are also specialised documentation centres. 

Student Life

Campus life

  • Cantoblanco Campus Map-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Medicine Campus Map-Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

The school was quite good.i learned a lot and my degree course went well.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

My experience at the university was quite good. Even if my degree required a lot of studying and working, I could diversify my time to be able to expand my knowledge by other ways like doing courses on my own. I did my degree in English and Spanish as it was a bilingual degree, and I am very satisfied with that as I improved my English skills and learned economic terms in...

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The Biology degree at UAM is great. I just didn't reach the minimum grade to choose the career I originally wanted to apply to which was biotechnology at UPM

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