University of Alcalá

Country: Spain (close to Madrid)

Date of Foundation: 1293 ; became branch of Complutense, then « refounded » in 1977

International Rankings: • 2021 Shanghai ARWU: 801-900th rank (30-34th national rank) • 2022 Times Higher Education WUR: 601-800th rank • 2022 QS WUR: 511-520th rank

Organisation: 9 Faculties (including one in Medicine & Health Sciences), 3 campuses

Facts & Figures: • 30,000 students • 1,774 Research/Teaching staff & 2,802 Technical/Administrative staff.

Strengths: Environmental Sciences, Instruments Science & Technology, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, etc.

The Centre responsible for teaching Spanish at the University, Alcalingua, has a worldwide reputation.

UNESCO declared the University and the historic site of the city of Alcalá de Henares a World Heritage Site (it was the first planned university city in the Modern Age)

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