University of Alcalá

151-200 th
Young University Rankings 2017
601–800 th
World University Rankings 2018
Pza. San Diego, s/n, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, 28801, Spain

About University of Alcalá

The University of Alcalá is a public university located in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the longest standing European universities which dates back to May 20, 1293 marking the creation of the institution’s ‘‘General Study.’’ In 1499, Cardinal Cisneros expanded the institution’s studies with the creation of Higher College, which would later become the University of Alcalá, one of the first examples of a model university town.

Nowadays the University of Alcalá is a modern and innovative institution, which offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes adapted to the European Higher Education Area and covers all fields of knowledge, from humanities to engineering, and from social science to experimental and biomedical science.

Today's University of Alcalá preserves its traditional humanities faculties, a testimony to the university's special efforts, past and present, to promote and diffuse the Spanish language through both its studies and the Cervantes Prize, which is awarded annually by the King and Queen of Spain in the Paraninfo (Great Hall). The University has added to its time-honoured education in the humanities and social sciences new degree subjects in scientific fields such as health sciences or engineering, spread out across its different 9 faculties and 23 departments (located in the Alcalá Campus, the Science and Technology Campus and Guadalajara), all of which are a key factor in its projection abroad, while also acting as a dynamo for activities in its local region.

The University is firmly committed to research and to technological innovation, collaboration with the worlds of business and industry.

Some of its main strengths are friendliness, quality international outlook and social commitment. Its goal is to be a leading university globally, socially committed, inclusive and open to the world. Moreover, it seeks to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and the education of men and women through quality teaching, research excellence and the fostering of ethical, socially responsible attitudes.

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Contact Details

Plaza de San Diego, s/n
28801 Alcalá de Henares
Madrid (Spain)
Telf.: (free number) 900 900 411 / +34 91 885 40 00

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Key statistics

  • 55 : 45
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 18,023
    Number of Students
  • 13.1
    No. of students per staff
  • 21%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the 2018 World University Rankings