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Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Complutense University of Madrid, Spain



The University of Madrid in Spain is a public research university. It is also one of the oldest universities in the world, with more than 86,000 students studying different sciences at the university colleges.


Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Complutense University of Madrid

History of the Complutense University

On May 20, 1293, King Sancho IV of Castile, the Archbishop of Toledo, Gonzalo García Guedel, granted a royal charter for the establishment of the first building of the University. Later, a graduate of the University, Cardinal Cisneros, purchased large purchases of land and ordered the construction of many Of the buildings, and the university became closer to the Great Mosque we know today, and by the academic year 1509-1510. The Complutense University has five main schools, namely the School of Arts and the School of Philosophy, the School of Theology, the School of Law, Linguistics and Medicine.

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the Complutense University became one of the largest centres of academic excellence in the world. The university was not moved to Madrid until October 29, 1836, when Queen Regent Maria Christina issued the order. In 1851 it became known as the Central University of Madrid, and then in 1970, it was called the Complutense University.


Albert Einstein at the Complutense University

The University of D-Campbell awarded the world-renowned physicist Albert Einstein an honorary doctorate on 28 February 1923, and in 1933 the Minister of Education and Arts Fernando de Los Rios announced that Einstein had agreed to take up the post of Professor at the Institute of Research named Albert Einstein Institute of Science in the University.



Graduates of the Complutense University in senior positions

Graduates of the Complutense University are distinguished graduates. In recent years seven of the university's students have been awarded the Nobel Prize. Eighteen others have received the Prince of Asturias Prize; seven have received the Miguel de Cervantes Award; Important positions, such as the members of the Commission of European Commissioners, the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and members of the Executive Council of the ECB, the Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Director-General of UNESCO, the Director General of the International Monetary Fund, Also graduated m University of some heads of state.


The most prominent graduates of the Complutense University in various fields

For more than seven centuries, the Complutense University has made valuable contributions to science, fine arts and political leadership. Among the graduates are also a group of famous philosophers, such as José Ortega e Gasit, Ignatius Loyola and Thomas Villanova, A group of well-known writers such as Federico García Lorca, Antonio de Naprija, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, and world scientists Santiago Ramon Cagall, Cerro Ochoa and Andres Manuel del Rio.

Many historians, such as Juan de Marianna and Juan Genes de Sepulveda, and some military leaders such as Don John of Austria, Alexander Varnes and Cardinal Cisneros, graduated in 1785 as one of the first universities in the world to award a PhD Under the Royal Decree of 1857, the Complutense University was the only institution in Spain to be granted a doctorate throughout the Spanish Empire.


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