The Autonomous University of Madrid (Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) is commonly known by its Spanish initials UAM. UAM is a Spanish public university established in 1968. Throughout its history, UAM has been one of Spain’s most prominent higher education institutions, being ranked first amongst Spanish universities. For the subject “Mathematics” the university was ranked within top 12 in Europe. In the “Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 University Rankings”, the University achieved 49th position globally in 2012.
The UAM is divided into eight faculties and superior schools that support and coordinate most of the university’s academic and administrative activity. Each faculty is divided into departments that coordinate the teaching and research of the different subjects. Researchers can organise into research institutes in order to coordinate their activities in a specific research field. The university totals up to 59 departments and eight research institutes. In addition to these, the UAM has seven associate schools, which are not completely part of UAM’s administrative structure, but issue UAM-recognised titles and are under UAM’s academic regulations.www.uam.es