Universidad de Alcalá de Henares • Madrid, Spain
Universidad de Alcalá, or University of Alcalá, is a public university located in Alcalá de Henares, a large city near Madrid in Spain. The establishment was founded in 1293 as a “Studium Generale” open for the public, and was re-founded in 1977. Today, the university is one of the most prestigious school in Spain. It is known for its annual presentation of the Cervantes Prize. At the moment, more than 28,000 students are enrolled in degree programmes. The school has excellent academic staff- 2,608 professors and lecturers, and researchers, are there to make sure that students receive the best education possible. The university has 24 different departments. The administrative staff is also top-notch and very efficient. The school is therefore able to offer the perfect learning environment for its students. The university is proud of its roots, traditions and culture, that's why it offers Spanish-language programmes for non-native speakers who want to learn about the country and the language. It also offers teacher training for prospective Spanish teachers. It is a accredited Spanish-language centre, where students can obtain the CEELE (Certificado de Calidad en la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera). Universidad de Alcalá has a wide range of courses to offer. The school is mostly known for its outstanding humanities and social sciences courses, but also for its health sciences or engineering degrees. The establishment has ties with numerous academic partners in non-European countries, particularly in Latin America and the United States. These bilateral agreements, give students the option to undertake exchanges during their studies. Foreign students can also take part in ERASMUS (or similar) programmes and study at the University of Alcalá. The school offers bilingual courses and welcomes students from near and far who want to get a truly international education and experience this beautiful country.