Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Cibeles fountain at Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), founded in 1968, is eleventh in the QS World Ranking of the ‘Top 50 under 50’ (years old). UAM has more than 25,000 students and 3,000 academic staff members; UAM’s Faculty of Law is the most prestigious in Spain and boasts alumni such as King Felipe VI of Spain and former professors such as Francisco Tomás y Valiente, former President of Spain’s Constitutional Court. Law and politics, particularly political sociology are principal areas of specialisation within the Faculty of Law. UAM also holds unique expertise in Arab and Islamic studies, being home to a dedicated department which resides in the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters as well as to the only master degree in Spain on Arab and Islamic studies.