Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) is a public university with an outstanding international reputation for its high-quality teaching and research. Founded in 1968, it has been generally recognized as one of the best Spanish universities in both national and international rankings.
UAM has seven faculties: Science, Economics and Business Studies, Law, Art and Philosophy, Medicine, Psychology, Teachers´ Training and Education, an Engineering School for Computer Science and several affiliated centres, offering a wide range of studies in humanities and scientific and technical fields.
UAM has a distinguished reputation in research: in 2009 it was awarded the recognition of “Campus of International Excellence UAM+CSIC”, a joint project with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The support and development of high quality research have been among its objectives, and it has been rewarded with international recognition. These achievements have been attained thanks to its highly-valued research teams and research institutes.
The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) boasts a large experience in the management of international mobility, educational and research programs in the framework of the Lifelong Learning Programme, the VII Framework Programm for Research, and EuropeAid.
Currently UAM takes part as partner and coordinator in different Erasmus+ KA1, KA2, KA3 projects and Jean Monnet activities. Thanks to this experience UAM has consolidated links and improved knowledge and expertise regarding the running of this type of projects. UAM participates in the following international projects related to Education:
Edulink II > Cooperation programme in the field of higher education in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States in order to improve the effectiveness, management, visibility and hence the impact of ACP-EU co-operation in the field of higher education.
Erasmus Mundus > Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries. In addition, it contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of Higher education institutions in Third Countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.
LLP Erasmus Multilateral Projects> Erasmus Multilateral Projects provide support for cooperation of higher education institutions among themselves or together with other relevant stakeholders.
They are sub-divided into five “priorities”:
• Increasing attainment levels and strengthening the social dimension of higher education,
• Improving the quality and relevance of higher education, including through cooperation between HEIs and the labour market
• Strengthening quality through mobility and cross-border cooperation
• Knowledge Alliances
• Improving governance and funding
LLP Erasmus Academic Network Project> ERASMUS Academic Networks are designed to promote European cooperation and innovation in specific subject areas. They contribute to enhancing quality of teaching in higher education, defining and developing a European dimension within a given academic discipline, furthering innovation and exchanging methodologies and good practices.