Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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The Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid, UCM) supports e-learning through its Virtual Campus.


The university was founded in 1499 and claims its history can be traced back as far as 1293, when the Cisneros’ Complutense University was established. In 1893 it was renamed to Central University, but in 1970 the government undertook plans for the reform of higher education and the Central University was renamed the Complutense University thus taking back the name of its place of origin.


The institution’s main office is in Madrid, Spain. Other campuses...

UCM employs about 6,000 professors and 4,000 service and administrative staff. It enrols about 50,148 faculty students, 7,707 University Schools students, 9,463 Students in Associated Centres, 8,863 Doctorate Programme students, 1,711 Official Master's Degrees

The University facilitates remote access to numerous services, including establishing the Virtual Campus, in which twenty-six Complutense centres participate.

The Universidad Complutense de Madrid web site is at http://www.ucm.es .

UCM established or makes effort to establish exchange agreements with universities throughout the world that allow students to undertake part of their studies in schools in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Australia, and Japan.

More details

The UCM Virtual Campus is an extension of the physical University Campus using information and communication technologies. It is designed as a set of computer-based resources available to teachers and students to facilitate their work and to be used as a support tool in the transition to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

The Virtual Campus centres on a course management and teaching content tool. Its main aim is to offer support for face-to-face teaching and learning.

The Virtual Campus combines the following CMSes and software: WebCT, Moodle and Sakai. More information on the Virtual Campus can be found at http://www.ucm.es/campusvirtual

Furthermore, UCM publishes videos via its Complumedia web site and has links to Metanet, its administration intranet students and teachers and its Summer School.


The university also gives attention to lifelong learning with its Courses for Lifelong Learning and its "More Mature Students Programme" which has the aim to bring the university within the reach of Madrid's senior citizens.


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