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The UC3M has 2.178 teachers and researchers.

  • 14% of teachers are foreigners.

Source: UC3M Financial and Management Report for 2020, approved by the Governing Council and the Social Council on 11 June 2021.


The University has put in place support measures in research to achieve effective equality between women and men through the Government Council agreement of July 12, 2007.


UC3M fosters the continuous professional training and development of its faculty and foments innovation in teaching. In recent years it has set up MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) on outstanding international platforms such as edX and miriadaX. The University also uses this methodology to enhance the quality of its online teaching and learning through its SPOCs (Small Private Online Courses) together with other many innovative initiatives. 

Teaching faculty are provided with support from the UTEID (Unidad de Tecnología Educativa e Innovación Docente (Educational Technology and Teaching Innovation Unit)) to undertake their projects. 

Focus on Research

  • The UC3M is ranked number one in Spain for its overall performance, according to the U-Ranking 2021.

Source: U-Ranking 2021 carried out by the Fundación BBVA and the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas- Ivie (Valencia Institute for Economic Research).

  • UC3M is one of the Spanish universities with the highest number of grants from the European Research Council (ERC).

Source: European Research Council 2021.

  • The UC3M is among the most successful Spanish organisations in Horizon 2020 (H2020), the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Source: Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities 2021.