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Call for Applications

Cátedras de Excelencia

One of the main priorities of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has always been the attraction of talent in order to consolidate, strengthen and increase the international ties. Counting always on the invaluable support of Banco Santander, our University intend to encourage incorporation of internationally renowned professors in all disciplines to help our departments, research institutes and research groups, to improve their technical and scientific skills, develop long-term collaborations and share teaching and research experiences.

For this purpose, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Grupo Banco Santander signed an Agreement to create UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence Program in 2007.

In these twelve calls, 199 Chairs of Excellence have been awarded in areas related to the University’s research activities.

On October 11th, 2019 was opened the XIII CALL FOR APPLICATIONS UC3M-Santander Chairs of Excellence, for academic year 2020/2021, offering 8 Semester Grants and 2 Reciprocal Grants. These grants will be associated with a visit to the holder's home institution, by one or two Doctors of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, during the same period of time.

A University with international vocation

From its beginning, Carlos III of Madrid University has been distinguished for considering its international activity as one of the cornerstones to achieve its goals of teaching and research excellence. This has contributed to the existence of:

  • A great number of faculties with international activity and collaborations with the best universities of Europe and USA.
  • A great offer of grades and postgrades taught in English
  • A great number of foreign students each academic year

Moreover, our university is pioneer in Spain adapting all its grades to the European Space of Higher Education.




A University for cutting-edge research

The Carlos III of Madrid University, in spite of this youth, is one of the Spanish institutions that has currently a prestige in the international research context. This prestige has been consolidated through policies that improve the role of the university for the knowledge creation and transfer.

All of these have made Carlos III of Madrid University to be among the best Spanish universities in:

  • Papers by faculty in the Web of Science (ISI)
  • Positive evaluations of the research of this faculties
  • Number of approved national and European projects