The Autonomous University of Madrid is commonly known by its Spanish initials UAM or as "la Autónoma". UAM is a Spanish public university established in 1968, and since 1971 the university's main campus has been located in Cantoblanco, a rural area in the northern outskirts of Madrid. Despite being part of the municipality of Madrid, the campus is nearer the towns of Alcobendas and Tres Cantos. Throughout its history, UAM has been one of Spain's most prominent higher education institutions, being ranked first amongst Spanish universities by The Times Higher Education Supplement.
The Autonomous University of Madrid has an active student body, with over a hundred student societies covering activities ranging from student unionism to theatre and music.
Location: Madrid, Spain
City Population: 3.2 million
University Population: 36,118
Climate: The Madrid region experiences a Mediterranean climate with cool to cold winters due to its altitude.
Nearest airport: Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport