Location: Madrid, Spain
City Population: 3.2 millions
University Population: 86,159
Climate: The Madrid region experiences a Mediterranean climate with cool to cold winters due to its altitude.
Nearest Airport: Madrid-Cuatro Vientos Airport
The Complutense University of Madrid is a public research university located in Madrid, and one of the oldest universities in the world. The university currently has over 86,000 students enrolled and consistently ranks as one of the top universities in Spain. It is located on a sprawling campus that occupies the entirety of the Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid, with annexes in the district of Somosaguas in the neighbouring city of Pozuelo de Alarcón.
Over the course of seven centruies, the university has provided invaluable contributions in the sciences, fine arts and poltical leadership. In recent years, the roster of alumni comprises seven winners of the Nobel Prize, as well as European Commissioners, Presidents of the European Parliament, European Council Secretary General, NATO Secretary General and Heads of State. According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the university is widely considered the most prestigious academic institution in Spain.