University of Alcala de Henares is a university in an ancient city in the middle of Spain, close to Madrid and Barajas airport, with great international atmosphere (about 5000 incoming international students every year), excellent transport systems and high quality facilities.
The University of Alcalá offers degrees in five branches of knowledge: Arts and Humanities, Law and Social Sciences, Sciences, Health Sciences, and Engineering and Architecture. There are about 29000 students in total, and are offered 36 undergraduate degrees, 46 Masters and 25 PhD programmes.
Students have access to up-to-date facilities such as the On-Line University, which makes available teaching materials for more than 900 subjects. Alcalá also houses 26 fully equipped computer rooms, and provides WIFI networks in all buildings, along with a laptop computer lending service.
The university has 16 libraries seating 2,700 readers and a large digital collection which includes over 16,000 different e-journals. The university’s teaching and research staff also enjoy access from their work centres to the more than 10 million volumes held in the National Library Repository located on the university’s Science and Technology Campus.
The University of Alcala was founded in 1499 and was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.