The Complutense University
of Madrid, founded in 1822, is the oldest public university in Madrid and one of the most prestigious in Spain and in the Spanish-speaking world. Among its ranks, seven Nobel laureates have passed or taught, as well as a multitude of eminent figures and famous figures from the world of arts, sciences, philosophy and politics, among others. Figures such as Antonio Machado, Federico García Lorca, King Juan Carlos I, Severo Ochoa and Mario Vargas Llosa stand out, along with many others.
It has two campuses
located in the western area of the municipality of Madrid. The Moncloa Campus
, the largest and where most of the faculties are located, and the Somosaguas Campus
. Between both they number more than 80,000 students, of which about 60,000 are undergraduate students, 5,000 graduate students and 7,000 doctoral students.