The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) has approximately 26,000 students and is a leading university in Spain. It is located in the north of Madrid, around the Cantoblanco Campus. The university is organized into eight schools: Philosophy and Arts, Psychology, Law, Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering and Medicine, offering a wide range of graduate and postgraduate study programmes. Classes are conducted mostly in Spanish, with an increasing number of courses taught in English, especially at Masters level, and a combination of lecture-style classes with seminars and tutorials, allowing for higher student/professor interaction. In 2009 it was declared International Excellence Campus, together with the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). Since its establishment in 1968, UAM has had a strong research focus: 11 research institutes are located on campus, as well as the Madrid Science Park, with growing university-business collaboration (contracts, internships and sponsored chairs). Additional facilities include, among others: halls of residence, a sports centre, language services, an infant school and a primary school, all within a campus which is green and compact, caters for disabled students, and strives to be environmentally sustainable. Campus life offers a rich variety of cultural activities, lifelong learning programmes, and opportunities for cooperation and volunteer work. UAM has a strong international vocation, with agreements with more than 500 international institutions and around 2000 exchange students every year from all over the world. Easy access to the city centre by commuter train makes the university an ideal place for foreign students to experience life in one of Europe's most vibrant cities.
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