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Biology and Biomedicine

El CEI UAM+CSIC houses the largest scientific community in Spain and one of the largest and most productive in Europe dedicated to Bioscience, and in particular to Biomedicine Biotechnology. Located on the Campus are the faculties of Science and Medicine, with its 6 affiliated hospitals, the CSIC's National Biotechnology Centre, the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Centre, the Alberto Sols Institute for Biomedical Research, the Food Science Research Institute (CIAL), all mixed UAM-CSIC centres, the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA) in Food and the institutes for healthcare studies of the La Paz, La Princesa, Fundación Jiménez Díaz and Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda hospitals.
Despite its considerable size, this is a very cohesive scientific community, with a post-graduate programme (master and PhD) of international renown which has made a very important step forward in constituting the UAM-CSIC BIO Campus (BUC), a programme of bioscience and biomedicine which also encompasses the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares - CNIC) and the National Centre for Oncological Research (Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas - CNIO).

Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

As well as various UAM Science Faculty departments that have earned a prestigious international reputation, the Campus houses six major research institutes in Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, the Nicolás Cabrera Institute for the Science of Materials (INC, UAM), the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA) in Nanoscience, the CSIC Madrid Institute for the Science of Materials, the Madrid Microelectronics Institute, the Ceramics and Glass Institute, and the Institute for Catalysis and Petrochemistry.
Furthermore, there is a significant infrastructure item at the UAM+CSIC CIE, namely the Centre for Microanalysis of Materials (UAM), equipped with the largest ion accelerator in Spain, and the Segainvex, a service for the design and construction of advanced experimental equipment and the Interdepartmental Research Service (SIDI), a facility for the analysis and characterisation of organic and inorganic materials.

Theoretical Physics and Mathematics

Theoretical Physics at the UAM+CSIC CIE is based around the Theoretical Physics Department of the Science Faculty and the mixed CSIC-UAM Institute for Theoretical Physics, which has been awarded a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence mention. Mathematics is represented by the Mathematics Department and the Mathematical Sciences Institute, another mixed CSIC-UAM institute, with the participation of the Complutense and Carlos III universities, which has been one of eight to receive the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence mention in the first edition of these awards.

Social Sciences, Legal Sciences and Humanities

At the same time, in keeping with its status as general university, the UAM conducts significant and highly transversal activity in Social Sciences, Legal Sciences and Humanities, which at the UAM account for more than 50% of the teaching staff and have important university research institutes and around 150 research groups. This area contributes added value and huge strategic significance to the UAM+CSIC CIE. In both the EU's Horizon 2020 programme and the State Plan for Research, Technology and Innovation, research in Human and Social Sciences is considered transversely and is an essential part of the scientific-technical research to be conducted in the search for solutions to the challenges facing society. Accordingly, the UAM+CSIC CIE constitutes an ideal ecosystem to tackle, in its areas of specialisation, the future challenges in teaching, knowledge generation, technological development and transfer to society.

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