About Us

The University of Alcalá (UAH)

The University of Alcalá (UAH) was founded by Cardinal Cisneros in 1499 and it is one of the oldest universities in Europe. Today, the UAH is a modern, medium-sized institution, recognized in Europe and America as a model to imitate and build upon.

    The integral formation of students and their personal and professional training through quality teaching, the creation and transmission of knowledge, and the extension of science and culture.


    To be a leading university in the international context, committed to society, inclusive and open to the world, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and the training of citizens through quality teaching, excellence in research and the promotion of ethical and socially responsible attitudes.


    Proximity; Quality; Excellence; Innovation; International Vocation; Social Commitment


    UAH is listed in the three most prestigious university ranking systems in the world: 1. QS World University Rankings® (QS WUR), 2. Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, and 3. Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

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Our Faculty

The Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism is located on the Historical Campus and the Guadalajara Campus of the University of Alcalá (which are in the City of Alcalá de Henares, which is 35 kms or 22 miles northeast of Madrid, Spain). Here, students can study in the areas of Administration, Business Management and Tourism which are adapted to the European and international framework.

About Us



The Research Group of Services for Society (INSERAS) is a unique group of experts in services that, based at the University of Alcalá, brings together researchers from various centers and universities.

Co-VAL is an EU funded project that aims to find new ways of examining the co-creation of value and its integration in order to transform public administration services and processes



The teaching staff is made up of highly qualified experts from the University of Alcalá (Spain), innovation experts from other universities, and outstanding professionals.

Claustro Docente


The Master´s teaching staff are made up of highly qualified experts in innovation from both the University of Alcalá (UAH) and other universities, as well as professionals from the sector.

The UAH is the first university in Spain to receive five stars in QS Stars (*****), the recognized International Quality Accreditation System. The UAH stands out in education, internationalization, employability, infrastructure, innovation, and social commitment.

Luis Rubalcaba


Professor in the Department of Economics and Business Management at the University of Alcalá (Spain), he is a specialist in business innovation, public innovation and social innovation.

He has worked as a civil servant at the World Bank in Washington DC (2013-2016) and at the European Commission in Brussels (2002-2004). He has also been an external advisor to the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations and the OECD.

José Manuel Gómez Pulido


Professor of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Alcalá. Doctor in Computer Engineering.

Specialist in computer project management, implementation of information systems and application of ICTs to companies and public administrations.

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