CEU San Pablo University yesterday inaugurated its new Faculty of Humanities and Information Sciences building, located on the Moncloa Campus, in the presence of the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida. After almost four years of construction work, the new Faculty’s new headquarters will house around 1,250 students and a hundred of the centre’s professors.
The 14,000m² building incorporates architectural, technological and environmental innovations and is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for student internships. Two television sets and two radio studios, photography laboratories and video and audio editing classrooms have been installed.
The Rector of the University, Rosa Visiedo, stated that the Faculty “has traditionally been one of the flagships of our university because it houses some of the degrees that best express the spirit, the soul of our institution and its origin since the distant times of the School of Journalism, of El Debate, the germ of these studies at our university”.
The Mayor of Madrid, in charge of unveiling the inauguration plaque, defended before the students that “the best way to face the challenges of an increasingly complicated world is to combine the sum of talent and work in the search for excellence. That is precisely what you are going to receive within these walls. You are privileged. Martínez-Almeida recommended the students to assume in a few years “the responsibility of giving back to society the education and opportunities that you have been able to have by studying at an institution like CEU”.
The University’s classrooms facilitate the implementation of Exploria, the teaching innovation programme adapted to the new student profile, which proposes the use of new learning tools and methodologies for the continuous training and assessment of students, their autonomy, the development of projects and teamwork.
This new building, designed by the Nieto Sobejano studio, is also home to the HUB, a multimedia platform where a newsroom made up of students and for students produces written content, podcasts and videos, and which allows students of the Communication degree programmes to begin their professional development.
CEU Universities, for the first time since its creation, has achieved access to the international ranking prepared by the British firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), specialised in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world. In the 2023 edition, only 31 Spanish universities, public and private, of the more than 80 that exist in Spain, have managed to appear in the ranking.