28 January 2019 – La Vanguardia
The Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) announced today the construction of two new lecture halls, on its campuses in Aranjuez and Fuenlabrada, as well as the construction of two new halls of residence for students during the course of 2019, which will be located in the towns of Fuenlabrada and Móstoles.
The news was announced this morning by the rector of the university, Javier Ramos, during a speech (…) in which he highlighted that the new facilities “will benefit the more than 46,000 students at this public university in Madrid”.
Ramos explained that building work has already started on the new lecture hall on the Aranjuez campus – and that it will be followed soon by another new lecture hall on the Fuenlabrada campus. He added that, during the course of this year, work will also start on the construction of two halls of residence, one in Fuenlabrada and one in Móstoles.
Moreover, the rector revealed that work is also being performed on projects to construct new buildings on the Móstoles and Alcorcón campuses, as well as to renovate the property that the university recently acquired on Calle de Buen Suceso in Madrid (…).
Ramos reiterated that the URJC is positioned “at the forefront of research”, citing data from the Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE), which “places the URJC as the third university in Spain, due to the impact of its publications, based on citations from its scientific articles, with a score of 68.5 out of 100)” (…).
Original story: La Vanguardia
Translation: Carmel Drake