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The University Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) is one of six public universities in Madrid. The other five are Complutense, Carlos III, Politécnica, Alcalá, and Autónoma.
URJC’s name is a tribute to King Juan Carlos I. The university was founded on July 8, 1996, with the Latin motto “Non Nova Sed Nove” ("No new things, but a new way"). URJC is the third largest public university in the region, with approximately 33,000 students total on four campuses.
The Vicálvaro campus is the center of law and social studies, including language studies, journalism, economics, and a variety of other majors. The campus was founded in 1998.