Originally beginning in 1985, the University of Castilla- la Mancha was officially created on 30th June 1982 in the eyes of law. It was born out of the result of the autonomy policy and the collective desire portrayed by the Castilla- La Mancha society that was dispensed by the regional government.
The University of Castilla-La Mancha was recognized by the General Secretary of Universities, with a rating of “Campus of International Excellence” on October 27th, 2011, for its project CYTEMA: An Energy and Environmental Science and Technology Campus. UCLM provides a plethora of courses in various Spanish cities, namely, Toledo, Albacete, Cuenca, Talavera de la Reina, Ciudad Real and Almadén.The campus administration is totally decentralised and its governing body is situated in the city of Ciudad Real.
The Albacete campus comprises the faculties of Medicine, Business Sciences, Economics, Law and humanities. Further, the Ciudad Campus is home to major Science Faculties including, Civil Engineering, Technology, Law, Social Sciences, amongst others. The Cuenca campus hosts faculties of Social Sciences, Fine Art, Educational Sciences and Humanities while Toledo is home to the faculties of Environment Science, Sports Science, Physiotherapy etc. The university centre of Talavera de la Reina provides programs on Teacher Training and Industrial Technical Engineering, amongst others.
The campuses of Cuenca and Toledo are landmarks of the world heritage sites and have adapted their structures to suit the environment while indulging in architectural preservation. The renovations that took place in the buildings of Cuenco and Toledo utilized conventional and renewable energy sources as per the energy efficiency criteria.