The University of Castilla-La Mancha began Its history dates back to 1985, although it was formally created. through the law of June 30, 1982, the result of political autonomy and the collective desire expressed by the Castilian-La Mancha society and shared by the regional Government.
Since its inception, it was born as a factor of territorial and social cohesion, with a clear objective ahead: to act as a fundamental piece for the economic, social, cultural and technological development of the Autonomous Community, providing answers to your present and future needs.
In 1982, Professor Javier de Cárdenas y Chávarri was appointed president of the Management Commission in charge of launching the University of Castilla-La Mancha. A year later, and until 1988, this position would be held by Professor Isidro Ramos Salavert, currently Honorary Rector of the academic institution and since this date it has been held by Professor Luis Arroyo. Shoemaker. He is succeeded by Professor Ernesto Martínez Ataz, who agreed to He took office in 2003 and held it until December 2011. Currently, Professor Miguel Ángel Collado Yurrita exercises this responsibility, after the elections were held in November 2011. When this project becomes a reality, they are integrated into the same institution the different existing centers in the region.
Since then, it has facilitated young people's access to higher education and energized the life of the cities in which its four campuses are located: Ciudad Real, where the headquarters of its rectorate is located, Albacete, Cuenca and Toledo.
Currently his teachings also extend to the towns of Almadén and Talavera de la Reina. In this process, the regional University has been evolving, going from the 5,570 students with which it began to its journey, to the more than 30,000 it currently has; from the 307 teachers at the beginning to the almost 2,400 who teach today; from a budget of just over 6 million euros for its first opening course, to the almost 247 million euros it manages 30 years later.
The University of Castilla-La Mancha has a Technology Park dedicated to research and scientific and cultural development of the Institution, in addition to having the Institute for Regional Development (IDR ) of the autonomous community of Castilian-La Mancha.