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The Faculty

Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Technologies


The Faculty of Chemical Sciences &Technologies of Ciudad Real began its teaching and research activity in October 1985, because of the creation of the University of Castilla-La Mancha. In that moment, a previously existing satellite center of University Complutense (so-called Colegio Universitario) was integrated in the new University and the part related to Chemical Sciences was renamed as Faculty of Chemical Sciences in the new institution. That previous satellite was founded in 1973 and did not offer the complete undergraduate program in Chemistry but only three years of the former Bachelor's Degree (equivalent to an undergraduate program), being necessary to complete the full program in Madrid.


Deans who have been in charge of the Faculty:

Prof. Dr. D. Enrique Díez Barra (1985-1988).

Prof. Dr. D. José Antonio Murillo Pulgarín (1988-1991).

Prof. Dr. D. Juan José Berzas Nevado (1991-1997).

Prof. Dr. D. Antonio Fermín Antiñolo García (1997-2009).

Prof. Dr. D. Ángel Ríos Castro (2009-2021).

Prof. Dr. D. Manuel Andrés Rodrigo Rodrigo (since 2021)


Most relevant milestones:

In the period 1985-1988 the first long-cycle five-year Curriculum in Chemical Sciences (3+2) was elaborated with two specialties in the second cycle (equivalent to a post-graduation program): Fundamental Chemistry and Agri-food Chemistry. In this Plan, a considerable number of elective courses were offered. The students had to take and pass a total of 360 credits to get the diploma.

In addition, at this stage, young doctors from different universities were incorporated through public calls. These new faculties contributed to develop the first research groups in different areas of knowledge. The implementation of the second cycle allowed the incorporation of the first Full Professors, and the integration of many postdocs as Associate Professors.

In 1988, the first university department was created (Department of Chemistry), joining all the faculties of the areas Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Food Science &Technology, not only of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences but of the entire University of Castilla-La Mancha. Professor Ernesto Martínez Ataz was the first Head of this department. In 1990, this department was subdivided into the current ones, that still have their administrative offices in the Faculty: Chemical Engineering, Analytical Chemistry and Food Technology, Physical Chemistry, and Inorganic& Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry. At this stage, the academic portfolio of the Faculty was also expanded, with the implementation of the specialty of Chemical Engineering in the second cycle. Likewise, the construction of a new building (San Alberto Magno) was approved, and the building works began, under the supervision of the Architect Mr. Fernández Alba and were concluded in 1992. Then, the headquarters of the Faculty moved from the former building to the San Alberto Magno Building in the academic year  1992-1993, and this new building was officially inaugurated on March 15, 1993 by the Minister of Education and Science of the Spanish Goverment D. Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (former professor of Organic Chemistry of the former University Complutense satellite delegation).

During the period 1991-1997 the Faculty of Chemical Sciences was consolidated and the teaching activies were not only carried out in the new San Alberto Magno building, but also in a new common building, plenty of lecture rooms (Juan de Mariana Building).  The changes in the regulations with the publication of the R.D. of Reform of Curricula allowed to undertake transcendental changes for our Faculty. Thus, the specialty of Agri-food Chemistry was transformed into the degree program (long cycle equivalent to undergraduate and master) in Food Science and Technology (first graduates in 1996), the specialty of Fundamental Chemistry into the degree program in Chemistry (first graduates in 1997) and that of Chemical Engineering in the degree program in Chemical Engineering (first graduates in 1998). The contents in this portfolio of academic programs were modified again in 1999.

During the academic year 2003-2004, the adaptation of the curricula to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) began, with the development of pilot plans for the different academic programs of the Faculty, which incorporated new aspects of teaching innovation. These experiences facilitated the design of the curricula adapted to R.D. 1393/2007, which took place in the period 2007-2008 and which made possible the verification by ANECA of the undergraduate and master programs of our Faculty, which were subsequently approved by the Council of Universities. In the academic year 2010-2011, the new undergraduate and master's programs were implemented.

At the beginning of 2011, as a result of an internal debate, it was decided and approved by the Faculty Board the modification of the name of the Center from the former “Faculty of Chemical Sciences” to “Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Technologies", which was subsequently ratified by the Governing Council of the UCLM and definitively approved by Decree 68/2012 of the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla – La Mancha.

During the academic year 2012-2013 the adaptation of the doctoral programs of the Faculty to the R.D. 99/2011 took place, in coherence with the structure of university education within the framework of the EHEA, which were verified and implemented from 2013.

In recent years, the Faculty has undergone a considerable growth, currently using 4 buildings: San Alberto Magno, Francisco Fernández Iparraguirre (now renamed as Margarita Salas), Enrique Costa Novella and Marie Curie. This has been necessary because of the increase in human, material, and infrastructure resources.

At present, the Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Technologies of the UCLM is a reference center, both for its history and for its teaching quality, research excellence and its capacity for technology transfer. Likewise, for its magnificent relations with the secondary and Vocational Training centers, and its close relationship with the productive and business sectors. This website that you visit has plenty of information about all these activities made in the Faculty.


Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías Químicas

Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

Av. Camilo José Cela, 10 - 13005 Ciudad Real. SPAIN

Phone: 926 295 370


1. Professionals with a clear focus on the future

The concern for an education of excellence has made the Faculty to become a pioneer in the application of new teaching methodologies, always worrying about increasing the skills that graduates acquire during their training, and offering state-of-the-art teaching equipment both, in the computer aspect, and in the scientific-technical infrastructures that are handled in the numerous practical activities contained in the different academic programs.

An important added-value to training is student mobility. That is why our students have the option of complementing their training in important European universities, allowing more than fifty students to join this initiative every year.

It is also noteworthy the wide catalog of more than 100 companies and institutions that the student can select to go through their first industrial training experience.

The center has been training professionals of the highest qualification for more than thirty years. Industries, official institutions, and educational institutions have in their staff numerous professionals graduated from the different academic programs offered by the Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Technologies.


2. Research, Development, and Innovation


Probably the field in which the Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Technologies stands out most clearly is in research and technological innovation. The teaching staff is immersed in a culture of scientific-technological excellence.


The interaction between this center and society contributes to the development of the industrial fabric of Castilla-La Mancha, as a direct consequence of the technological assistance that faculties provide to companies, a situation that is reflected in the numerous research contracts that are usually carried out annually in the center.

Few schools can boast of having had in their staff professors awarded with the Principe de Asturias award. Many scientists of our faculty have been recognized with European, national and regional awards. Scientific production makes chemical science and technology the most valued disciplines of our University within the international context.

For all these reasons, we want to invite you to come and meet us and feel proud, as we feel, of your Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Technologies of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.



The Faculty of Chemical Sciences & Technologies of Ciudad Real is a national and international benchmark in Training, Research and Innovation.


Our Laboratories and Scientific and Teaching Facilities are first class. We are the largest research center in the region, with a fundraising and an activity that doubles that of the next center

Our teaching is truly personalized. We have introductory courses for newly recruited students. And we carry out real internship programs in companies, industries and organizations throughout the region and the national territory, as well as international exchange programs.


And why in Ciudad Real?

Access to sports facilities and numerous extra-academic activities (sports, cultural, etc.)


Our faculty is young, dynamic, and with a personalized service is all aspects.


In Ciudad Real you can enjoy a better quality of life, especially for university students, much more competitive in terms of cost and with a wide variety of leisure offers.


We are also very well connected to the rest of the country through all kinds of infrastructures: high-speed train, bus, airport and highways.


4. Undergraduate program in Chemistry

The chemist is a professional, scientist and researcher, whose functions range from the study of new products and materials, and the analysis of their properties and their transformations, to the design of their preparation methods.

It is impossible to understand our world without the benefits of Chemistry in the development of pharmaceutical products, perfumes, plastics, dyes, fertilizers, paints, soaps, artificial fibers, among others.


Chemists are professionals that achieve great success and social recognition. The chemical graduate ranks number 10 in jobs at national level (Source: Infoempleo.com, April 2010) having access to numerous labor fields:

Develop research work in public (e.g. CSIC) or private research centres (e.g. pharmaceutical companies).

Reach positions of responsibility in production tasks in chemical, electronic, agri-food or automotive industrial plants.

Work for official agencies responsible for security (Scientific Police), public health (analysis laboratories in hospitals) or quality control.

Perform teaching tasks in university or secondary education centers.


Chemistry is a science committed to society, it allows you to research, create and discover new products and materials that solve problems of primary importance for humankind and its environment such as pollution, alternative sources of energy, or the search for medicines.


5. Undergraduate program in in Chemical Engineering

The Chemical Engineer is the professional who is responsible for the realization on an industrial scale of chemical transformations capable to improve the quality of life and is, at the same time, an expert in processes related to energy and the environment.


It is responsible for the research and production of fuels, cosmetics, medicines, cleaning products, plastics, etc.

In addition, Chemical Engineering is one of the few engineering programs that has international recognition, being the highest paid technological profession in most EU countries and in the USA.


Learn with this degree to:

Design, operate and optimize industrial processes


Manage and direct chemical, environmental, energy, pharmaceutical plants, etc.


Direct R&D&I in chemical, environmental, energy, pharmaceutical technology, etc.


Improve existing processes currently in the industry and develop innovative technologies.


Advising on the environment and inventing the energy of the future?

Your future


Chemical Engineering has a practically 100% rate of employment.


Versatile and multidisciplinary training oriented towards employment in the productive sector, in R & D and in the energy and environmental fields.


Training in the most advanced technologies. Work in a sector in continuous growth.


6. Undergraduate program in Food Science and Technology

The Food Scientist and technologist can work in any food-related company in positions related to management, R&D, quality control and food and health. Graduates in Food Science and Technology are occupying positions of great responsibility in the direction and management of companies in the food sector, both nationally and internationally with a employment insertion rate of 100%.


With this degree you can work in:


Quality management and control in the Food Industry.


Food biotechnology.


Design of new foods (functional, organic, and dietary) and their relationship with health.

Legal, scientific, and technical advice in the food sector.


Research and development of products and processes in laboratories and industries.


Dietetics and Nutrition.


Nutritional education or Teaching (secondary and university).


The programs in Food Science and Technology will give you a multidisciplinary training in which you will apply the knowledge of chemistry, biology, technology and health to the design and production of safer, healthier and more nutritious foods demanded by today's society.


7. The Third cycle in the Faculty.

Once you have finished your undergraduate studies, we offer four official master's degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area where you can continue your training at a higher level in each of our three profiles. We also offered several PhD programs adapted to the European Higher Education Area.

Official University Master's Programs.


Master in Chemistry.


Master in Chemical Engineering.


Master in Innovation and development of quality food.


Master in Viticulture, Enology and Wine Marketing (Studies shared with the Higher Technical School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineers of Albacete and the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineers of Ciudad Real).


Other Master programs.


Master in Advanced Laboratory Management: Quality, Environment and Safety.


Official Doctorates adapted to the EHEA.


PhD in Chemistry


PhD in Sustainable Chemistry.


PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering.


PhD in Enology, Viticulture and Sustainability