REAL COLEGIO COMPLUTENSE (RCC)
The URJC and the UAH have both signed collaboration agreements with Real Colegio Complutense (22nd February 2013 and 7th July 2014 respectively), an institution based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to develop exchange projects and programmes with Harvard University, and others in the surrounding area (M.I.T., Boston University, Tufts University, etc.), in the academic and scientific domains. The RCC was established by the Universidad Complutense in collaboration with Harvard University through an agreement on 29-11-1990, and the head office (26 Trowbridge Street, Cambridge, MA) was inaugurated by His Majesty the King of Spain in April 1993. Since then, they have been developing joint research programmes, training Spanish researchers, and developing academic specialisation programmes, through a system of grants and mixed funding support.
The benefit of the URJC and the UAH incorporating as RCC partners is access to all the RCC academic and scientific programmes, and particularly those directly related to the areas of renewable energies, sustainability, and others within the IEC framework, with a specific focus on researcher education. These programmes include, among others, high quality academic training with a “scholarship” fund, long term research visits (3 to 12 months) to Harvard University centres and other associated centres, and short term research visits to prepare joint research projects. The URJC Vice-Rector of Innovation, Scientific Quality, and Research Infrastructures and the IEC Coordinator (also from the URJC) will sit on the governing body of the RCC (Academic Council, RCC).