Welcome from the Dean

The School of Communication of the Complutense University of Madrid is proud to host the IAMCR Conference, which will be held from 7 to 11 July, 2019.

Our School has pioneered the teaching of communication in Spain and aspires to be a reference not only in terms of prestige and quality but also of innovation. It was created in 1971 and, since 1974, its home has been one of the landmark buildings of Madrid, an example of European brutalist architecture; facilities have been renovated and include television studios, radio stations, multimedia lecture theaters, digital cameras and host of other technical media available to students.

The School teaches courses in Audio Visual Communication, Journalism and Advertising and Public Relations at both graduate and post-graduate level, many of which, according to acknowledged rankings, are among the best in Europe.

Throughout its 48 years of history, over 60,000 professionals have studied in our lecture halls; today they are now cinema directors, producers, advertising experts, communications managers or occupy other relevant posts in the communication sector.

Our School has the largest number of students in the area of Communication in Spain with over 6,000 students, taught by a 250 strong team of faculty. For all of us, it is with great pride that we welcome the 2019 IAMCR Conference, the core theme  of which is Communication, technology and human dignity”.

The program of the conference includes over 32 thematic sections and working groups, in addition to pre- and post-conference scientific activities, and a wide range of cultural activities.

I sincerely wish you a most enjoyable stay at our School and in the city of Madrid: we extend our warmest welcome to you all.

¡Bienvenidos a Madrid!