Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia UNED, founded in 1972, is the only university run by central government of Spain located in Madrid, Spain. UNED, one of the largest universities in Europe, is a distance learning and research university. UNED present in 13 countries including America, Africa, Europe and all the Autonomous Communities of Spain. There are 61 Associated Centers of university in spain. University use most advanced teaching technologies for educating students.
Headquarters of the university are present in Madrid, Spain. Alejandro Tiana Ferrer is the rector of the university. It contains 2 technical collegesUniversity provides 27 bachelor´s degrees, 76 master's degrees, 19 doctoral programs, 4 general diplomas and 5 technical engineering diplomas and 18 licentiate degrees and 3 advanced engineering degrees. Notable academics of the university are Ana María Vázquez Hoys, José Mira Mira, Ramon Sainero, Paco Vidarte, César Alierta, Javier Paniagua Fuentes, Juan Manuel Rozas, Vicenç Mateu Zamora, Enrique Fuentes Quintana, Alfonso Vallejo, Josep Casadevall, José María Moreno, Agustín García-Gasco Vicente, Ángel Ballesteros Gallardo, Gustavo Fuertes, Domingo Vega de la Rosa, Trinidad Jiménez and Vicente Gimeno Sendra.
There are separate courses for students depending on their age. University offers 600 Life Long Learning courses, more than 900 University extension courses and UNED Senior course for people over the age of 55. University has more than 100 extensions and classrooms for tutoring and proctoring of in-person exams. In 2012, budget of university was €230 million. Administrative staff of the university was 12,782 and 260,079 is the count students, out of which 178,601 were Undergraduates and 7,405 were Postgraduates. Currently there are more than 205000 students are studying there, which is the largest student population in Spain.
Regulation for the recognition of research groups were Approved in the Governing Council of May 4, 2011. Various funded Research projects in the field of human Sciences, social Sciences, experimental sciences etc. In 2007, Enrique Teso Villar was funded for work on Organocatalysis and Asymmetric Organometallic Catalysis: Non-conventional polyclinic ligands in CC bond formation reactions. Research insitutes of the university are General Institute Gutiérrez Mellado and University Research Institute for Internal Security (IUISI)