The UCLM is recognized as a transparent university

According to the “Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (FCyT)”, the UCLM progresses 27 positions in a year

The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has advanced significantly in the university transparency report published by the “Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (FCyT)” (according to the Spanish acronym) from the 38th to 11th position, being placed among the transparent universities in just one year.

The University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) is among the fourteen most transparent universities in the Spanish University System, according to the criteria of the “Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (FCyT)”. This organization has published the report Transparency Evaluation 2014, an analysis of 49 public universities and 26 private, respectively that includes a transparency ranking based on the information provided in terms of staff, government, academic offer and demand, students or economic management through their websites.

The report stablishes three classification levels according to the compliance degree with its requirements, qualifying the universities as transparent, translucent or opaque. The University of Castilla-La Mancha has gone from opaque to transparent in just one year, positioning in the leading group at the 11th position of a total of 49 Spanish public universities. As shown in the Transparency Evaluation 2014, the UCLM has improved in nine of the 26 analyzed parameters: mission, strategic plan, information on the salary staff bands, enrollment requests, financial statements (evaluation and income statement), explicative accountability memorandum, audit report, rankings results and employability. In addition, the UCLM maintains a positive assessment in other twelve analyzed parameters.

The UCLM progress is higher than in most of the public universities, according to the foundation responsible for the report, which highlights the advance in the indicators relating to the publication of the salary bands, as well as the annual offer and demand of the different degrees and qualifications, where the increases at a general level are 27 and 23%, respectively. As for the overall performance, it is remarkable the advances in the students’ satisfaction and employability data, with 21 more percentage points than in 2013, reaching the 49% compliance. Additionally, the information published by the universities on the employability degree of its students was evaluated for the first time in last year’s report.

Altogether, 33% of public universities are classified in the transparency group whereas the 47% are recognized as translucent, still less (20%) that make up the opaque group.

The “Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (FCyT)”was incorporated in 2007 by a group of professionals from the business world, academia and the nonprofit sector in order to strengthen the society’s reliability on institutions promoting good governance, transparency and accountability of their activities.

Press Release Office, UCLM. Ciudad Real, October 29th 2015.

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