University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) was founded in 1982. It has a special focus on internationalization. The Department of Computing Systems (CS) at UCLM offers CS and CE courses in English. Within the Degree curriculum, the student has the possibility to carry out a set of practices with industrial partners, most of them developing their business based on Open Source. Furthermore, the Computing Systems Dept. develops its research activity at the Albacete Research Institute of Informatics (I3A), dealing with a wide range of research areas: robotics, cognitive systems, high performance computing, computer networks, sensor networks, software engineering, data mining, artificial intelligence and artificial vision, etc. The I3A belongs to the Albacete Technological and Scientific Park (PCyTA). The PCyTA hosts the Excelence Center for Open Source Software. The CS department has over 600 students and about 65 faculty members. It offers bachelor, master, and joint doctorate degrees.
Faculty of UCLM - CS have diverse backgrounds in Open Source Software and its application in industry. As one of the European partners, UCLM will contribute to the objectives of the project in terms of OSS expertise, partnership with industry, and research on professional learning. UCLM will help in developing OSS material, partnership model, and will also support in the design and delivery of the Professional diploma teaching and learning building on its experience. UCLM will participate in all project activities, and will support delivery of OSS learning resources to the society at large. Its leading role will be in WP.3: Building technology centers, as well as in tasks: 3.1, 3.2 (Technology Center), and 5.2 (Partnership model).