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Universitdad Complutense was founded by Cardinal Cisneros in the ancient town of Complutum, the present day Alcalá de Henares, by a Papal Bull granted by Pope Alexander VI in 1499. Later, in 1927, a university campus was planned in the Moncloa area on land granted for this purpose by Alfonso XIII. In 1970 the Government embarked on a reform of higher education and the Central University was renamed Universidad Complutense, in reference to its origins. At the same time the Somosaguas campus was created to house most of the Social Science faculties and provide more space on the Moncloa campus. Today it is the largest university in Spain with some 90,000 students and 7,000 teaching and research staff. The university is centrally located in Madrid.