he creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technique, and culture are the essential functions of the university, which must also see to the spreading of different cultural expressions by means of university extension. The prominence of the university in this task is justified to a large extent as culture can be considered as being the totality of knowledge that enables the development of critical thinking, of reasoning, logic, reflexion, the same thought processes which allowed the university itself to come into existence.

This cultural mission is understood at the University of Castilla-La Mancha from the perspective of stirring up culture itself, sport, university extension and the publication of reference works.