The Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI) is a public higher education and research centre, founded in 1991. It currently offers 31 undergraduate degrees, 40 official postgraduate masters degrees, 9 UJI-specific masters degrees and 26 specialisation courses. The UJI has more than 1290 lecturers and approximately 14,000 students. 2,000 projects and contracts for research, innovation and development. More than 300 cooperation agreements with foreign universities and higher education centres.
Castelló is the capital of the province of the same name, a quiet, accessible Mediterranean city of nearly 200,000 inhabitants in which you can move from one end to another in minutes. Castelló: town and surroundings Castelló de la Plana
Castelló is situated 65 km north of Valencia and 285 km south of Barcelona. It is a pleasant, sunlit town lying between the Desert de les Palmes hills and the Mediterranean Sea with a pleasant temperature of around 27 ºC in the summer and 18 ºC in the winter. Castelló: town and surroundings
Surroundings The province of Castelló is a blend of seaside and mountain landscapes. Along the coast, the landscape combines large areas of orange groves with 120 km of excellent beaches. Inland, the scenery changes dramatically. The province of Castelló is the second most mountainous in Spain and its inland areas have a rich cultural, historical and landscape heritage. Castelló: town and surroundings
The nearest airport is Manises, in Valencia (60km). There are several trains between Castelló and the big cities like: Valencia (55min), Alicante (2,35hrs), Barcelona (2,15hrs) or Madrid (3hrs) with various departures every day. Connections The city of Castelló is well connected by road and rail to other important towns and cities around Spain and Europe.
The campus in the city The campus is located very near the city centre and is less than 5 minutes from the bus station and the train station for local and long distance connections. The citys structure and size allow easy movement from one place to another on foot, by bicycle, by bus network or by TRAM (ecological city transport). The campus
The UJI, a single-campus University The UJI offers all its state-regulated courses on a modern campus, designed as a single unit, bringing together the most up-to-date academic, research, cultural and social facilities.
The campus, covering 176,000 m 2 has 4 faculties and many research and management buildings designed around a central 13,000 m 2 garden area. It is a green, sustainable campus that promotes the use of renewable energies, with recycling points for the recovery of waste materials. Throughout the campus, access has been incorporated for people with disabilities, with no architectural barriers to hinder their movement. The campus
Official languages The UJIs mother tongue is Catalan, but both Catalan and Spanish are used in academic teaching, and students are free to choose which language they want to express themselves in. Overall, around 21% of undergraduate classes, 13% of masters classes and 9% of PhD programme classes are in Catalan. Lectures in the masters courses are usually in Spanish because many of our students are from overseas. Teaching in English Three high performance student groups, called ARA, are taught in English in the degrees of Business, Engineering in Industrial Technologies and Psychology. Five masters degrees are taught entirely in English.
The campus Student flats and apartments In Spain, students very often share a flat. INFOCAMPUS at the University offers information about flats or rooms to let and flat-sharing through the Accommodation Directory. Accommodation with families (Family Programme) A convenient option designed for foreign students, which usually includes accommodation and meals, but also tends to be slightly more expensive. Solidarity Programmes -Pisos solidaris programme. Rent free in exchange for a few hours a week of voluntary social work. -Viure i conviure programme. Students share elderly citizens homes More information at: www.incoming.uji.eswww.incoming.uji.es Accommodation Campus University Hall of Residence 250 single rooms on the University campus
Outstanding services Library Located in one building, the library has a range of spaces and equipment adapted to different modes of study and research. Students enrolled in the UJI have access to almost 300,000 volumes in the library, open 24 hours a day during exam periods and including: The Media centre, with DVD films, music CDs and open source software for loan. A free laptop and digital camera loan service Study rooms for group work Computer rooms, with 150 computers with free Internet access The Self-Access Language Centre (CAL) Interlibrary loan European Documentation Centre... The campus
Self- Access Language Centre (CAL) The CAL offers an excellent opportunity for students to develop their own skills in the study of languages. It is equipped with facilities and materials (such as computers, audiovisual and bibliographical resources) classified by topic and level, and structured in such a way that students can learn independently or with the help of a language advisor. The CAL organises courses in Catalan and Spanish for foreigners, and in German, English, French, Italian and Romanian for the entire community. Conversation groups and pairs are also organised so students can practice and improve their oral skills. A group of qualified advisors is available to guide students in the process. The campus
Sports Centre The Universitat Jaume I has an area of over 95,000 m2 of sports facilities: outdoor spaces, indoor pool, sports pavilion and a rackets area (tennis, paddle). The sports service offers over 80 different sports, 75% of them on the campus at a highly reduced price for students. The centre also organises university championships and makes its facilities and sports equipment available to all the university community. The campus
Multimedia classrooms The classrooms on the UJI campus are equipped with the latest technology for teaching. Lecturers can use audiovisual equipment and media to facilitate the teaching-learning process. New technologies The UJI is a pioneer in the use of new technologies: 100% multimedia classrooms, a ratio of 1 computer for every 2 students, free wi-fi access on campus, numerous computer labs, loan of laptops and video cameras, etc. The campus
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION HIGHER QUALITY IN EDUCATION
Higher quality in education The UJIs declaration on Quality Policies states that its objective is to be an excellent university in the fields of teaching, research and management, in accordance with the philosophy of total quality and, more specifically, in agreement with the criteria established by the European Foundation for Quality Management. European Gold Seal of Excellence 500+ (EFQM) 2010 Quality Management System UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2000 The library is certified as complying with the ISO 9001:2000 standard and was the first Spanish Public Library to receive certification from AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification) together with the Sports Service.
Research projects The UJI is the sixth-ranked Spanish university for R&D projects per tenured academic staff member. The UJI has 159 research groups with a high scientific output: 288 research projects and more than 578 ongoing R&D contracts with companies in 2012. Research is promoted through the implementation of world-leading R&D programmes: centres such as the Institute of Ceramics Technology, the Institute for Pesticides and Water resources, the ESPAITEC and the scheme to set up a State network of logistics platforms commissioned by the Spanish Ministry of Public Works have become a reference in this area. Research and innovation
Research & Development The UJI is among the first universities in Spain in obtaining external resources for research and development per teacher. Promoting industrial innovation and R&D under a plan worth over 600,000, has encouraged the creation a network service (Xarxa de serveis), a set of services for the promotion of scientific and technological work in local businesses. In collaboration with the mobility support services of the seven universities in the Valencian Community, the network of Valencian universities for the promotion of research, development and innovation (RUVID) can provide information and advice to foreign researchers who move to Castelló to conduct research.
Business Administration Criminology and Security Audiovisual Communication Law Economics Finance and Accounting Early Childhood Education Primary Education Journalism Advertising and Public Relations Labour Relations and Human Resources Tourism Public Management and Administration English Studies History and Heritage Humanities: Intercultural Studies Translation and Interpreting Agri-food and Rural Environment Engineering Industrial Design and Product Development Engineering Electrical Engineering Building Engineering Engineering in Industrial Technologies Computer Engineering Mechanical Engineering Chemical Engineering Computational Mathematics Video Game Design and Development Nursing Medicine Psychology Chemistry Social and Legal SciencesEngineering and Architecture Arts and Humanities Health Sciences Sciences Undergraduate courses 2013 / 2014 Undergraduate courses
Undergraduate courses 2013 / 2014 Undergraduate courses Journalism + Audiovisual Communication Advertising and Public Relations + Journalism Audiovisual Communication + Advertising and Public Relations Humanities: Intercultural Studies + History and Heritage Telematics Engineering + Computer Engineering Double Degrees
Undergraduate courses 2013 / 2014 Undergraduate courses International Double Degrees EURINSA and EURUJI: 2 year European First Cycle in Industrial Engineering and are both studied at the INSA in Lyon, France and at the UJI. The following double degree agreements have been signed: Business Administration and Management / Business Studies (UJI) & Laurea un Economia Aziendale, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy. Bachelor of International Business and Management, Hochschule Bochum, Germany. Licence/master in Sciences Economiques et Gestion, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France Laurea in Economia e Marketing Internazionale, Facoltà di Economia de la Università degli Studi di Mode Building Engineering (UJI) & Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management. VIA University College, Denmark.
Masters degrees The UJI offers 40 masters degrees in the areas of humanities and social sciences, law and business, health sciences and technology and experimental sciences. All are adapted to the new European Higher Education Area (EHEA), leading to the official master and providing access to doctoral programmes. Masters degrees
Masters degrees 2013 / 2014 Training in Intercultural Communication and Language Teaching (CIEL) English Language for International Trade English Language Teaching and Acquisition in Multilingual Context (MELACOM) Ethics and Democracy History of Art and Visual Culture History and Hispanic Identities in the Western Mediterranean (15th-19th Centuries) Human and Social Sciences Area Masters degrees
Masters degrees 2013 / 2014 Translation and Interpretation Research Applied Research in Feminist, Gender and Citizenship Studies New Trends and Innovation Processes in Communication Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language School Teaching Medical and Health Translation Peace, Conflict and Development Studies Human and Social Sciences Area Masters degrees
Nursing Sciences Work Psychology, Organisational Psychology and Human Resources Psychopathology, Health and Neuropsychology Psychopedagogy Psychosocial Rehabilitation in Community Mental Health Family Intervention and Mediation Health Sciences Area Masters degrees 2013 / 2014 Masters degrees
Lawyer´s Practice Development Cooperation Quality Management Financial Management and Advanced Accountancy Equality and Gender in the Public and Private Domains Marketing and Market Research The Criminal Justice System Legal Representative Practice Sustainability and Social Corporate Responsibility Law, Economics and Business Area Masters degrees 2013 / 2014 Masters degrees
Ceramic Materials Science, Technology and Applications Design and Manufacture Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Industrial Plants and Buildings Applied Physics Computational Mathematics Occupational Risk Prevention Technology and Experimental Sciences Area Masters degrees 2013 / 2014 Masters degrees
Technology and Experimental Sciences Area Integrated Crop Protection Applied Chemistry and Pharmacology Sustainable Chemistry Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modeling (Erasmus Mundus) Intelligent Systems Applied Chromatographic Techniques Geospatial Technologies (Erasmus Mundus) Masters degrees 2013 / 2014 Masters degrees
Company Experience Placements Masters degrees All students following undergraduate and degree programmes undertake a practical experience placement in a company. The UJI has more than 3,400 interns and cooperating partners with a growing number of agreements signed every year. In 2010, 35.4% of graduates started to work immediately in the company where they had done their placement. The UJI is the top Valencian public university in terms of graduate employment, according to the Valencian Regional Government.
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