Universitat Jaume I • Castellón, Spain

Universitat Jaume I, also known as Universidad Jaume I or Jaume I University, is a public university which is located in the city of Castelló de la Pana in Spain. Ever since its founding in 1991, it has been consistently growing and improving and now has a student population of about 14,000. The campus is beautiful and covers 176,000 m². It hosts 4 faculties, as well as research and management buildings. It got its name from Jaume I, who was the king who founded the Kingdom of Valencia. The school offers 31 undergraduate degree programmes, 46 university master’s degree programmes, as well as 16 UJI-specific master’s and 19 specialization courses, and 19 doctorate programmes. The university has a great reputation and takes part in international exchange programmes such as Socrates-Erasmus, Leonard, Tempus and Alfa, as well as some Spanish exchanges, including the Interuniversity Cooperation Programme. Students at Universitat Jaume I appreciate the excellent and innovative teaching methods. The current Rector is Vicent Climent Jordà. Exchange students are welcome- on average 250 students from other countries come to Universitat Jaume I, while 350 decide to spend some abroad at one of the university’s many academic partner institutions. Graduates of the school are likely to find employment within a short period of time – the employment rate in 2013 was 69.50%. The university also has 3,903 signed agreements for work placements so that its students can gain valuable real life work experience during their studies. The internships aren’t mandatory, but are highly encouraged. About 3,200 students were undertaking work placements in 2013. The faculty is made up of highly qualified teaching and research staff, as well as administrative and service staff- the majority of them being women. The lectures are kept small, so that students can get the attention they deserve.

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