Universidad del Zulia - LUZ • Maracaibo, Venezuela
The University of Zulia, also known as LUZ, is located in the beautiful city Maracaibo in Venezuela. It is one the largest and most popular universities in the country. The university's roots can be traced back to 1891 when the Federal College of Maracaibo was turned into the University of Zulia. Today, the school has three campuses, two of those are in Zulia Stated and the other is in the city of Punto Fijo, which is located in Falcón State. The university is a scientific-educational institution. It was built on strong principles such as ethics, justice, freedom and autonomy, in order to present students with an outstanding training that will give them the skills needed to succeed in their professional and personal life. Universidad del Zulia offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes, in a variety of subjects, including Agronomy, Architecture, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Dance, and many, many, more. The school has highly qualified academic and administrative staff. At the moment, about 75,000 students are enrolled in programmes at LUZ. 148 students come from outside of Venezuela. The university is spread across 11 faculties. It is made up of 27 schools and has over 100 graduate programmes, that prepare its students for 56 different careers. The 4,000 professors that are teaching at LUZ are top-notch academics and industry professionals, eager to pass on their knowledge and give students valuable insights into their chosen fields of expertise. The learning environment is excellent. The campus has modern, state-of-the-art facilities, and the school owns a corporation of institutional means (such as LUZ Periódico, LUZ Radio, Teveluz, LUZ Web and LUZ AdN). Internships and study abroad experiences are encouraged so that the students can gain skills that are needed in their future careers. The alumni network is large, and notable alumni include Oswaldo Álvarez Paz (Venezuelan politician) and Adriana Cristina Vasini Sánchez (model).