University of Puerto Rico
Overview
 
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the state university system
State university system
A state university system in the United States is a group of public universities supported by an individual state, or a similar entity such as the District of Columbia. These systems constitute the majority of public-funded universities in the country...

 of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

. The system consists of 11 campuses and has approximately 64,511 students and 5,300 faculty members. UPR has the largest and most diverse academic offerings in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

, with 472 academic programs and 32 doctoral program
Doctorate
A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that in most countries refers to a class of degrees which qualify the holder to teach in a specific field, A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that in most countries refers to a class of degrees which qualify the holder...

s.
In 1900, at Fajardo, the "Escuela Normal Industrial" (normal school
Normal school
A normal school is a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Its purpose is to establish teaching standards or norms, hence its name...

) was established as the first higher education center in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

.
Encyclopedia
The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) is the state university system
State university system
A state university system in the United States is a group of public universities supported by an individual state, or a similar entity such as the District of Columbia. These systems constitute the majority of public-funded universities in the country...

 of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

. The system consists of 11 campuses and has approximately 64,511 students and 5,300 faculty members. UPR has the largest and most diverse academic offerings in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
Caribbean
The Caribbean is a crescent-shaped group of islands more than 2,000 miles long separating the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, to the west and south, from the Atlantic Ocean, to the east and north...

, with 472 academic programs and 32 doctoral program
Doctorate
A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that in most countries refers to a class of degrees which qualify the holder to teach in a specific field, A doctorate is an academic degree or professional degree that in most countries refers to a class of degrees which qualify the holder...

s.

History

In 1900, at Fajardo, the "Escuela Normal Industrial" (normal school
Normal school
A normal school is a school created to train high school graduates to be teachers. Its purpose is to establish teaching standards or norms, hence its name...

) was established as the first higher education center in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico , officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico , is an unincorporated territory of the United States, located in the northeastern Caribbean, east of the Dominican Republic and west of both the United States Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.Puerto Rico comprises an...

. Its initial enrollment was only 20 students and 5 professors. The following year it was moved to Rio Piedras. On March 12, 1903, a law was passed which officially created the University of Puerto Rico. That same day, the "Escuela Normal" was proclaimed as the first department of the University of Puerto Rico.

In 1908, the United States government
Federal government of the United States
The federal government of the United States is the national government of the constitutional republic of fifty states that is the United States of America. The federal government comprises three distinct branches of government: a legislative, an executive and a judiciary. These branches and...

 extended financial aid to the University of Puerto Rico as part of the Morill Act, thus making UPR a land-grant university
Land-grant university
Land-grant universities are institutions of higher education in the United States designated by each state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890....

. From these new funds, another campus, "El Colegio de Agricultura," was established in 1911 at Mayagüez
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Mayagüez is the eighth-largest municipality of Puerto Rico. Originally founded as "Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria" it is also known as "La Sultana del Oeste" , "Ciudad de las Aguas Puras" , or "Ciudad del Mangó"...

. One year later, its name was changed to College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts or "Colegio de Agricultura y Artes Mecánicas" (CAAM).

In 1913 the departments of Law
Law
Law is a system of rules and guidelines which are enforced through social institutions to govern behavior, wherever possible. It shapes politics, economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus...

 and Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs...

 were established in Rio Piedras.

In 1918 The University High School
University High School (San Juan)
"UHS" or the University High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico is a teaching facility operated by the Faculty of Education of the University of Puerto Rico. Located on University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, it provides education to approximately 600 students from 7th to 12th grade...

 (UHS) was funded to provide clinical experience and supervised practice for teacher candidates, as well as support staff for teaching and other professionals.

The University Law of 1923, reorganized the University providing administrative independence of the Insular Department of Education, establishing the Board of Trustees and Governing Board, and created the post of Rector
Rector
The word rector has a number of different meanings; it is widely used to refer to an academic, religious or political administrator...

 as the principal officer. In 1924 the first Rector was appointed. The enrollment in 1923 was of 1,500 students.

In 1926 the College of Business Administration and the School of Tropical Medicine
Tropical medicine
Tropical medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with health problems that occur uniquely, are more widespread, or prove more difficult to control in tropical and subtropical regions....

 were established.

In 1927 the first graduate program opened: the Master of Arts
Master of Arts (postgraduate)
A Master of Arts from the Latin Magister Artium, is a type of Master's degree awarded by universities in many countries. The M.A. is usually contrasted with the M.S. or M.Sc. degrees...

 in Hispanic Studies.

In 1935 the U.S. Congress extended to Puerto Rico the benefits of the Bankhead-Jones Act, which provided funds for research and construction of more buildings. From 1936 to 1939 the main structures of historic quadrangle in Rio Piedras Campus were built in the Spanish Renaissance style, including landmark buildings such as The Tower and the University of Puerto Rico Theater.

In 1946 the university received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation...

.

The expansion continued through the 1950s when many programs flourished in the University. The College of Arts
ARts
aRts, which stands for analog Real time synthesizer, is an audio framework that is no longer under development. It is best known for previously being used in KDE to simulate an analog synthesizer....

 and Sciences and the Nuclear Center were established in University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez or Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez in Spanish , is a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant state university located in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico...

. The Colleges of Humanities
Humanities
The humanities are academic disciplines that study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytical, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural sciences....

, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences
Social sciences
Social science is the field of study concerned with society. "Social science" is commonly used as an umbrella term to refer to a plurality of fields outside of the natural sciences usually exclusive of the administrative or managerial sciences...

 emerged in the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras. The UPR School of Medicine, and UPR School of Odontology
University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
The University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine is the dental school of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the only dental school in Puerto Rico. It is currently accredited by ADA....

 were established in San Juan
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan , officially Municipio de la Ciudad Capital San Juan Bautista , is the capital and most populous municipality in Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 395,326 making it the 46th-largest city under the jurisdiction of...

 as part of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus —or Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas in Spanish— is a state university located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is one of the eleven campuses of the University of Puerto Rico...

.

On January 20, 1966, then Governor Roberto Sánchez Vilella
Roberto Sánchez Vilella
Roberto Sánchez Vilella was the second Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from 1965 to 1969. He was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico...

 signed a law which reorganized the University of Puerto Rico. The most important changes were:
  • Granting complete autonomy to the School of Medicine, which became the Medical Sciences campus
    University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
    The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus —or Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas in Spanish— is a state university located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is one of the eleven campuses of the University of Puerto Rico...

    .
  • Granting complete autonomy to the Mayagüez and Río Piedras campuses. The former was renamed the "Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez" (RUM), a name it keeps to this day. Today, the RUM is well known for its excellent Engineering and Science programs. The Rio Piedras campus is best known for Social and Humanities studies, as well as strong science and business departments. The Rio Piedras Campus has a strong emphasis on doctoral level programs. The University of Puerto Rico Law School
    University of Puerto Rico Law School
    The University of Puerto Rico School of Law is a law school in Puerto Rico. It is one of the professional graduate schools of University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus and the only law school in the University of Puerto Rico System. It was founded in 1913 at its present site in Río Piedras,...

     is the oldest in Puerto Rico.

  • Establishing three regional colleges at Arecibo
    Arecibo
    Arecibo may refer to:*Arecibo, Puerto Rico, a municipality located by the Atlantic Ocean*Arecibo Observatory, a very sensitive radio telescope located approximately south-southwest from the city of Arecibo...

    , Cayey, and Humacao.
  • In 1969, the regional college at Cayey
    University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
    The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is a state university located in the municipality of Cayey, Puerto Rico.-General information:The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is among the fifty U.S...

     became an official campus. It was granted complete autonomy in 1982.
  • In 1969, the regional college at Ponce
    University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
    The University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is a state university located in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. UPRP is the only campus of the University of Puerto Rico System in the southern region of the island...

     was inaugurated.
  • In 1970, the regional college at Bayamón
    University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
    The University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón is a state university located in the municipality of Bayamón, Puerto Rico. UPR-Bayamón is better known as CUTB from its previous name of Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Bayamón in Spanish...

     was inaugurated.
  • In 1972, the regional college at Aguadilla
    University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
    The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla is a state university located in the city of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.-General information:...

     was inaugurated.
  • In 1974, the regional college at Carolina
    University of Puerto Rico at Carolina
    The University of Puerto Rico at Carolina is a state university located in the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico...

     was inaugurated. It was granted complete autonomy in 1999.
  • In 1978, the regional college at Utuado
    University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
    The University of Puerto Rico at Utuado is a state university located in the municipality of Utuado, Puerto Rico. UPRU is the youngest campus of the University of Puerto Rico System...

     was inaugurated.


In 1979 began the broadcasting of WRTU
WRTU
WRTU is a National Public Radio member station broadcasting a variety format. Licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the station is currently owned by the University of Puerto Rico.WRTU's programming can also be heard in Mayaguez on WRUO 88.3 FM....

 from Rio Piedras Campus.

In 1993, legislation was approved to create a Board of Trustees for UPR that would take on the duties of university governance that were previously performed by the Council on Higher Education, which remains the top regulatory body for all public and private universities in Puerto Rico.

UPR Today

UPR's student body has grown from 173 at its founding in 1903 to almost 70,000 today. These students are served by 5,300 professors and 14,000 non-teaching staff at eleven campuses throughout Puerto Rico.

The Master Plan for the Río Piedras Campus directs future growth for the University of Puerto Rico’s largest campus, a branch expected to serve 27,000 students by 2020. The study reviews existing facilities, identifies attainable development scenarios, and provides phasing and implementation strategies. The plan also envisions new development including a sports and recreation center; housing for 800 students; and academic and research facilities. The $700 million development plan is currently being implemented.

The Master Plan for the Bayamón Campus addresses the pressing needs of this important facility of the University of Puerto Rico system. Originally built as a campus of temporary structures to serve 2,500 students, the campus today serves more than 5,000 students, a figure expected to double by the year 2020, and its facilities are decaying and subject to excessive wear and tear.

On July 2010, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education placed the accreditation of the University on probation citing concerns about the lack governance of the institution.

Overview

The University of Puerto Rico is a well-established and mature institution, with a total enrollment of over 65,000 students. The University consists of the Mayagüez Campus, the Medical Sciences Campus, and the Río Piedras Campus, which are dedicated to both undergraduate and graduate education; and the Colleges at Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamón, Carolina, Cayey, Humacao, Ponce, and Utuado which provide undergraduate education. Each autonomous institutional unit has a Chancellor as chief administrator and academic officer.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the University of Puerto Rico. Its membership consisted of thirteen private citizens who represent the public interest in higher education, two faculty members, and a student representative. However, it should be noted that in July 2010 the government modified the law of the university and assigned new members (from 13 to 17) to the Board of Trustees of the university in order to control their governing body. The Governor of Puerto Rico
Governor of Puerto Rico
The Governor of Puerto Rico is the Head of Government of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Since 1948, the Governor has been elected by the people of Puerto Rico...

, with the advice and consent of the Senate of Puerto Rico
Senate of Puerto Rico
The Senate of Puerto Rico is the upper house of the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico, the territorial legislature of Puerto Rico. The Senate is composed of 27 senators, representing eight constituent senatorial districts across the commonwealth, with two senators elected per district; an...

, appoints the lay representatives. The faculty and student representatives are elected from among the non-university administration members of the University Board. Five of the public interest members are appointed to eight-year terms, three members to six-year terms, and the remaining two members to four-year terms. The faculty and student representatives serve a one-year term. Members representing the public interest may be reappointed to additional terms as long as the total time served does not exceed eight years.

The Board of Trustees elects its president from among its members. It is responsible for examining and reviewing the budgetary and institutional development plans of the University, authorizing the institution of new campus, centers, and other institutional units, appointing the President and chancellors of each autonomous unit, defining rights and duties of various constituents in the institutional community, defining student financial aid standards, preparing an annual report to the Governor and the Legislature on the state of the University of Puerto Rico.

President

The President of the University, the chief executive officer of the University system, is appointed to an indefinite term by the Board of Trustees. Subject to the approval of the Board, he appoints chancellors to the various campuses and colleges. The President represents the University on corporate matters before courts and government agencies. He acts as an ex-officio member of all the UPR faculties, academic senates, and administrative boards.
The President is responsible for submitting an annual budget, an annual report, the institutional development plan and its revisions, regulations, contracts, and agreements which require university approval. He develops and maintains relationships with other cultural and educational institutions.

List of Presidents of the University of Puerto Rico:
Name Term
Prof. Jaime Benitez
Jaime Benitez
Jaime Benítez Rexach was a Puerto Rican author, academic and politician. He was the longest serving chancellor and the first president of the University of Puerto Rico.-Early life:...

 
1966-1971
Dr. Amador Cobas 1971-1973
Dr. Arturo Morales Carrión
Arturo Morales Carrión
Dr. Arturo Morales Carrión, as Gov. Dr. Arturo Morales Carrión, as Gov. Dr. Arturo Morales Carrión, as Gov. [[Rafael Hernández Colón eulogized him, "one of the principal figures" in the history of Puerto Rico. Born November 16, 1913 in Havana, Cuba, he died in June, 1989 in San Juan, Puerto...

 
1973-1977
Dr. Ismael Almodovar 1977-1985
Prof. Fernando Agrait 1985-1987
Dr. José M. Saldaña
José Saldaña
José Saldaña Tovar is a Peruvian politician. He is currently a Congressman representing Huancavelica for the period 2006-2011, and belongs to the Union for Peru party.-External links:*...

 
1987-1993
Dr. Norman Maldonado
Norman Maldonado
Norman Maldonado, , is one of Puerto Rico's top hematologists and served as President of the University of Puerto Rico . In 1992, during the presidency, he also chaired the pro-statehood New Progressive Party's platform-drafting committee...

 
1993-2001
Dr. Jorge Sánchez (interim) 2001
Prof. Antonio García Padilla
Antonio García Padilla
Antonio García Padilla is a Puerto Rican scholar born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1954. He was president of the University of Puerto Rico.-Training:...

 
2001-2009
Dr. Miguel Muñoz (interim) 2009-2010
Dr. José Ramón De la Torre 2010-2011
Dr. José Lasalde (interim) 2011
Dr. Miguel Muñoz 2011-present

University Board

The University Board is constituted by the President of the University, eleven chancellors representing each autonomous institutional unit, a financial director, three additional members appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Trustees, one faculty representative from each Academic Senate and one student representative from each unit.

The Board is responsible for the preparation of the following documents: general bylaws of the University, general bylaws of the student body university’s, strategic plan with recommendations from the Academic Senates. These documents are submitted to the President and to the Board of Trustees for their consideration and approval. The Board also considers the integrated university budget, and it is the first avenue of appeals against any decision taken by the Administrative Board or the Academic Senate of an autonomous unit.

Enrollment and admissions

UPR has the highest selectivity index of all colleges and universities in Puerto Rico. UPR’s average admission rate since 1997 has been 67.6% (systemwide, 11 campuses). UPR has maintained a matriculation rate of over 90% during the past five academic years.

Academics

UPR has more than 500 academic programs, including associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees; as well as postdoctoral, continuing education and professional growth programs.

Tuition

The cost per credit for undergraduate students entering the 2009-2010 academic year was $49.00. However, and amidst much controversy and majority opposition, the Board of Trustees approved an additional annual fee of $800 per student to go into effect in the second semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.

Research

On October 15, 2010 the University of Puerto Rico was awarded over $25 million from National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is a United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. Its medical counterpart is the National Institutes of Health...

 to support research in nanotechnology. The organization within the University of Puerto Rico impacted is called Puerto Rico EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). Since it creation 24 years ago, Puerto Rico EPSCoR has received over $180 million from NSF, NASA, US Department of Energy, and the US Department of Defense.

Rankings

The University of Puerto Rico was ranked among the best 35 universities in Ibero-America
Ibero-America
Ibero-America is a term used since the second half of the 19th century to refer collectively to the countries in the Americas that were formerly colonies of Spain or Portugal. Spain and Portugal are themselves included in some definitions, such as that of the Ibero-American Summit and the...

 by SCImago ranking in 2010. The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez or Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez in Spanish , is a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant state university located in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico...

 is ranked 13th in Top Latin America by Webometrics.

College of Engineering

The college is accredit by ABET
Abet
Abet may refer to:* Abet Guidaben , former Philippine Basketball Association basketball player* ABET, Inc., a non-profit organization that accredits higher education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology....

.

Just one of its campuses, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez or Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez in Spanish , is a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant state university located in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico...

, produces over 606 engineers every year; which is more than Texas A & M, Florida International University
Florida International University
Florida International University is an American public research university in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States, with its main campus in University Park...

 and California State University, Pomona combined.

It was chosen as the Top Engineering School for Hispanics by Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology Magazine.

Puerto Rico has a large pool of engineering students. In October 2002, UPR's job fair had a record-setting number of companies and federal agencies recruiting engineers: 74. The list included Motorola, Raytheon Systems, IBM, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Other colleges and schools

Department of Computer Science

The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo is a state university located in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico and is part of the University of Puerto Rico system...

 and the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras are unique in being accredited by ABET
Abet
Abet may refer to:* Abet Guidaben , former Philippine Basketball Association basketball player* ABET, Inc., a non-profit organization that accredits higher education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology....

 to offer a bachelor's of science degree in Computer Science in Puerto Rico,

School of Restaurant and Hotel Management

The School of Restaurant and Hotel Management of the University of Puerto Rico is located in the University of Puerto Rico's Carolina Campus. It was the first institution to offer a bachelor's degree in this discipline on the island, and the first to be accredited in Latin America and the Caribbean by the "Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration" (ACPHA).

Achievements

  • During the 5-year period from 2004 to 2008, the UPR conferred 46,987 academic degrees.

  • In the areas of science
    Science
    Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe...

    , engineering
    Engineering
    Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realize improvements to the lives of...

     and technology
    Technology
    Technology is the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, and procedures. The word technology comes ;...

    , the number of degrees conferred averages 38% per year.

  • UPR graduate programs continue to develop very quickly, 380 PhD's
    PHD
    PHD may refer to:*Ph.D., a doctorate of philosophy*Ph.D. , a 1980s British group*PHD finger, a protein sequence*PHD Mountain Software, an outdoor clothing and equipment company*PhD Docbook renderer, an XML renderer...

     have been awareded in the last 5 years (47% in science and technology).

  • The UPR contributes to over 16% of all degrees awarded to Hispanics in the US
    Hispanic and Latino Americans
    Hispanic or Latino Americans are Americans with origins in the Hispanic countries of Latin America or in Spain, and in general all persons in the United States who self-identify as Hispanic or Latino.1990 Census of Population and Housing: A self-designated classification for people whose origins...

     in Science and Technology

  • In 2005-2006 the UPR School of Engineering ranked 1st in graduating chemical engineers in the US; 1st in graduating Hispanics and 2nd in graduating women.

  • In 2007 the American Society of Engineering Education acknowledged that the UPR's School of Engineering ranked among the 20 largest engineering programs in the US.

  • In 2005-2006 the UPR Río Piedras Campus ranked 4th among the top 25 institutions selected for federal support in chemical research equipment.

  • Research activity, measured in terms of external funds received, has grown exponentially since 1985, doubling every five years. In 2007-2008 the UPR received over $87 million for research.

Campuses

  • University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
    University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus
    The University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus —or Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Ciencias Médicas in Spanish— is a state university located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is one of the eleven campuses of the University of Puerto Rico...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
    University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
    The University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla is a state university located in the city of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.-General information:...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
    University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo
    The University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo is a state university located in the municipality of Arecibo, Puerto Rico and is part of the University of Puerto Rico system...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
    University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón
    The University of Puerto Rico at Bayamón is a state university located in the municipality of Bayamón, Puerto Rico. UPR-Bayamón is better known as CUTB from its previous name of Colegio Universitario Tecnológico de Bayamón in Spanish...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Carolina
    University of Puerto Rico at Carolina
    The University of Puerto Rico at Carolina is a state university located in the municipality of Carolina, Puerto Rico...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
    University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
    The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is a state university located in the municipality of Cayey, Puerto Rico.-General information:The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey is among the fifty U.S...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
    University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
    The University of Puerto Rico at Humacao is a state university located in the municipality of Humacao, Puerto Rico...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
    University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
    The University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez or Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez in Spanish , is a land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant state university located in the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
    University of Puerto Rico at Ponce
    The University of Puerto Rico at Ponce is a state university located in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. UPRP is the only campus of the University of Puerto Rico System in the southern region of the island...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras
    University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
    The University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras , also referred to as UPR-RP, is a public research university located on a campus in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico...

  • University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
    University of Puerto Rico at Utuado
    The University of Puerto Rico at Utuado is a state university located in the municipality of Utuado, Puerto Rico. UPRU is the youngest campus of the University of Puerto Rico System...


Campus radio

UPR broadcasts both in FM
FM broadcasting
FM broadcasting is a broadcasting technology pioneered by Edwin Howard Armstrong which uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. The term "FM band" describes the "frequency band in which FM is used for broadcasting"...

 (to some areas) and online. The campus radio
Campus radio
Campus radio is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. Programming may be exclusively by students, or may include programmers from the wider community in which the radio station is based...

 station is called "WRTU
WRTU
WRTU is a National Public Radio member station broadcasting a variety format. Licensed to San Juan, Puerto Rico, the station is currently owned by the University of Puerto Rico.WRTU's programming can also be heard in Mayaguez on WRUO 88.3 FM....

 Radio Universidad de Puerto Rico", and it was established in 1980. This is a public radio station with diverse musical and news programming.

See also

  • School of Tropical Medicine
    School of Tropical Medicine (Puerto Rico)
    The School of Tropical Medicine , was an educational institution created in 1926 by an act of the Puerto Rican Legislature, to further the research initiated by the Anemia Commissions and the Institute of Tropical Medicine on anemia and its causes...

  • 2010 University of Puerto Rico Strike
    2010 University of Puerto Rico Strike
    The 2010-2011 University of Puerto Rico strikes refer to the student strikes which took place between May 2010 and June 2010 in most of the university campuses, as well as the protests that occurred from December 2010 to February 2011....



External links

Official website
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