A little about our University

Ciudad Juarez Travel Blog

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Ok, apparently it is time for me to talk about our University here in Ciudad Juarez. I have taken several photos during my summer courses, and I will definately take more of them later, when they finish working on our buildings. At the moment the pictures might look really dirty, or the place really empty, take into consideration that it is vacation period and that they're rebuilding a part of our computer center.

Now I can start. Our local university is called the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and it is completely public, which makes for extremely low tuition fees, although they're not as low as UNAM's (but that's another story). The UACJ is allegedly in the Top 4 Universities in the country, I'm not so sure about that, but they're certainly the best one in the state of Chihuahua and with an infrastructure that asks nothing of most private universities (at least in Mexico).

Even if the university is located completely on this city, it is divided into four institutes and a campus in the nearby city of Casas Grandes (Campus Nuevo Casas Grandes or CNCG). These four institutes are each located separately in a different point of the city (well, almost). This has been like that since the start, apparently this was done with the intention of separating the students to avoid problems being generated by us.

The four institutes are:

  •  IIT or Instituto de Ingenieria y Tecnologia (Institute of Engeneering and Technology) and has 9 careers available: Physics, Mathematics, Industrial and sistems engeneering, Mechatronics, Manufacture engeneering, civil engeneering, Electronics, Digital systems and comunications, and computer systems.
  • Located next to IIT, is IADA or Instituto de Arquitectura Diseño y Arte (Institute of Architecture, design and art).
    a small thingie that conmemorates the first woman of the university.
    Amazingly enough (at least for me) this institute has 6 careers available: Architecture, Graphic design, Interior Design, Industrial Design(god knows what that's about), Visual Arts, and Music.
  • The biggest institute (because it also holds the CCU or University Culture Centre) is definately ICB or Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas (Institute of Biomedic Sciences). It currently has 9 careers (and 8 specialties): Biologia, Nursing (or whatever you study to be a nurse =S), Physical Training, Medicine, Nutrition, Optometry, Chemistry, Veterinary and Dentist.
  • Finally is my, oh so beautiful, ICSA or Instituto de Ciencias Sociales y Administracion (Institute of Social Sciences and Administration) home of some of the most unusual careers. We beat all of them by having 11, yes we have eleven careers(!): Accounting, Turism, Business Administration, Law, Education, History, Hispanic and Mexican Literature, Social Work, Economy, Sociology and of course mine; Psychology.
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a small thingie that conmemorates…
A view from the front of the Law b…
A view from the front of the Law …
the statue of Themis, in front of …
the statue of Themis, in front of…
a mural painted on the side of the…
a mural painted on the side of th…
The psychology building, practical…
The psychology building, practica…
An old map that is kind of outdate…
An old map that is kind of outdat…
Our library and computer center vi…
Our library and computer center v…
the leaning computer center of ICS…
the leaning computer center of IC…
All the dirt from the works ruins …
All the dirt from the works ruins…
Benito Juarezs chariot or whateve…
Benito Juarez's chariot or whatev…