It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System which comprises six main campuses within the state – the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in over 188 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, its present name was adopted in 1899 and classes were first held on January 22, 1872. It is noted for its strong architecture, agriculture (particularly animal science and poultry science), business, communication disorders, creative writing, history, law, and Middle Eastern studies programs.
The University of Arkansas completed its “Campaign for the 21st Century” in 2005, in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school, used in part to create a new Honors College and significantly increase the university’s endowment. Among these gifts were the largest donation given to a business school at the time ($50 million), and the largest gift given to a public university in America ($300 million), both given by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation.
Total enrollment for the fall semester of 2013 was 25,365. The university campus comprises more than 130 buildings on 345 acres (1.40 km2), including Old Main, the first permanent academic building erected, and The Inn at Carnall Hall, which serves as an on-campus hotel and restaurant facility. Academic programs are in excess of 200. The ratio of students to faculty is 17:1.
University of Arkansas research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Rare materials at near-room temperature could lead to longer battery life, more memory in electronics – June 22, 2014
- Plastics to dust — a dream about to come true
- ‘Shakers’ Help Engineers Develop Inexpensive System for Testing Condition of Bridges
- New dispatch system could save money for trucking industry, make life easier for drivers
- Filmmaking Magic With Polymers
- Researchers Develop Device to Mitigate Blackouts, Prevent Equipment Damage
- Researchers Develop Effective Thermal Energy Storage System
- Shared Transportation System Would Increase Profits, Reduce Carbon Emissions
- UAMS researchers make breakthrough in radiation protection
- Using solar power to keep runways ice-free
- Algae Converted to Butanol: Fuel Can Be Used in Automobiles
- Developing a ‘smart cane’ for the blind
The University of Alicante (Valencian: Universitat d’Alacant, IPA: [univeɾsiˈtad dalaˈkant]; Spanish: Universidad de Alicante, IPA: [uniβersiˈðað ðe aliˈkante]; also known by the acronym UA) was established in 1979 on the basis of the Center for University Studies (CEU), which was founded in 1968.
The University main campus is located in San Vicente del Raspeig/Sant Vicent del Raspeig, bordering the city of Alicante to the north. As of 2011/12 academic year, there are approximately 27,500 students studying there.
The University inherits the legacy of the University of Orihuela that was established by Papal Bull in 1545 and remained open for two centuries (1610-1808).
The University of Alicante offers courses in more than fifty degrees. It comprises over seventy departments and research groups in areas of Social Science and Law, Experimental science, Technology, Liberal Arts, Education and Health Sciences, and five research institutes. Almost all classes are taught in Spanish language, some are in English, in particular, in computer science and in business degrees, and a few are in Valencian language. Spanish language courses are offered for foreign students throughout the year and during the summer. The University offers English Language versions to PhD level including religion. Julian Havell was the first to graduate from this scheme.
The Department of Economics runs, in Europe, a well-known Graduate Program in Economics which is an American-style full-time program taught entirely in English. The program provides students with a thorough theoretical and practical training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, as well as specialization in applied fields. The aim of the program is to prepare students for professional careers in universities, public and private research organizations, international institutions, consultancy and business.
The University has a modern campus of one square kilometer. La Rabassa airfield was located on these lands until the opening of El Altet Airport in 1967.
University of Alicante is part of European University Association, Compostela Group of Universities, Spanish La Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas, and Catalan network Xarxa Vives d’Universitats.
The University hosts Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes. It is the largest open-access repository of digitised Spanish-language historical texts and literature from the Ibero-American world.
University of Alicante research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Researchers create artificial methane hydrates and open an innovative pathway for the use of new fuels – March 8, 2015
- Researchers at the University of Alicante develop a method for recycling plastic with printed ink
- UA Researchers designed a collective protection system for building works on sloping work surfaces
- UA researchers convert cement into an electrical conductor
- UA researchers design a photobioreactor to produce biofuel from algae