May 15, 2021

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Historic start of classes at the UPR

The Río Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico like other campuses of the university system, today began distance academic work through Internet classes, this as a measure In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was reported through a press release.

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stands out. "We are all pioneers in this new university reality," stated the rector of the Río Piedras campus, the doctor Luis Ferrao .

As was established for some time, at least this first semester of the year 2020-2021 will be offered in its vast majority with distance courses to preserve the health and safety of the student and teaching community of this Campus, "with a clear awareness of the challenges that this entails for both, but also recognizing that this is the only truly responsible alternative in response to the reality we live in", in Fatigued Dr. Ferrao

This 2020-2021 school year begins with a total of 13,904 students, with 10,905 at the undergraduate level and 2,999 graduates. A total of 2,672 are new students, of which 1,622 indicated that they were female and 968 indicated that they were male. Of these amounts, 1,068 students came from public schools, 1,566 from private schools, 3 came from foreign schools, 30 from schools in the United States, and 5 students were homeschooling. The student with the highest IGS (384) that was admitted this year comes from a private school in San Juan, and was admitted to the Secondary Education Program Teaching English to Spanish Speakers of the School of Education. A total of 1,278 new students have an IGS of 300 or more.

“Our university and the members of the community that make it up have suffered in practically all orders the onslaught of this new reality , imposing the unavoidable obligation to give the best of each one with redoubled tenacity, passion and strength, while we adapt to the new order of our life in society, with rigorous protocols that substantially reduce the risks to our health and also that of those around us. "Said Dr. Ferrao.

In Mayagüez the number of students is 12,845

With a total of 12,845 students, of these 1,918 newcomers, the University Campus of Mayagüez (RUM) began, today, Monday, August 17, classes for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year in the modality of technology-assisted education.

According to data provided by the Office of RUM registry, this morning: 12,016 students are studying undergraduate programs; while 829 are from graduate school.

The breakdown by academic faculty is as follows: 5,004 Engineering; 4,059 from the College of Arts and Sciences; 1,626 from Agricultural Sciences; 1,227 from Business Administration; and 100 from the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies.

“We have had to experience a completely atypical year that led us to offer technology-assisted classes with a minimum face-to-face component in some laboratories. This does not cloud the illusion that it gives us to begin a new academic year that opens the doors for our students to begin or continue their educational path that will lead them to complete their goals. At the beginning of the classes for the first semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, we have two main objectives in mind, safeguarding the health and safety of the university community and providing academic experiences of the best quality according to our capabilities. We remain firm in our commitment to offer an education of excellence ", indicated doctor Agustín Rullán Toro rector of the RUM.

Founded on September 23, 1911, until now, the Colegio de Mayagüez has 88,955 graduated students who have contributed to the development of Puerto Rico and have had an impact worldwide.

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