University of Jaume I

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University of Jaume I
founding 1991
Sponsorship state
place Castellón de la Plana
country SpainSpain Spain
Rector Eva Alcón Soler
Students 13,923 (2018)
Employee 2011
Annual budget € 9,085,946 (2017)
Networks Joan Lluís Vives Institute , CGU
View of the university library with the agora mosaic in the foreground

The University of Jaume I (Catalan and officially: Universitat Jaume I , Spanish: Universidad Jaume I , abbreviated: UJI ) is a public university in the Spanish Mediterranean city of Castellón de la Plana in the Valencian Community . It was named after King James I (Aragón) (Catalan: Jaume I ), who founded the Kingdom of Valencia .


The Universitat Jaume I is located in the Spanish city of Castellón de la Plana in the north of the Valencian Community. The university campus is located on the north-western outskirts of the city, directly on the Autopista del Mediterráneo motorway .


Jaume I University was founded in early 1991 as a new university for the northern areas of the Valencian Community. On May 19, 1993 the foundation stone of today's campus was laid by the Spanish King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sophia . The university's internet address, which is still valid today, was set up in 1993 as the very first Spanish website. In October 1996, the first section of what is now the main Riu Sec campus was opened. The second section was opened in 1999. The last central university buildings on the Riu Sec campus were finally erected in 2002. In addition to teaching buildings, various shops, university service buildings and an event area with a stage were opened in the center of the campus. From 2002 onwards, as part of the Bologna Process, the courses were gradually converted to Bachelor and Master degrees. In 2008 the university was connected to the city's new tram line. By 2010 all courses were converted into Bachelor and Master courses.


  • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Economics
  • Faculty of Health Sciences

such as:

  • School of Technology and Experimental Sciences

University library

The university library is located in the center of the university campus. The main building was opened in 1999, followed by an extension in 2005. The total usable area of ​​the library is 14,000 m². The library had a stock of 623,432 books in 2018 and has 2000 workstations for students.

Agora mosaic

A 1848 m² mosaic was designed by the artist Manuel Saéz from Castellón de la Plana in the center of the campus. The mosaic area has a diameter of 48.5 meters and consists of a total of 16,467 individual parts. Due to its immense size, the mosaic can be easily recognized from most of the university's buildings. The mosaic realized in 2003 shows a white glove on a blue background.


The University of Jaume I ranks 501 to 600 worldwide in the 2019 Shanghai ranking. Throughout Spain, the university ranks 14th together with three other universities. In the Times Higher Education ranking a similar position could be achieved. The university was ranked among the 601 to 800 best universities in the world. Nine Spanish universities achieved a better ranking and thirteen universities achieved the same rating.

Web links

Commons : Universitat Jaume I  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 39 ° 59 ′ 41.2 ″  N , 0 ° 4 ′ 9.1 ″  W.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d La Universitat Jaume I en xifres. Retrieved May 18, 2020 .
  2. Jaume I University. February 4, 2020, accessed on May 18, 2020 .
  3. a b Història de la Universitat Jaume I. Accessed on May 18, 2020 .
  4. Christina Garcia: Un mosaico cerámico de 1,848 m decorará el ágora. In: El Periódico Mediterráneo. May 12, 2003, accessed May 18, 2020 (Spanish).
  5. ARWU World University Rankings 2019 | Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019 | Top 1000 universities | Shanghai Ranking - 2019. Retrieved May 19, 2020 .
  6. ^ World University Rankings. August 20, 2019, accessed on May 19, 2020 .