Universidad del Turabo is a non profit institution of Higher Education located fifteen miles southeast of San Juan with University Centers in Yabucoa- Cayey- Naguabo- Ponce and Isabela. It is a professionally oriented institution that offers Thechnical Certificates- Associate- Bachelors- Masters- and Doctoral degrees. The institution has 14-000 students- one hundred and fifty-eight full time professors (45% hold a doctoral and 55% a master's degree) and two hundred and forty part-time professors.Universidad del Turabo fulfills its mission by imparting knowledge through excellence in teaching- discovering new knowledge- and solving problems through research- fostering activities and innovations- recruiting and developing quality human resources- as well as promoting community involvement- cultural- development and sports competitiveness.The eight strategic themes that guide the university's academic development are Engineering- Environment & Science- Technology- Health- Education- Business- Public Affairs- and Internationalization. These themes are focused on maintaining ever present the University's commitment to quality student services and management- and the recognition of cultural diversity.The University's priorities are to graduate a well educated- technologically sophisticated- diverse student body- who can think critically and contribute to a changing world; to continue to enhance undergraduate and graduate teaching- while broadening and strengthening professional programs; to promote research and creative activities that contribute to the vital social- educational- cultural- economic- health- environmental- scientific and technological foundation of the 21st century; and participate actively in the resolution of critical needs and problems of the global society in the aforementioned areas through applied research and community service.
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