Miguel N. Moreno Carretero
Dean of the Faculty of Experimental Sciences (University of Jaén)
I am delighted to welcome you to our web page. I suppose that, if you are reading this information, you are probably interested in studying a science degree abroad, at least in part, and you are wondering if our University could meet your expectations. Then, let me tell you briefly why the University of Jaén and, in particular, our Faculty of Experimental Sciences could be your best choice.
The University of Jaén is not very big. This fact allow us to offer to students quite personal assistance from both academic and of any other point of view; this makes the teacher-student relationship much closer than usual. External experts officially certify our quality. Our staff offers high level teaching and research, those features being easily checked through both the students' opinion and results and the scientific literature. In view of the surveys carried out, students show a high degree of satisfaction, not only on academic issues, but also on complementary activities (workshops, seminars, conferences, theater, music, guided tours, sports, outdoor activities, etc.).
In addition, the province of Jaén, from a tourist point of view, has extraordinarily beautiful natural parks of great botanical, zoological and geological wealth. In addition, our shire and its surroundings have many centuries of culture and a large number of archaeological treasures and great monuments, some of which have been declared World Heritage Sites. This is why our main slogan is “Jaén, inner paradise” (Jaén, paraiso interior), although, if you like, there are other entertainment opportunities nearby. For example, we are a hundred and sixty kilometers far from the beach and, in only two hours, we could be skiing in the snow (in winter of course).
Also, you will have the opportunity to try the local cuisine based on the Mediterranean diet, whose main ingredient is the extra virgin olive oil (in Spanish, aceite de oliva virgen extra AOVE), the province of Jaén being the main producer in the world. On the virtues of olive oil, needless to speak because they are widely known and recognized outside our borders.
All the above-cited reasons allow me to ensure that, if you come to Jaén, you will live an absolutely unforgettable experience. Therefore, go ahead and do not hesitate to choose the Faculty of Experimental Sciences of the University of Jaén as your destination for studies abroad.
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