CASTELLÓN AND ITS PROVINCE
La Farola in La independencia Square
LLotja del Cànem
Town hall in Mayor Square
Castelló is a warm friendly city with approximately 180,000 inhabitants that is located between the mountains of the Desert de las Palmas natural reserve and the Mediterranean sea. Along the coastal strip, the landscape offers huge areas of orange groves together with 120 km of excellent beaches, bathed by the warm water of the Mediterranean. As we go inland, the landscape quickly changes. Castelló is the second most mountainous province in Spain, and it possesses a rich cultural, historical and landscape heritage.
The city enjoys a mild and pleasant Mediterranean climate with averages of 27°C in summer and 18°C in winter, and it is one of the few cities where you can enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine per year with a good temperature. This will allow you to do outdoor activities at any time of year.
Castelló has grown a lot in recent years and it is a city that is making steady progress towards the future, but without neglecting its traditions. Some examples of the cultural growth and economic development of the city include the UJI, the Auditorium and Conference Centre, the Museum of Fine Arts, the marina, etc., as well as the promising projects that are starting to be set in motion.
Universitat Jaume I
The Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI) is a public higher education and research centre, founded in 1991, which seeks to enhance the social, economic and cultural development of the society that surrounds it through the creation and transmission of knowledge.
The UJI is the northernmost university in the Valencian Community and the only one in the province of Castelló. The tremendous development and evolution of the University in recent years has transformed the city of Castelló de la Plana into a dynamic, modern university city, which has made use of the enterprising nature of its inhabitants to spark strong social and economic change spreading to the rest of the province.
The UJI currently offers 31 undergraduate degrees, 47 official master’s degrees, 16 UJI-specific master’s degrees and 39 specialization courses. The University has approximately 14,000 students, a number that means students receive individual attention without problems of overcrowding. This personal feel is also possible because of our location on a single, attractive, modern campus, with spacious green areas and sports facilities.It is also an easily accessible campus, with no architectural barriers that would prevent people with disabilities from moving around freely.
The UJI has more than 1,300 lecturers and 600 administrative staff. In its short history, it has produced more than 22,000 graduates. Its research output is considerable and it is party to high quality research, development and innovation (R&D&i) contracts.
UniversitatJaume I’s quality management policy implemented both in teaching and in the administration and delivery of services, was recognised in 2008 with the Gold Seal of European Excellence 500+, in accordance with the evaluation of the Excellence in Management Club following the model of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).
Since then, this distinction has been renewed every two years and it is one of the clearest signs of the determination of all members of the university community to make the UniversitatJaume I an exemplary public education centre and a model for education, research and stimulation of culture and our territory.
Universitat Jaume I
Avda Sos Baynat s/n
Castelló 12071 Spain
Castelló is well connected by road and rail to other important towns and cities around Spain and Europe. And thanks to the nearby airports to Castelló and Valencia, flying to other parts of Spain or Europe is not a problem either.
There is a local airport close to Castelló: Castelló airport (https://www.aerocas.com/en).There are buses and taxis to and from the city centre to the airport (approximately 15 minutes). You can also choose Valencia airport, which can be reached by metro and train (http://www.aena.es/en/valencia-airport/index.html), Prat Airport, near Barcelona (www.aena.es/en/barcelona-airport/index.html ) or Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport (http://www.aena.es/en/madrid-barajas-airport/index.html )
You will find information about transport to and from the airport at the Airports’ websites.
By train (RENFE):
From Valencia: Valencia – Castelló (Rodalies /Cercanías): approximate journey time: 55’ (trains run every 30’ everyday).
From Barcelona: Barcelona-Castelló: approximate journey time: 2h 15’ (several daily trains).
From Madrid: Madrid-Castelló (AVE): approximate journey time: 3h (daily trains).
You can find information and buy your tickets at www.renfe.es
The N-340 road, the A7 dual carriageway and the AP7 motorway link to Castelló with the rest of Spain.
Valencia – Castelló (65km): 1h
Barcelona-Castelló: (285km): 2h30 min.
Madrid-Castelló (432km): 4h 30 min.
Alicante-Castelló: (265km): 2h 30 min.
There are bus routes that connect the city with other Spanish cities:
From Barcelona with ALSA (https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/home) (buses directly from the airport)
From Madrid with Avanza (www.avanzabuses.com)
You have already arrived in Castelló. Now, how do you get to the UJI?
Because the UJI is close to the city of Castelló and to the bus and train station, the urban layout of this part of the city, along with the wide range of means of transport available, allow you to choose between reaching the campus by public transport, by bike or by enjoying a nice walk.
The new reserved road transport of Castelló communicates every five minutes the train and bus station with the campus of the UJI. The TRAM is a means of electric transport, comfortable, efficient and sustainable, which has modified the travel habits of the university community.
Tickets can be purchased directly in the TRAM.
- Tram Línea-T1 (PDF)
The Universitat Jaume I is connected in the different areas of the city through four bus lines. All have a bus stop at the train and bus station.
Tickets can be purchased on the bus.
If you want to move to the University with your car, on the campus you have large landscaped parking areas.