University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

The University of Puerto Rico in Cayey (UPR-Cayey) is a public university in Cayey, Puerto Rico. It is part of the University of Puerto Rico System. It was initially founded as a regional school in 1967 and became a college in 1969. It was awarded autonomy in April 1982.

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
UPR at Cayey Seal.svg
PresidentLuis A. Ferrao
RectorDr. Glorivee Rosario Pérez
Academic staff
18°07′05″N 66°09′43″W / 18.117995782965178°N 66.16185051976525°W / 18.117995782965178; -66.16185051976525Coordinates: 18°07′05″N 66°09′43″W / 18.117995782965178°N 66.16185051976525°W / 18.117995782965178; -66.16185051976525
Campus145 acres (0.59 km2), Urban


Trees at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

UPR Cayey awards bachelor's degrees. It serves as a starting point for students interested in applying to programs in the Medical Sciences Campus or at Mayagüez Campus.


UPR-Cayey has undergraduate research programs such as Howard Hughes Project, the NIH MBRS-RISE program[1] and the PR-AMP program. These programs provide research experience for students of the Natural Sciences, promoting student participation in scientific research. These programs provide funding and facilitate the experiences of science undergraduate students to do research either locally, at other campuses of Puerto Rico, or in Universities in the U.S.[2]

The University houses the Environmental Education Center. The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, supports students and teachers in colleges of neighboring municipalities in research projects. The Project for the Study of Women seeks to advance women's rights through education, research and community service. These programs are offered to students such as those taking college courses before completing their secondary education or professionals who wish to take continuing education courses.

Academic departmentsEdit


  • Department of Humanities
  • Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Department of English
  • Department of Social Sciences

Natural SciencesEdit

  • Natural Sciences Program
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics-Physics

Professional SchoolsEdit

  • Department of Education
  • Physical Education Program
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Technology and Office Administration Program

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Fajardo, Rosario (2021-05-14). "The Importance of Education, Technical Training". The Weekly Journal. Retrieved 2021-05-14.

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