Founded on the 30th October 1979, the University of Cadiz is a growing institution, closely interwoven with the economic and social fabric of the province of Cadiz. Situated in southern Spain, opposite the coast of Africa, the University had 24000 students 1999/2000 academic year, with 1,499 lecturers.
The UCA has its roots in the Faculty of Medicine which developed from the Royal Naval College of Surgery founded in 1748. It is interesting to note that this College of Surgery adopted a system of awarding its best students a grant in order to continue their training in the most important European centres.
It was in Cadiz that, for the first time in Europe, authorisation was given to combine studies in medicine and surgery. Today, on the threshold of the XXI century and in an increasingly demanding and competitive world, our university is aware that the quality of higher education is closely linked to cooperation with the economic environment and interuniversity relations.
Given its location, it is not surprising that Cádiz is a University specialized in Marine Sciences and Nautical Studies and has one of the most important institutions devoted to marine studies in Spain, the "Centro Andaluz Superior de Estudios Marinos".CASEM is made up of two faculties and one school which qualify students in Marine Science (Marine Environment and Marine Resources), Nautical Science (Seafaring, Marine Engineering, Naval Radioelectronics) and Naval Engineering.
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