The Autonomous University of Baja California, (Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) is a public university in the Mexican state of Baja California. UABC is one of the 43 state universities throughout Mexico as part of the country's state university system. The Autonomous University of Baja California headquarters are located in the city of Mexicali at Av. Álvaro Obregón y Julián Carrillo s/n, Edificio de Rectoría, Col. Nueva, C.P. 021100.
The UABC has three main campuses in the cities of Ensenada, Mexicali, and Tijuana. UABC maintains five sub campuses in the cities of Rosarito, San Quintin, Tecate, Valle Dorado in Ensenada, and the suburban region of Valle de Las Palmas in Tijuana. The institution also operates three Units of Basic Formation in the cities of San Felipe, Ciudad Morelos, and Guadalupe Victoria.
Under the Subsecretary of Higher Education, UABC belongs to the General Management of Higher Learning Institutions (DGESU), a part of the nation's eight-tier public higher education system, which also includes the General Coordination of Technological Universities (CGUT), the General Management of Technological Higher Learning (DGEST), the General Management of Higher Learning for Educators (DGESPE), the General Management of Professions (DGP), the Copyrights National Institute (INDAUTOR), the National Pedagogical University (UPN), and the Coordination of Polytechnic Universities (CUP).
UABC follows Mexico's higher education format: tronco común (general education requirements), técnico superior (associates degree), licenciatura (bachelors), maestria (masters), and doctorado (doctorate).
Famous quotes containing the words california, university and/or autonomous:
“It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not. The most democratic thing Id ever seen, that California sunshine.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)
“I was now at a university in New York, a professor of existential psychology with the not inconsiderable thesis that magic, dread, and the perception of death were the roots of motivation.”
—Norman Mailer (b. 1923)
“The modern world needs people with a complex identity who are intellectually autonomous and prepared to cope with uncertainty; who are able to tolerate ambiguity and not be driven by fear into a rigid, single-solution approach to problems, who are rational, foresightful and who look for facts; who can draw inferences and can control their behavior in the light of foreseen consequences, who are altruistic and enjoy doing for others, and who understand social forces and trends.”
—Robert Havighurst (20th century)