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The Trans-Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program

USAUniversity of Florida, Gainesville


Campus LocationGainesville, Florida
Campus Websitehttp://www.ufl.edu/
Disciplines of Study All sciences and engineering
Language of Instruction English
Program Dates Academic Calendar
Course Equivalence 1 UFla credit = 2 ECTS for undergraduate courses


The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, research university. It is the state's oldest and largest university, and is among the nation's most academically diverse public universities. Florida has a long history of established programs in international education, research and service. UF traces its roots to 1853, when the state-funded East Florida Seminary took over the Kingsbury Academy in Ocala, which was later combined with the Florida Agricultural College, then in Lake City. In 1905 the college became a university and was moved to Gainesville. Classes first met with 102 students on the present site on Sept. 26, 1906. UF officially opened its doors to women in 1947. With more than 46,000 students, Florida is now one of the five largest universities in the nation. Florida has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900 buildings (including 170 with classrooms and laboratories). The northeast corner of campus is listed as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. UF's extensive capital improvement program has resulted in facilities ideal for 21st century research including the McKnight Brain Institute, the new Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy Building, the Genetics and Cancer Research Center now being built, and the Proton-beam Therapy Center that will be located in Jacksonville. 


 Professor Nicolas Polfer, Academic Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
P.O. Box 117200
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7200
Tel: 1-352-392-0492
Fax: 1-352-392-0872
Email: polfer @ chem.ufl.edu
Web: http://web.chem.ufl.edu/people/faculty/contact.php?id=76

Lyn Straka, Administrative Contact
Exchange Program Co-Ordinator
University of Florida International Center
UF International Center
PO Box 113225
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-3225
Tel: 1-352-273 1510
Fax: 1-352-392-6782
Email: lstraka @ ufic.ufl.edu