Puer University,the former Simao Teachers College,was established in december,1978 with the approval of the State Council officially,is one of the first four normal colleges created by Yunnan Province. The board of trustees is the governing body of the University of Puerto Rico. Its membership usually consists of private citizens who are supposed to represent the public interest, faculty members, student representatives, and may or may not include an exofficio political officeholder (typically the Secretary of Education of Puerto Rico). This inconsistency happens as the board's structure changes whenever a political party gains power, usually every 4–8 years.
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus; College of Liberal Arts; College of Agriculture at Mayagüez; College of Business Administration and the School of Tropical Medicine.On October 15, 2010 the university was awarded over $25 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support research in nanotechnology.
The organization within the University of Puerto Rico impacted is called Puerto Rico EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research). Since its creation 24 years ago, Puerto Rico EPSCoR has received over $180 million from NSF, NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Statistics There are 14 secondary colleges equipped with 49 different kinds majors,including 13 undergraduate. School campus covers an area of 2124 mu, building area of 202366 square meters and the teaching administrative buildings area of 105353 square meters; Library has 632000 copies of paper books and more than 150000 e-books and journals. UPR has the highest selectivity index of all colleges and universities in Puerto Rico, it has also maintained a systemwide admission rate of 67% since 1997. Its enrollment rate has surpassed 90% during the past five academic years. In terms of tuition, the cost per credit is $55 USD per undergraduate credit and $117 per graduate credit.