How does the University of Houston
• How does the University of Houston
The University of Houston was founded in 1927, to the east of downtown, and at the moment, a number of specialties, is one of the most prestigious in Texas, and the United States. Each year the university produces about 8000 students, with constant internal training about 40 thousand students. And the University has about 300 different faculties and 40 research centers.
Campus covers an area of 667 acres. Over the last 5 years the University has received from private companies and government grants for the construction of new buildings and laboratories in the amount of $ 220 million. Since the. Campus is fairly densely built up, for the expansion, it was decided to demolish all the student parking lots and replace them with compact multi-story garages. Now, on the campus of the University is 4 large garage, with a total capacity of about 60 000 cars.
Another major project was the construction of the University of the new main library. The construction, in 2004, spent $ 47 million. Now, the university has a library has 2.4 million books.
In addition to the extensive book depository library has room for special projects, open space for learning, reading rooms, lounges, a wide variety of accessories rental, in the form of cameras, video cameras, laptops and other electronics.
And of course, nowhere without computers. It has a separate room for the Mac lovers.
Another equally large project became a sports hall with a total floor area of 25 000 sq. meters. Hall has all conceivable and not conceivable for sports. Among the university is one of the best gyms in the United States.
The hall has a field for mini-football, Rooms weight for dance and choreography, five basketball courts, 12 roketbolnyh courts, several classrooms martial arts, weightlifting gym and fitness treadmill 1 km long and 25-meter Olympic swimming pool , 70 meters in length. Oh and on top of that, there are at the entrance, "rock", for those who like to conquer the Olympus. And it's all within the sports complex. Outside there is a swimming pool for relaxing with slides, plenty of courts for tennis, football pitch and a running track.
University campus is quite large, so many students move through the university by bicycle, the other part of the students use buses. Inside the campus there are four different bus routes. Buses, of course, free of charge.
From the roofs of some of the parking lots offer a very good-looking view of the city.
As usual in any major US university has its own stadium. Earlier, the University of Houston was a stadium with 32 000 seats. But the fact that Houston itself is a great city, so the football game everyone does not fit in the stadium. With grief in half, collecting only $ 105 million., It was decided to build a new stadium. Old demolished and built a new, 60 000 seats, so certainly all climbed. The truth while the stadium has a capacity of only 40 000, a further 20 000 places will be completed in the near future, after the football season. The project was originally designed for two under construction.
In general, the university has recently spent a lot of money for the construction of various infrastructure like in the form of, for example, its own gas thermal power station or parking garages, and to create a comfortable learning environment. About students also do not forget, spending about $ 90 million university built several new buildings with classrooms, spaces for learning and homework and labs. In fact, after walking by the classrooms, I wanted to become a student again.
As can be seen from the photos, colors University - red in combination with pale gray. And if the symbol of the University them. Rice is a night owl, the University of Texas - the head of longhorn bull breed, then the University of Houston - a cougar. Incidentally live cougar university lives in a zoo on the content, of course, the university. Puma show to the public at football games. By the way, fans make some noise about animal rights, cougar rescued newborn can say, when some villain shot her mother. Now Puma security and living with a large aviary zoo, next to the lions.
In general, this is one of my favorite universities, it is very green and cozy, especially now that big building over the majority.
At the end of the construction is still too early to say, recently hitting a list of the best universities in the US for a number of departments of education, the university has been awarded another grant, and now at the University of the program is scheduled to expand and improve the territory until 2020.