Real name: Reformatory of Torrens known as the room of horror because of the treatment that was given to the children who were in that place
With the vision of the future of Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, the University of Informatics Sciences (known as UCI) emerges in the year 2002. The remodeling of old buildings in the area where the UCI is currently located and the construction of other buildings for the new student city was made in only 106 days. This allowed the University to open its doors to the first academic year on September 23rd, 2002 with 2,008 students and more than 300 professors from all over the country.
At the same time that the academic and productive activities were developing, the university faced a massive constructive work. The living and working conditions necessary for the development and expansion of their capacities were created.
Fidel, as a foundational strategist, recommended that the university should be conceived as a new type center, with national scope, atypical and with specific tasks in the computerization project of the Cuban society, with emphasis on software production. A center that would train its students from an outstanding political, cultural and sporting activity, objectives that have been fulfilled through the interrelation of training-research-production-university-extension as a unique and coherent system.
In these pages, we offer a trip for these 15 years through six essential points, results of the daily performance of all. We expect you can get even closer to our city.