University of the Republic, Uruguay

University of the Republic, Uruguay

The University of the Republic ( _es. Universidad de la República) is Uruguay's public university. It is the country's largest, with a student body of more than 70,000 students. It was founded on July 18, 1849 in Montevideo, where most of its buildings and facilities are still located. Its current Rector is Dr. Rodrigo Arocena. The university houses 14 faculties and various institutes and schools.


The process of founding the country's public university began on June 11, 1833 when a law proposed by then-Senator Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga was passed. It called for the creation of nine academic departments; the President of the Republic would pass a decree formally creating the departments once the majority of them were in operation. In 1836 the House of General Studies was formed, housing the departments of Latin, philosophy, mathematics, theology and jurisprudence.

On May 27, 1838, Manuel Oribe passed a decree through which created the Greater University of the Republic. That decree had few practical effects, given the institutional instability of the Oriental Republic of the Uruguay at that time.


* Faculty of Agronomy
* Faculty of Architecture
* Faculty of Arts
* Faculty of Chemistry
* Faculty of Economic Science and Administration
* Faculty of Engineering
* Faculty of Humanities and Education Science
* Faculty of Law
* Faculty of Medicine
* Faculty of Nursing
* Faculty of Odontology
* Faculty of Psychology
* Faculty of Science
* Faculty of Social Science
* Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

chools and Institutes

* Licentiateship in Communication Studies
* School of Administration
* School of Library Science and Related Sciences
* School of Medical Technology
* School of Nutrition and Dietetics
* School of Obstetrics
* School of Odontological Technology

Other dependencies

The university has its own hospital in Montevideo, Hospital de Clínicas “Dr. Manuel Quintela”.

Other cities

In an effort to decentralize higher education, the University has opened schools in cities other than Montevideo. Its "Regional Norte" in Salto offers degrees in Architecture, Law and Nursing. Fragments of other degrees, which can be completed in Montevideo, are also offered there. At the "Casa Universitaria" in Rivera, the Faculty of Sciences offers the Technicature in Management of Environmental Resources, which has a duration of two and a half years.

External links

* [ Universidad de la República]
* [ Facultad de Agronomía (Faculty of Agronomy)]
* [ Facultad de Arquitectura (Faculty of Architecture)]
* [ Facultad de Ciencias (Faculty of Sciences)]
* [ Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración (Faculty of Economic Science and Administration]
* [ Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (Faculty of Social Science)]
* [ Facultad de Derecho (Faculty of Law)]
* [ Facultad de Enfermería (Faculty of Nursing)]
* [ Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación (Faculty of Humanities and Education Science)]
* [ Facultad de Ingeniería (Faculty of Engineering)]
* [ Facultad de Medicina (Faculty of Medicine)]
* [ Facultad de Odontología (Faculty of Odontology)]
* [ Facultad de Psicología (Faculty of Psychology)]
* [ Facultad de Química (Faculty of Chemistry)]
* [ Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)]
* [ Escuela de Administración (School of Administration)]
* [ Escuela de Tecnología Odontológica (School of Odontological Technology)]
* [ Escuela Universitaria de Bibliotecología y Ciencias Afines (School of Library Science and Related Sciences)]
* [ Escuela Universitaria de Música (School of Music)]
* [ Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Comunicación (Licenciateship in Comunication Studies)]
* [ Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National School of Fine Arts)]

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