University of Buenos Aires

University of Buenos Aires

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The University of Buenos Aires (in Spanish: Universidad de Buenos Aires - (UBA)) is the largest university in Argentina, founded on August 12 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires. It consists of 13 faculties, six hospitals, 10 museums and is linked to three high schools: Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, and Instituto Libre de Segunda Enseñanza.

To enter any of the available programmes of study in the university, students who have successfully completed high school must pass a first year called "CBC", which stands for "Ciclo Básico Común" (Common Basic Cycle). Only upon completion of this first year may the student enter the chosen faculty; until then, they must attend courses in different buildings, and have up to 3 years to finish the 6 subjects (which vary depending on the programme of study chosen) assigned in two groups of 3. Each subject is of one semester duration (March-July or August-November). If someone passes all 6 subjects in their respective semesters, the CBC will take only one year. Potential students of economics, instead, take a 2-year common cycle, the "CBG" (General Basic Cycle), comprising 12 subjects.

The UBA is very large, and has no central campus. A centralized "Ciudad Universitaria" ("university city") was started in the 1960s, but contains only two schools, with the others at different locations in Buenos Aires.

The access to the university is free of charge for everyone, including foreigners.

It is the best ranked Argentine University in College and university rankings, present at number 276 of the Top Universities 2006 [ [ Top Universities] ] and at number 151-202 of the 2007 Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranking [ [ SJTU rankings 2007] ] .


The faculties that compose the University are:
* [ Ciclo Básico Común]
* [ Facultad de Psicología] (Psychology)
* [ Facultad de Ingeniería] (Engineering)
* [ Facultad de Odontología] (Dentistry)
* [ Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica] (Pharmacy and Biochemistry)
* [ Facultad de Filosofía y Letras] (Philosophy and Literature)
* [ Facultad de Derecho] (Law)
* [ Facultad de Medicina] (Medicine)
* [ Facultad de Ciencias Sociales] (Social Sciences)
* [ Facultad de Veterinaria] (Veterinary medicine)
* [ Facultad de Agronomía] (Agronomy)
* [ Facultad de Ciencias Económicas] (Economics)
*Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (Exact Sciences and Natural Sciences)
* [ Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo] (Architecture, Design and Urbanism)

Of these, only the last two have their buildings located in "Ciudad Universitaria", a campus-like location in Nuñez, in northern Buenos Aires. The others are scattered around the city in buildings of various sizes, some have even more than one building. There are projects to move more faculties to "Ciudad Universitaria".

Notable alumni

*Luis Agote - physician
*Julio Cortázar - writer
*Che Guevara - communist leader and revolutionary icon
*José Luis Murature - foreign minister of Argentina
*Richard Tomlinson - former British spy

The following former students and professors of the Universidad de Buenos Aires received the Nobel Prize:
*Carlos Saavedra Lamas -- Peace , 1936.
*Bernardo Houssay -- Physiology , 1947.
*Luis Federico Leloir -- Chemistry , 1970
*César Milstein -- Medicine , 1984.

The following Presidents of Argentina earned their degrees at the Universidad de Buenos Aires:

*Carlos Pellegrini (1890-1892, National Autonomist Party), lawyer
*Luis Sáenz Peña (1892-1895, National Autonomist Party), lawyer
*Manuel Quintana (1904-1906, National Autonomist Party), lawyer
*Roque Sáenz Peña (1910-1914, National Autonomist Party), lawyer
*Victorino de la Plaza (1914-1916, National Autonomist Party), lawyer
*Hipólito Yrigoyen (1916-1922 and 1928-1930, Radical Civic Union), lawyer
*Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear (1922-1928, Radical Civic Union), lawyer
*Agustín Pedro Justo (1932-1938, "Concordancia" (UCR + PAN)), engineer
*Roberto Marcelino Ortiz (1938-1942, "Concordancia" (UCR + PAN)), lawyer
*Ramón Castillo (1942-1943, "Concordancia" (UCR + PAN)), lawyer
*Arturo Frondizi (1958-1962, Intransigent Radical Civic Union), lawyer
*Arturo Umberto Illia (1963-1966, People's Radical Civic Union), physician
*Adolfo Rodríguez Saa (2001, Justicialist Party), lawyer
*Eduardo Duhalde (2002-2003, Justicialist Party), lawyer


*Dr. Antonio Sáenz 13-06-1821 to 25-07-1825.
*Dr. José Valentín Gómez 10-04-1826 to 23-08-1830.
*Dr. Santiago Figueredo 23-08-1830 to 22-02-1832.
*Dr. Paulino Gari 13-12-1832 to 11-1849.
*Dr. Miguel García 11-1849 to 26-06-1852.
*Dr. José Barros Pazos 01 -07-1852 to 5-05-1857.
*Dr. Antonio Cruz Obligado 9-05-1857 to 03-1861.
*Dr. Juan María Gutiérrez 1-04-1861 to 3-10-1873.
*Dr. Vicente Fidel López 15-02-1874 to 12-06-1877.
*Dr. Manuel Quintana 12-06-1877 to 26-01-1881.
*Dr. Eufemio Uballes 1-03-1906 to 1-03-1922.
*Dr. José Arce 1-03-1922 to 1-03-1926.
*Dr. Ricardo Rojas 2-03-1926 to 1-03-1930.
*Dr. Enrique Butty 1-03-1930 to 11-12-1930.
*Dr. Benito Nazar Anchorena (interventor) 16-12-1930 to 1-06-1931.
*Dr. Mariano Castex 1-06-1931 to 9-03-1932.
*Dr. Ángel Gallardo 11-05-1932 to 9-04-1934.
*Dr. Vicente Gallo 11-05-1934 to 11-05-1941.
*Dr. Coroliano Alberini 12-05-1941 to 16-10-1941.
*Dr. Carlos Saavedra Lamas 17-10-1941 to 30-07-1943.
*Dr. Alfredo Labougle(Vice Rector) 31-07-1942 a 1-11-1943.
*Dr. Emilio Ravignani (interventor) 2-11-1943 a 4-11-1943.
*Dr. Tomás Casares (interventor) 4-11-1943 a 9-03-1944.
*Dr. David Arias (interventor) 10-03-1944 a 18-05-1944.
*Dr. Carlos Obligado (interventor) 19-05-1944 a 31-08-1944 .
*Dr. Nicolás Matienzo(gen. secretary at charge) 1-09-1944 a 30-10-1944 .
*Dr. Carlos Waldorp (interventor) 30-10-1944 a 16-02-1945 .
*Dr. Antonio Benítez (national comisioneer) 17-02-1945 a 14-03-1945 .
*Dr. Salvador Oría (vicer Rector) 15-03-1945 a 26-04-1945 .
*Dr. Horacio Rivarola 27-04-1945 a 2-05-1946
*Dr. Nicolás Matienzo gen. secretary at charge)2-05-1946 a 2-05-1946
*Dr. Oscar Ivanissevich (interventor) 4-05-1946 a 5-06-1949.
*Dr. Fernando Bustos (Vice Rector interventor) 6-08-1946 a 2-09-1946 .
*Dr. Agustín Nores Martínez (by interventor's delegation) 3-09-1946 a 20-09-1946.
*Dr. Fernando Bustos (Vice Rector interventor) 21-09-1946 s 24-01-1947 .
*Eng. Agr. Carlos Emery (Vice Rector interventor)3-02-1947 a 19-08-1947.
*Arch. Julio Otaola(Vice Rector interventor) 20-08-1947 a 5-06-1949.
*Arch. Julio Otaola 6-06-1949 a 12-06-1952.
*Dr. Carlos Bancalari 13-06-1952 a 16-10-1953.
*Dr. José Fernández Moreno(Vice Rector) 17-10-1953 a 3-11-1953.
*Dr. Jorge Alberto Taiana 4-11-1953 a 3-06-1955.
*Dr. Ernesto Crámer 4-06-1955 a 31-07-1955.
*Dr. Ernesto Cholvis 1-08-1955 a 26-09-1955.
*Provisory Government Board (FUBA) 27-09-1955 a 30-09-1955.
*Dr. José Luis Romero 1-10-1955
*Eng. José Babini 1-01-1956 to 19-02-1956
*Dr. Alejandro Ceballos 5-05-1956 to 27-12-1957
*Dr. Risieri Frondizi 27-12-1957 to 28-12-1962
*Dr. Julio Olivera 28-12-1962 to 18-03-1965
*Eng. Hilario Fernández Long 26-03-1965 to 29-07-1966
*Dr. Luis Botet 11-08-1966 to 7-02-1968.
*Dr. Raúl Devoto 7-02-1968 to 24-07-1969.
*Dr. Andrés Santas 25-07-1969 to 21-07-1971.
*Dr. Bernabé Quartino 22-07-1971 to 29-01-1973.
*Dr. Carlos Alberto Durrieu 29-01-1973 to 30-05-1973
*Dr. Rodolfo Puiggrós (interventor) 29-05-1973 to 2-10-1973
*Eng. Enrique Martínez (interventor) 7-09-1973 to 2-10-1973
*Lic. Ernesto Villanueva 4-10-1973 to 28-03-1974
*Dr. Vicente Solano Lima 28-03-1974 to 25-07-1974
*Dr. Raúl Federico Laguzzi 25-07-1974 to 17-09-1974
*Dr. Alberto Ottalagano (interventor) 17-09-1974 to 26-12-1974
*Eduardo Mangiante 27-08-1975 to 12-02-1976
*Dr. José Alocén 12-02-1976 to 24-03-1976
*Cap. De Navío Edmundo E. Said 29-03-1976 to 6-08-1976
*Eng. Alberto Costantini 6-08-1976 to 14-09-1976
*Dr. Sol Rabasa 14-09-1976 to 25-02-1977
*Dr. Luis Carlos Cabral 25-02-1977 to 31-08-1978
*Dr. Alberto V. Donnes 31-08-1978 to 23-11-1978
*Dr. Lucas Lennon 24-11-1978 to 20-11-1981
*Dr. Alberto V. Donnes 20-11-1981 to 28-12-1981
*Dr. Alberto Rodríguez Varela 28-12-1981 to 23-12-1982
*Dr. Carlos Segovia Fernández 27-12-1982 to 23-12-1983.
*Dr. Francisco Delich 26-12-1983 to 19-03-1985
*Dr. Oscar Julio Shuberoff 19-03-1985 to 06-05-2002
*Dr. Guillermo Jaim Etcheverry 07-05-2002 to 07-05-2006
*Arq.Berardo Dujovne (acting) 08-05-2006 to 15-05-2006
*Dr. Alfredo Buzzi (acting) 16-05-2006 to 29-05-2006
*Dr. Alberto Boveris (acting) 29-05-2006 to 31-05-2006
*Med. Vet.Aníbal Franco (Vice Rector) 31-05-2006 to 12-12-2006
*Dr. Alfredo Buzzi (acting) 12-12-2006 to 18-12-2006
*Med. Vet. Rubén Hallú 18-12-2006 to


ee also

* List of Argentine universities

External links

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