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INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION

Created in 1821, the University of Buenos Aires is one of the most important public institutions of higher education in Latin America and is currently a national and international landmark for education and vocational training, research and university extension.

 
  • THE GOVERNMENT OF UBA
    The government of the University of Buenos Aires is constituted by the Rector and the Superior Council. The Rector is elected by the University Assembly -– a representative organ of the Schools  - and lasts four years in his functions.
    The Superior Council is composed of theRector, the Deans of the thirteen Faculties and five representatives for each of the academic bodies: teachers, graduates, and students.
    Each School has a government composed of the Dean and the Board of Directors, which consists of eight representatives of the Academic Staff, four of the graduates and four of the students, all of them elected by a direct and compulsory voting system.
    The Board of Directors is the one that designates the Dean and Deputy Dean, positions that must be exercised by Professors of the same School.
     



  • UNIVERSITY AUTHORITIES
    Rector, Prof. Dr. Alberto Edgardo Barbieri
    Vice-rector, Abg. Juan Pablo Mas Velez
    Secretary of Academic Affairs, Lic. María Catalina Nosiglia
    Secretary of Science and Technology, Dr. Ing. Aníbal Cofone
    Secretary of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Adrián Scroca
    Secretary of International Affairs, Lic. Patricio Conejero Ortiz 
    Secretary of University Extension and Student Welfare, Od. Gustavo Galli
    Secretary of Institutional Affairs, Culture and Communication, Lic. Paula Quattrocchi
    Secretary- General, Mgtr. Luis Genovesi
    Secretary of Finance and Administration, Dr César Albornoz
    Secretary of Infrastructure Planning, Arq. Eduardo Cajide
    Secretary of Intermediate Education, Mg. Oscar García
    Secretary of Policies on Design and Technological Innovation: Mr. Ariel Misuraca
    Secretary for Development and Welfare of University Workers, Mr. Jorge Anró
    General Auditor of UBA, Accountant Roberto Vázquez
    Executive Coordinator of the Educational Quality Promotion Unit: Mr. Marcelo Miguez
     



  • HISTORY
    The University of Buenos Aires -UBA- was created by a decree of the government of the Province of Buenos Aires in August 1821 and was formally inaugurated with a ceremony held at San Ignacio's Church, constituting the second university founded in the territory of Argentina. It was initially organized into six departments: Letters, Preparatory Studies, Exact Sciences, Medicine, Jurisprudence, and Sacred Sciences.
    In 1881, UBA became dependent on the National Government and in 1886 it assumed  the organization in Faculties, the first one being: Medical Sciences, Law and Social Sciences, and Exact Sciences.
    In its almost two centuries of history , it has become one of the most important public institutions of higher education in Latin America and is currently a national and international reference centre for education and vocational training, research and university extension.



NOBEL PRIZE LAUREATES

CARLOS SAAVEDRA LAMAS: 1936 Nobel Peace Prize for his mediation in the conflict between Bolivia and Paraguay. Mr. Saavedra Lamas was the first Latin American to be awarded the Nobel Prize and was Chancellor of UBA between 1941 and 1943.
BERNARDO ALBERTO HOUSSAY: 1947 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the role played by the hormone of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland in sugar metabolism.
LUIS FEDERICO LELOIR: 1970 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of nucleotide-sugars and their role in carbohydrate biosynthesis.
ADOLFO PÉREZ ESQUIVEL: 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his fight for human rights. He is a professor of the School of Social Sciences and was granted a Doctor Honoris Causa degree.
CÉSAR MILSTEIN: 1984 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the principle that allows the production of monoclonal antibodies.