In 2018, 39 Argentinian institutions led the ranking of Latin American universities. We have chosen for you the top universities in Argentina.
Argentina is not only one of the most popular places to study in Latin American, but also one of the fastest-growing centers of university education. This growth is thanks to the economic prosperity the country saw in the early twenty-first century, which led to considering the following universities as of the best in the continent.
University of Buenos Aires (UBA)
The University of Buenos Aires is the most prestigious university in Argentina. It ranks the 75th in the QS World University Ranking and the ninth in QS ranking for Latin America.
The university is the biggest in Argentina and one of the biggest in Latin America. It is a public university and includes 13 faculties, 17 museums, and 6 hospitals. The university was founded in 1821. It graduated five noble winners, more than any other Spanish-speaking university. Its list of graduates includes Che Guevara.
Moreover, the university does not include the main campus, but it has several buildings spread over Buenos Aires city.
Based on QS World University Ranking for the top 100 universities around the world, the strong points of UBA according to the area of study, including anthropology, arts, and design, sociology, law, anatomy, and physiology.
Lean more about the university at Universidad de Buenos Aires
The university was established in 1979. It is a private Catholic university. It currently ranks the 331st globally and the 24th in Latin America. The main campus is located in Buenos Aires, but it has faculties and departments in Rosario, such as the Faculty of Business Studies, and in Pilar, such as the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Austral University Hospital, IAE Business School, and the National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET).
Read more at Universidad Austral
The Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA)
This university is known as the Catholic university in Argentina, or just the UCA. It comes in the 364th rank globally and 24th in Latin America. UCA’s origins dates back to 1958; it is another Catholic private university. The main campus is located in Puerto Madero, which is one of the most modern areas in Buenos Aires.
Find more information at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires UCA
Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA)
The institute is located in Buenos Aires. It is a private university. It ranks the 551st and 600th worldwide and the 60th in Latin America. The institute currently has around 2,000 students.
Additionally, it mainly focuses on business, engineering, and information technology. ITBA was established in Buenos Aires in 1959. It is one of the leading training institutes in Argentina for the next generation of engineers.
To get more information, visit Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires ITBA
Torcuato Di Tella University
The university was founded in 1991 and is located in Belgrano. It ranks the 651st and 700th globally.
Its mission is to educate new generations of academic and social leaders, politicians, and businessmen. This is in addition to promoting the research and scholarships in arts and sciences.
The university includes schools, centers, administrations, together with the postgraduate and university studies’ departments in humanities and social sciences.
Furthermore, it offers 9 undergraduate degrees in business economics, economy, history, international relations, law, and humanities. This is in addition to 24 graduate degrees in business administration, economy, finance, history, international studies, journalism, law, public policy, urban economics, and education management.
The university holds weekly workshops in the economy, political science, business economics, international affairs, contemporary architecture, writing, and literary criticism, and legal philosophy. Moreover, the academic calendar of the university consists of two semesters of 15 weeks.
Learn more at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
National University of Córdoba
The origins of the National University of Córdoba (UNC) date back to the 17th century, which makes the institution the oldest university of Argentina. It is also the second-largest university in the country in number of academic programs and students. Another interesting fact about this institution is that the colonial university buildings in downtown Córdoba were declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 2000.
Moreover, the university offers international students the opportunity to earn undergraduate degrees for one or two semesters. All courses are however in Spanish, so most programs require the students to be proficient (B2 level) in the Spanish language. Besides, UNC has 14 faculties, where you can find as various study fields as law, social sciences, architecture, planning and design, economics, medicine, philosophy and humanities, psychology… to name a few.
For more info, visit the website of the National University of Córdoba
National University of La Plata (UNLP)
The last Argentinian university of our list is also one of the best universities in Latin America. It is also the biggest university of the city of La Plata, the capital city of the province of Buenos Aires. The institution was born in the beginning of the 1900s and functioned with 3 faculties in the beginning. Nowadays, this number has risen to 17 faculties, which provide 111 undergraduate degrees and 170 postgraduate degrees in all.
Faithful to its reputation of bigger institution of higher education, UNLP has a Museum of Natural Sciences along with a network of 12 thematic museums, a planetarium, a publishing house, a public library, an astronomical observatory, and an AM-FM Radio. Moreover, it is one of the most important centers of knowledge in Latin America and on the top positions of scientific production in the region. You can even find some of their scientific and research publications in some of the most influential magazines of the world.
Learn more on UNLP’s website
As for the admission requirements, they differ according to the university and program.
For more information, check our next article about how to enroll in an Argentinian university.
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