University of Buenos Aires

public research university in Buenos Aires, Argentina

34°35′59″S 58°22′23″W / 34.59972°S 58.37306°W / -34.59972; -58.37306

University of Buenos Aires
Universidad de Buenos Aires
MottoArgentum virtus robur et studium (Latin)
Motto in English
Argentine virtue is strength and study
Established1821; 203 years ago (1821)
BudgetUS$700 million (2015)[1]
RectorAlberto Barbieri
Academic staff
28,943 (2004)[2]
Students328,361 (2012)[3]
Undergraduates297,639 (2004)[2]
Postgraduates30,000 (2018)[4]

University of Buenos Aires (Spanish: Universidad de Buenos Aires, UBA) is an Argentine public national university based in the city of Buenos Aires. It was founded on August 12, 1821 by the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Martín Rodríguez, and his government minister, Bernardino Rivadavia. The UBA is the largest university in Argentina and is considered to be one of the most prestigious study centers in America and the world. According to the bases of its university statute, "it is a public law entity whose aims are: the promotion, dissemination and preservation of culture [...] being in direct and permanent contact with universal thought and paying particular attention to the Argentine problems"

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  1. "En 2015 se sigue ampliando el presupuesto para las universidades públicas".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "University of Buenos Aires, 2004 Academic Staff Census" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-03-18. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  3. "2012 Student Census".[permanent dead link]
  4. "Más alumnos extranjeros eligen cursar posgrados en la UBA". May 2, 2018.

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