List of universities in Venezuela

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A panoramic depiction of a two-story nineteenth-century building alongside a square with several small trees.
The Universidad Central de Venezuela old campus in 1911. The building also served as the location for the National Library when it was founded in 1833. It is known as the "Palacio de las Academias".

Venezuela has a wide array of universities, offering courses in a broad variety of subjects, spread between a total 23 public and 24 private universities located across several states. As a result of a Royal Decree signed by Philip V of Spain, the Central University of Venezuela—the country's oldest—was founded in 1721 as "Universidad Real y Pontificia de Caracas". The campus was originally at the now-known "Palacio de las Academias" but, in 1944, president Isaías Medina Angarita relocated it to the University City of Caracas.[1]

The second oldest university is the University of the Andes. Established in 1810 as the "Real Universidad de San Buenaventura de Mérida de los Caballeros", its origins date back to 1785 when Fray Juan Ramos de Lora founded a priest school in the city of Mérida.[2] The University of Zulia—the third-oldest university—was founded in 1891 when the Federal College of Maracaibo was converted into a university. The government ordered the closure of the university for political reasons in 1904, and it remained closed until 1946.[3] The University of Carabobo is the last to be founded before the twentieth century by being established in 1892 and dating back to 1833 when the College of Carabobo was created by presidential decree.[4]

The first private university established in the country was the Andres Bello Catholic University, founded in 1953 as the "Catholic University of Venezuela" under the government of Marcos Pérez Jiménez.[5] The development of the Nueva Esparta University begun when the Nueva Esparta College was established in 1954. After major improvements over the structure, the university was formally re-appointed under its current name.[6] Originally designed as an extension of the Andres Bello Catholic University in 1962, the Catholic University of Táchira was established as an autonomic university in 1982, becoming the second catholic university in the country.[7] The Metropolitan University's foundation dates back to 1960, when entrepeneour Eugenio Mendoza led a civil group to develop an institution "skilled to capacitate, with modern criteria, young students from all social classes." The university was finally established in 1970.[8]

List[edit]

Public[edit]

The Universidad Central de Venezuela was founded in 1721 as the "Universidad Real y Pontificia de Caracas", as a result of a Royal Decree signed by Philip V of Spain.[1]
The Universidad Politécnica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional was established in 1974 by a resolution of the ministry of defense and the president of Venezuela, Rafael Caldera.[9]
The establishment of the University of Carabobo dates back to 1833 when the College of Carabobo was created by presidential decree.[4]
The Universidad de Los Andes was established 1810 as the "Real Universidad de San Buenaventura de Mérida de los Caballeros".[2]
Public universities with foundation date and location
Name Founded Headquarters[A] Ref.
Universidad Bolivariana de Venezuela
(UBV)
2003 Caracas [10]
Universidad Central de Venezuela
(UCV)
1721 Caracas [1]
Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado
(UCLA)
1962 Barquisimeto [11]
Universidad de Carabobo
(UC)
1892 Valencia [4]
Universidad Indígena de Venezuela
(UIV)
2000 Bolívar [12]
Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana
(UNEG)
1982 Puerto Ordaz and San Felix [13]
Universidad de Los Andes
(ULA)
1810 Mérida [2]
Universidad de Los Llanos Centrales Rómulo Gallegos
(UNERG)
1977 San Juan de los Morros [14]
Universidad de Los Llanos Occidentales Ezequiel Zamora
(UNELLEZ)
1975 Barinas [15]
Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira
(UNET)
1974 San Cristóbal [16]
Universidad Nacional Experimental de Yaracuy
(UNEY)
2000 San Felipe [17]
Universidad del Zulia
(LUZ)
1891 Maracaibo [3]
Universidad de Oriente
(UDO)
1958 Cumaná [18]
Universidad Nacional Experimental Francisco de Miranda
(UNEFM)
1977 Santa Ana de Coro [19]
Universidad Marítima del Caribe
(UMC)
2000 Catia La Mar [20]
Universidad Nacional Abierta
(UNA)
1977 Caracas [21]
Universidad Pedagógica Experimental Libertador
(UPEL)
1983 Caracas [22]
Universidad Politécnica Antonio José de Sucre
(UNEXPO)
1979 Barquisimeto [23]
Universidad Politécnica de la Fuerza Armada Nacional
(UNEFA)
1974 Caracas [9]
Universidad Rafael María Baralt
(UNERMB)
1982 Cabimas [24]
Universidad Simón Bolívar
(USB)
1967 Caracas [25]
Universidad Simón Rodríguez
(UNESR)
1971 Caracas [26]
Universidad Sur del Lago Jesús María Semprum
(UNESUR)
2000 Colon, Zulia [27]

Private[edit]

Private universities with foundation date and location
Name Founded Headquarters[A] Ref.
Universidad Alejandro de Humboldt
(UNIHUMBOLDT)
1997 Caracas [28]
Universidad Alonso de Ojeda
(UNIOJEDA)
2002 Ciudad Ojeda [29]
Universidad Arturo Michelena
(UAM)
2001 Valencia [30]
Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua
(UBA)
1986 Maracay [31]
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
(UCAB)
1953 Caracas [5]
Universidad Católica Cecilio Acosta
(UNICA)
1983 Maracaibo [32]
Universidad Católica del Táchira
(UCAT)
1962[B] San Cristóbal [7]
Universidad Católica Santa Rosa
(SANTAROSA)
1999[C] Caracas [33]
Universidad de Margarita
(UNIMAR)
2000 Isla de Margarita [34]
Universidad Dr. José Gregorio Hernández
(UJGH)
2002 Valera [35]
Universidad Fermín Toro
(UFT)
1989 Barquisimeto [36]
Universidad José Antonio Páez
(UJAP)
1997 Valencia [37]
Universidad José María Vargas
(UJMV)
1995 Caracas [38]
Universidad Metropolitana
(UNIMET)
1970 Caracas [8]
Universidad Monteávila
(UMA)
1998 Caracas [39]
Universidad Nororiental Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho
(UGMA)
1987 Barcelona [40]
Universidad Nueva Esparta
(UNE)
1954 Caracas [6]
Universidad Panamericana del Puerto
(UNIPAP)
2003 Puerto Cabello [41]
Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacin
(URBE)
1989 Maracaibo [42]
Universidad Rafael Urdaneta
(URU)
1974 Maracaibo [43]
Universidad Santa María
(USM)
1983 Caracas [44]
[45]
Universidad Tecnológica del Centro
(UNITEC)
1979 Guacara [46]
Universidad Valle del Momboy
(UVM)
1997 Valera [47]
Universidad Yacambú
(UNY)
1989 Barquisimeto [48]

Notes[edit]

  • A Most universities have main headquarters and several additional venues spread across the country where additional careers are taught. This column only lists the main headquarters' location.
  • B The Universidad Católica del Táchira, originally founded as an extension of the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, received its autonomy in 1982.[7]
  • C The Universidad Católica Santa Rosa was originally entitled "Universidad Santa Rosa" at the time of its foundation in 1999. The name was changed in 2003.[33]

References[edit]

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