Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina
|Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina|
|Chancellor||His Excellency, Archbishop Dr. Mario Aurelio Poli, Archbishop of Buenos Aires|
|President||His Excellency, Archbishop-elect Dr. Victor Manuel Fernández|
|Location||Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Colors||Blue and White|
The Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, whose full name in Spanish is Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina "Santa María de los Buenos Aires", also known as Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA), is a Catholic and Pontifical university in Argentina with campuses in the cities of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Rosario, Paraná, Mendoza and Pergamino. The main campus is located in Puerto Madero, one of the most modern neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.
It is considered, according to a study by the Spanish Ministry of Education as one of the best private universities in Latin America. In addition, it is the second university preferred by Argentine employers and the sixth in all Latin America.
Its predecessor, the Catholic University of Buenos Aires (1910–1922) was founded by the Argentine episcopate in 1910, but their degrees (provided the legal career) were not recognized by the Argentine government, and the institution was closed in 1922.
In 1955, Decree 6403 concerning the freedom of education enabled the creation of private universities with the authority to deliver academic qualifications. In 1956 the bishops decided to create the Catholic University of Argentina, which would materialize on March 7, 1958, the date on which the UCA was formally founded.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was UCA's Grand Chancellor, by virtue of his office as Primate of Argentina and Metropolitan Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires is Argentina's capital and largest and most important city), until his election in 2013 as Pope Francis to succeed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who had resigned. When His Excellency, Dr. Mario Aurelio Poli was named Archbishop of Buenos Aires by Pope Francis later in 2013, he became Grand Chancellor of the University. In May of 2013, Pope Francis named His Excellency, Rev. Dr. Victor Manuel Fernández, the University's President (after the Grand Chancellor, the next-highest ranking administrator), an Archbishop, as Titular Archbishop of Tiburnia.
Faculties / Institutes
In Buenos Aires
- Faculty of Arts and Musical Sciences
- Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
- Faculty of Economics
- Faculty of Exact Sciences and Engineering
- Faculty of Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Social, Political and Communication Sciences
- Institute of Political Science and International Relations
- Institute of Social Communication, Journalism and Advertising
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Canon Law
- Faculty of Philosophy and Literature
- Faculty of Psychology and Educational Psychology
- Faculty of Theology
- Institute of Bioethics
- Institute of Culture and University Extension
- Institute of Spirituality and Pastoral Action
- Institute for Marriage and Family
- Institute for the Integration of Knowledge
- Faculty "Teresa of Avila"
- Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Economics
- School of Chemical and Engineering "Fray R. Bacon"
- Pergamino Regional Center
- Faculty of Humanities and Education
- Faculty of Economics "San Francisco"
In December 2000, the Office of International Relations was established, renamed to International Relations and Academic Cooperation in 2006, with the aim of promoting the internationalization of all components of the university. From that time the institution has increased its links with prestigious institutions abroad. Among them are:
- Canada: Queen's University, McGill University, Université de Montréal
- USA: Boston College, American University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Washington (Seattle), University of Arizona, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Richmond, University of San Francisco, Washington College
- Mexico: Universidad Anahuac, Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Universidad de Monterrey
- Panama: Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua (USMA)
- Colombia: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad del Rosario
- Brazil: Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Universidade de Brasília (UnB), PUC-Rio, PUC-SP, PUCRS
- Paraguay: Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
- Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV)
- Uruguay: Universidad Católica del Uruguay, Universidad de la República
- Spain: Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Universidad Carlos III, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Universitat Politècnica de València, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
- France: Institut Catholique d'Études Supérieures (I.C.E.S.), Institut de Sciences Politiques (Paris SciencePo), Université Paris Dauphine, Université Paris 5 - René Descartes, Université d'Orléans, Université de Grenoble Pierre Mendès France, Université de Lyon 3, École Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont-Ferrand, École Supérieure Commerce Rouen, Grenoble Ecole Superieure de Commerce, École Supérieure de Commerce Marseille, École Supérieure de Commerce Dijon, Audentia
- United Kingdom: University of Leeds, University of Birmingham, University College London (UCL)
- Italy: Università di Torino, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Pontifical Lateran University (PUL), Università di Firenze, Università di Pisa, II Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"
- Germany: Universität Tübingen, Universität Mannheim, Technische Universität Darmstadt (TUD), WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Frankfurt School of Management (HfB), Bucerius Law School
- Switzerland: Université de Genève
- The Netherlands: Tilburg University, University of Amsterdam
- Sweden: Lunds Universitet
- China: Peking University
- South Korea: Sogang University
- Singapore: Singapore Management University (SMU)
- Australia: Macquarie University, University of Technology, Sydney
- New Zealand: University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington
- "Reseña Historica". UCA. Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-23.