Universidad Nacional de Asunción

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Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Motto Vitam Impendere Vero
Established 1889
Type Public
Rector Pedro Gerardo González
Location San Lorenzo, Central, Paraguay
Website www.una.py

The Universidad Nacional de Asunción, abbreviated UNA, is a public university in Paraguay. Founded in 1889, it is the oldest and most traditional university in the country.

When the university just started it had only the Faculties of Law, Medicine and Mathematics, and schools of Clerk, Pharmacy and Obstetrics. Nowadays the UNA has 12 faculties and 2 institutes in 74 careers that take place in different areas of knowledge, offering students the most comprehensive range of vocational training opportunities. The academic community is made up of about 40,000 students and 6,200 teachers.

It also has several institutes and technology centers and research facilities that provide the academic community, both for conducting scientific research, and for the development of postgraduate studies, resulting in contributions to society.


The university campus is spread throughout Paraguay, with centers in Pedro Juan Caballero, Caacupé, San Juan Bautista, Santa Rosa Misiones, Caazapá, Villarrica, Coronel Oviedo, Caaguazú, Paraguarí, Villa Hayes, San Pedro, San Estanislao, Cruce Los Pioneros (Boquerón) and Benjamín Aceval.

UNA currently has twelve Schools:

  • School of Chemical Sciences
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law and Social Sciences
  • School of Economic Sciences
  • School of Philosophy
  • School of Agrarian Sciences
  • School of Veterinary Sciences
  • Polytechnic University
  • School of Architecture, Design and Art
  • School of Exact and Natural Sciences

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Coordinates: 26°20′08″S 57°31′14″W / 26.33556°S 57.52056°W / -26.33556; -57.52056