Andrés Bello Catholic University

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Andrés Bello Catholic University
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
MottoUt innotescat multiformis sapientia Dei
Motto in English
To make known the manifold wisdom of God
EstablishedOctober 23, 1953; 65 years ago (October 23, 1953) [1]
AffiliationSociety of Jesus[2]
ChancellorJorge Urosa[3]
Vice-ChancellorArturo Peraza S.J.
RectorJosé Virtuoso S.J.
Location, ,
ColorsBlue, white and yellow    

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB) is a private university in Venezuela. One of the largest universities in Venezuela, UCAB has campuses in several cities, such as Caracas (where the main campus is located), Los Teques, Guayana and Coro.

Named for Venezuelan writer Andrés Bello, UCAB was founded in October 1953 by the Society of Jesus (Episcopado Venezolano a la Compañía de Jesús). In 2017 it was ranked as the fourth best and top private university in Venezuela.[4]


Faculties of the school include that of Economics and Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, Engineering, Theology, and the Law School. All faculties also offer postgraduate education.[5] The university publications deal mainly with human rights issues[6] and cultural topics.[7] In 2013 the university opened its new library with the goal of delivering state-of-the-art services to faculty and students, including its Cultural Center and Resources for Learning and Research.[8] The university also offers on-line courses and distance learning.[9]

In 2016, UCAB law students took first place in the Spanish version of the International Criminal Court Moot Competition at The Hague.[10] The university's Model United Nations team has been active since 1996, and has won the best delegation award at Harvard University.

Among its notable graduates are: José Antonio Abreu (orchestra conductor, economist, political activist), Milos Alcalay (Venezuelan diplomat), Édgar Ramírez (journalist and actor), María Corina Machado, (Assembly member, founder of Súmate), and Henrique Capriles (lawyer and governor).

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Coordinates: 10°27′51.37″N 66°58′33.37″W / 10.4642694°N 66.9759361°W / 10.4642694; -66.9759361


  1. ^ "Historia". Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  2. ^ "La UCAB". Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Archived from the original on 24 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  3. ^ "Autoridades". Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. Archived from the original on 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  4. ^ "Top Universities in Venezuela | 2017 Venezuelan University Ranking". Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  5. ^ "Ucab". UCAB (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  6. ^ "Ucab". UCAB (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  7. ^ "Ucab". UCAB (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  8. ^ "¿Quiénes Somos? - home". (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  9. ^ "Andres Bello Catholic University | Ranking & Review". Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  10. ^ "Andrés Bello Catholic University (Venezuela) wins ICC Moot Court Competition, Spanish version". Retrieved 2017-09-25.