José Matías Delgado University

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Dr. José Matías Delgado University
Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado
Motto Omnia Cum Honore (Latin)
Motto in English
Everything with Honor
Type Private
Established 1977
Rector David Escobar Galindo
Academic staff
678 (2016)
Students 7,624 (2016)
Location Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, El Salvador
13°40′31″N 89°15′25″W / 13.67528°N 89.25694°W / 13.67528; -89.25694Coordinates: 13°40′31″N 89°15′25″W / 13.67528°N 89.25694°W / 13.67528; -89.25694
Campus Urban
Nickname La Matías
Website www.ujmd.edu.sv

Dr. José Matías Delgado University (Spanish: Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado, UJMD), is a private university located in Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad, El Salvador. Founded on September 15, 1977,[1] it is one of the first private institutions of higher education established in El Salvador.

History[edit]

Named in honor of the illustrious Salvadoran priest, lawyer, politician and national hero José Matías Delgado, La Matías was conceived as a nonprofit institution by Salvadoran intellectuals, academics and businessmen, the objective being of forming professionals with the capacity of improving and directing the business and judicial institutions of the time. Its intent from its foundation on 1977 has been to defend and develop free market principles.[2]

By 1978 the University began its academic activities with three faculties: the "Dr. Isidro Menéndez" Faculty of Jurisprudence and Social Sciences; the "Dr. Santiago I. Barberena" Faculty of Economics and the "Francisco Gavidia" Faculty of General Culture and Fine Arts. Following the events of the Salvadoran Civil War, the University continued its activities despite the circumstances of the conflict, causing an increment in the demand of higher education at the time where new faculties and careers developed.[3] It was geographically decentralized during its early years in San Salvador, but was brought together in a single location (the current campus, in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlán) in 1986. In 1992 the faculties of Agriculture and Engineering were created, and then in 1993 with the Faculty of Health Sciences. Between 2004 and 2005 a second campus was opened,[4] transferring the Economics and Jurisprudence faculties mentioned before; and in 2008 another campus was established in the municipality of Soyapango by an agreement with the Padre Arrupe Foundation, becoming a specialized nursing school.[5][6]

Today, La Matías has a reputation for offering a high quality education without neglecting the principles of professional ethics, as expressed in its motto Omnia Cum Honore (Everything with Honor). It offers 24 undergraduate degrees, 10 postgraduate degrees and a large variety of diplomas and courses for continuing education,[7] consisting of a faculty of more than 600 professors. The current rector is the well-known Salvadoran writer, dramatist and jurist, David Escobar Galindo.[8]

Campus[edit]

The University currently has three campuses, with the following faculties and schools:[9][10]

Main Campus[edit]

  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences "Francisco Gavidia"
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Design "Rosemarie Vázquez de Ángel"
    • School of Communications
    • School of Psychology
  • Faculty of Health Sciences "Dr. Luis Edmundo Vásquez"
  • Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Research "Julia Hill de O'Sullivan"
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Postgraduate and Continuing Education

Second Campus[edit]

  • Faculty of Jurisprudence and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Economics, Enterprise and Business

Third Campus[edit]

  • Higher School of Nursing

The University counts with three libraries in each campus,[11] which possess a large quantity of digital and printed resources, including 19th century bibliographic accounts. Additionally it has technical workshops, sports fields, computing centers, medical clinics with psychological assistance; laboratories for chemistry, physics, medicine and agricultural research. It also counts with classrooms and virtual rooms, among others.[12]

Academics[edit]

Undergraduate programs[edit]

José Matías Delgado University allows students to qualify for the following professional areas and degrees:[13]

Postgraduate programs[edit]

Postgraduate studies at José Matías Delgado University consist of the following professional areas and degrees:[14]

Student life[edit]

La Matías offers the opportunity for students to get involved in extracurricular activities like theatre groups, musical choirs, volunteering and sports like the following: chess, soccer, track and field, swimming, basketball, volleyball and taekwondo, among others.[15] It also provides foreign language education like English (which is an academic requirement for graduation), French, Italian and Portuguese.[16]

Distinctions[edit]

Since its foundation, the University has recognized the works of outstanding Savadoran people in their service for the country's community, being the following:[17]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acta de fundación y Estatutos." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Origen institucional." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Historia Universidad Matías Delgado." universidades.sv. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Expanden la Matías Delgado." El Diario de Hoy. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Impartirán DIH en Escuela Superior de Enfermería." Central American University. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "Inscripciones para Enfermería." El Diario de Hoy. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Carreras Matías Delgado." universidades.sv. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "David Escobar Galindo." Poemas del Alma. Retrieved on September 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "Facultades y Escuelas." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  10. ^ "Mapas de Ubicación." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  11. ^ "Ubicación de Bibliotecas UJMD." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 24, 2014.
  12. ^ "Recintos Universitarios." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 24, 2014.
  13. ^ "Oferta Académica." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  14. ^ "Maestrías y Doctorados UJMD." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 18, 2014.
  15. ^ "Actividades extracurriculares." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 28, 2014.
  16. ^ "Centro de Idiomas." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 28, 2014.
  17. ^ "Honoris Causa." José Matías Delgado University. Retrieved on September 28, 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado. Catálogo Estudiantil 2016 (2016). 278 pp.

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