National University of General San Martín

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National University of General San Martín
Universidad Nacional de General San Martín
Other name
Motto La Potencia de Talento (Spanish)
Motto in English
The Power of Talent
Type Public and National
Established June 10, 1992
President Carlos Rafael Ruta
Vice-president Daniel Di Gregorio
Academic staff
Students 16,865
Address (79) Av. 25 de Mayo y (34) Francia, San Martín,  Argentina,  Argentina
Campus more than 10 other locations in district of General San Martín (with its central location at Miguelete), Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Chascomús and the city of Rosario

The National University of General San Martín (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de General San Martín, UNSAM) is an Argentine public national university principally located in the city of San Martín, Buenos Aires Province.

The university was created by national law 24,095 in 1992, after years of law projects and demands for its creation dating back to 1990. The school officially began giving classes in 1994.


The creation of The National University of General San Martin was enabled by two trends: the first, following a tendency initiated in the 1970s, decentralization of the largest universities in Argentina; and the second, following the desire of the local community of San Martin to establish a university in its own territory. This TENSION forged the initial identity of the institution, promoting the capacities and meeting the local demands, and responding to the vacant ares in the Argentinian university system. The first academic activities of undergraduate and postgraduate students begain in 1994.

The university has as its aim and standard the following concepts and ideals: academic liberty and respect for the diversity of thought; team spirit for the continual improvement of the institution; social responsibility and service vocation; efficiency and transparency in management; and respect for other's work and respect for the work environment.


"'Campus Miguelete'" is the grounds of UNSAM and occupies a space of 8.5 hectares, with 48,000 square meters of the surface constructed in the year 2013 and a total plan that reaches 220,000 square meters.

Some courses are taken at INTI and CNEA.

The Instituto Sabato is a branch of this university.

View of campus

Coordinates: 34°34′47″S 58°31′36″W / 34.57972°S 58.52667°W / -34.57972; -58.52667

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