National University of Rosario

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National University of Rosario
Universidad Nacional de Rosario
MottoConfingere hominem cogitantem (Latin)
Motto in English
Educating thoughtful people
Established1968; 53 years ago (1968)
RectorDr. Héctor Floriani
Academic staff
6,500 (2008)
Students76,006 (2008)
Location, ,
Faculty of Exact Sciences, Engineering and Surveying (UNR)
Faculty of Medicine (UNR)
Faculty of Humanities and Arts (UNR)

The National University of Rosario (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de Rosario, UNR) is a research public university located in the city of Rosario, province of Santa Fe, Argentina.


Rosario National University (UNR) was created in 1968 by Law 17.987. Its foundational structure consisted of numerous academic and administrative entities belonging to the Rosario campus of the National University of the Littoral, established in 1918. The schools incorporated in the original university at the time included: the Colleges of Medicine, Biochemistry Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Economic Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Law, Psychology, Political Sciences, Odontology, Agricultural Sciences, Veterinarian Sciences. Other institutions under the original university's aegis included hospitals and secondary schools, the Rosario Music Institute, the Fine Arts Institute, and the Center of Foreign and Modern Languages.[citation needed]

From its beginnings Rosario National University promoted an active relationship with Rosario society. This relationship allowed it to complete every initiated project and sustain growth in accordance to regional demands. Its present structure consists of 12 colleges, 3 high schools and one interdisciplinary academy. It has a building surface of 68,000 square meters (730,000 ft²), where the following academic courses are provided: 124 postgraduate courses, 63 college degrees, 15 technical degrees, 53 intermediate level college degrees, 16 degrees for articulation with the non-university higher education system, and 32 professional degrees (non university post-secondary degrees). An on-line campus was later incorporated, providing distance learning courses by using Web support as a teaching tool.[citation needed]

Rosario National University is committed to: "providing higher education with scientific characteristics towards the formation of researchers, professionals and technicians with broad cultural integration, capable and conscious of their social responsibility, and with the duty of fostering interrelationships among faculty, graduates and students through national and international scientific and cultural centers."[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 32°56′34″S 60°39′00″W / 32.94278°S 60.65000°W / -32.94278; -60.65000