Catholic University of Uruguay

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Catholic University of Uruguay
Motto Latin: Veritas liberabit vos
("The truth will set you free")
Type Private
Established 1882; reopened 1985
Religious affiliation
Jesuit (Roman Catholic)
Students Over 10,000
Location Av. 8 de Octubre,
Montevideo 11600,
Colors Blue and White
Universidad Católica del Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga.jpg

The Catholic University of Uruguay (in Spanish: Universidad Católica del Uruguay) is a private university in Uruguay opened in 1985 (from various previous Catholic teaching institutions).[1] It was the only private university in the country for 11 years until 1996. Its full name is Universidad Católica del Uruguay Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga, after Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga, and is a work of the Society of Jesus.[2]

Its main campus is spread out in six locations in Montevideo and two other campuses in Maldonado and Salto.[3]


The university was founded by the Archbishop of Montevideo, Monseigneur Mariano Soler, in 1882. In 1985, it was reopened and entrusted to the Society of Jesus. The university seeks to promote a combination of academic excellency, ideological pluralism, ecumenism, and inter-religious dialogue.

From its beginning, the Catholic University of Uruguay gave itself the challenge of being a different option in university teaching. It took to working in areas that had been neglected, and to playing a role as an innovator in the development of new educational methods and evangelization of culture. It is now one of the most prestigious centers of university learning in Uruguay.


The university is divided into seven departments:


  • Department of Business Sciences
    • Public accountant
    • Business Administration
    • Business Administration in Tourism
    • Economics
    • Human Relations and Labor Relations
    • International Negotiations and Integration
    • Cattle Agriculture
  • Department of Human Sciences
    • Visual Arts
    • Political Science
    • Communication
    • Primary Education
    • Audiovisual Engineering
    • Physical Education
    • Sociology
    • Social Work
    • Teaching
  • Department of Law
    • Attorney-at-Law
    • Notary Public
  • Department Nursing and Health Technologies
    • Nursing
    • Nursing (Professional)
    • Physical Therapy
    • Nutrition
    • Psychomotor Education
  • Department de Engineering and Technology
    • Food Engineering
    • Electric Engineering
    • Engineering in Informatics
    • Engineering in High-power Electronic Systems
    • Telecommunications Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Informatics
    • Audiovisual Engineering
  • Department of Dentistry
    • Dentist
    • Dental Assistant
  • Department of Psychology
    • Speech Therapy
    • Psychology
    • Psychopedagogy
    • Occupational Health and Safety
    • Therapy Assistance


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Coordinates: 34°53′18.58″S 56°9′32.97″W / 34.8884944°S 56.1591583°W / -34.8884944; -56.1591583