Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín

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Coordinates: 10°41′36″N 71°38′01″W / 10.6933°N 71.6337°W / 10.6933; -71.6337

Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin University (URBE)
Latin: Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín
Motto Somos Excelencia (Spanish)
Motto in English
We are Excellency
Established 5 October 1989; 27 years ago (1989-10-05)
Vice-Chancellor Dr. René Aguirre Bracho
Principal Dr. Oscar Belloso Vargas
Students approx. 40,000
Undergraduates Unknown
Postgraduates Unknown
Other students
Location Maracaibo, Zulia,  Venezuela
Campus 71.126 yd²
Colours Intense Red, Blue & White             
Nickname URBE
Affiliations Universia
EF (Education First)
Website www.urbe.edu

The Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin University (Spanish: Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín, URBE) is a private university in Maracaibo, Zulia State, and one of the largest in Venezuela. The university was founded by its founding principal and superior council president, Dr. Oscar Belloso Medina in 1989.

It has approximately 40.000 students in undergraduate, graduate and other courses offered by this university and these are divided into 5 faculties from which they derive 9 schools that are taught in 17 runs and 25 graduate programs. It also has a line of media which are: TV URBE,[1] a television station dedicated to the university; URBE 96.3fm,[2] radio station 96.3 FM frequency for the state of Zulia, and an official web portal.[3]



The university was founded on 5 October 1989 in honor of Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin, MD founder and rector of the university. It started academic activities on 26 March 1990 with 567 students and 100 teachers.


On 5 October 1995, six years after the foundation of the city, he joined the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences with the School of Law and the Faculty of Administrative Sciences adds two new degrees: Accounting and Industrial Relations.

By November 1996, the Graduate Student Day, marks the final entry to the super information highway with the operation of the Internet.


Rafael Belloso Chacin University has 5 faculties, 9 schools and a total of 17 races:

Faculty of Engineering
  • School of Informatic Engineering
  • School of Computer Engineering
  • School of Industrial Engineering
  • School of Electronic Engineering (Telecommunications and Automatization and Control)
Faculty of Humanities and Education
  • School of Education (Integral and Preschool)
  • School of Social Communication (Journalism, Audivisual Communication, Advertising and Public Relations)
Faculty of Administrative Sciences
  • Accounting
  • School of Administration (Business, Marketing, Banking and Insurance)
  • Human Resources Management
Faculty of Computer Science
  • Graphic Design
Faculty of Law
  • Law School


  1. ^ "URBE TVeducativa". UrbeTelevision.tv. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ "URBE 96.3 FM". URBE 96.3 FM. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  3. ^ "URBE - Universidad Privada Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacín". Urbe.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 

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