Universidad Nacional de Asunción

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The historic University building
Universidad Nacional de Asunción
Motto Vitam Impendere Vero
Type Public
Established 1889
Rector Pedro Gerardo González
Location San Lorenzo, Central, Paraguay
Website www.una.py

The Universidad Nacional de Asunción, abbreviated UNA, is a public university in Paraguay. Founded in 1889, it is the oldest and most traditional university in the country.

History and evolution[edit]

When the university first started, it consisted of only the Faculties of Law, Medicine and Mathematics, and schools of Clerical, Pharmacy and Obstetrics.

As of 2015, the UNA had 12 faculties and a number of institutes in 74 careers that take place in different areas of knowledge, offering students the most comprehensive range of vocational training opportunities. The academic community is made up of about 40,000 students and 6,200 teachers.

It also has several technology centers and research facilities for the academic community, both for conducting scientific research, and for the development of postgraduate studies, resulting in contributions to society.

Organization[edit]

The university campus is spread throughout Paraguay, with centers in Pedro Juan Caballero, Caacupé, San Juan Bautista, Santa Rosa Misiones, Caazapá, Villarrica, Coronel Oviedo, Caaguazú, Paraguarí, Villa Hayes, San Pedro, San Estanislao, Cruce Los Pioneros (Boquerón) and Benjamín Aceval, in addition to the main campus in San Lorenzo and institutes in Asunción.

Schools[edit]

UNA currently has twelve Schools:

  • School of Chemical Sciences
  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Law and Social Sciences
  • School of Economic Sciences
  • School of Philosophy
  • School of Agrarian Sciences
  • School of Veterinary Sciences
  • Polytechnic University
  • School of Architecture, Design and Art
  • School of Exact and Natural Sciences

Institutes[edit]

  • Institute of the Arts
  • Institute of Languages
  • Institute of Social Work

Partner universities[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°20′08″S 57°31′14″W / 26.33556°S 57.52056°W / -26.33556; -57.52056