Universidad del Salvador

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University of El Salvador
Universidad del Salvador
MottoScientiam do menti,
 Cordi Virtutem

Science to the mind,
 Virtue to the Heart
Established1958; 64 years ago (1958)
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic, (Jesuit)
RectorDr. Juan Alejandro Tobias
Studentsca. 28.000 students
CampusNuestra Señora del Pilar

The Universidad del Salvador (USAL) is a Jesuit university in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In addition to its campus in downtown Buenos Aires,[1] it has instructional and research facilities in Pilar,[2] San Miguel, Bahía Blanca, and in the provinces of Santa Cruz[3] and Misiones. As of 2012, approximately 20,000 undergraduate and over 8,000 graduate students were enrolled.


The Society of Jesus (Jesuits), which had founded the first Argentine university in the city of Córdoba in 1622, created the Superior Institute of Philosophy in the seat of the Colegio del Salvador (primary and secondary levels). This Institute was the nearest predecessor for the Universidad del Salvador.

Private universities were authorized in 1955, and on May 2 of the following year the Foundation Act of the "University Faculties of Salvador" was signed. On May 15, 1958, the name was changed to the University Institutes of Salvador, and finally to Universidad del Salvador on December 8, 1959.

In March 1975, the Jesuits entrusted management of the university to a group of lay people, who took on the responsibility of keeping the identity of the Universidad del Salvador by meeting Jesuit goals and aims. Institutional direction is still governed by the Jesuits, who appoint authorities through the Civil Association Universidad del Salvador.

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  1. ^ "Main".
  2. ^ "Pilar".
  3. ^ "Santa Cruz".

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Coordinates: 34°35′58.7″S 58°23′34.48″W / 34.599639°S 58.3929111°W / -34.599639; -58.3929111