University of Palermo (Buenos Aires)

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University of Palermo
Universidad de Palermo
Type Private
Established 1986
Rector Ricardo H. Popovsky
Location Buenos Aires, Argentina
34°35′51″S 58°24′57″W / 34.597447°S 58.415969°W / -34.597447; -58.415969Coordinates: 34°35′51″S 58°24′57″W / 34.597447°S 58.415969°W / -34.597447; -58.415969
Campus Urban

The University of Palermo (Spanish: Universidad de Palermo) is a leading private university located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It has several buildings located in different parts of the city. The university offers several educational programs. It has ties with the universities of Yale, Harvard and NYU among others.[1]


In 1986 a group of academics and intellectuals established the Fundación Universidad de Palermo (University of Palermo Foundation), with the idea of creating a university with the same name.[2]

It's Engineering Research and Development department works with Renewable Energy sources, ranging from wind energy to harvesting from piezoelectric materials.[3] Each year, the department holds a "Feria de ciencias" (Science Fair) which goal is to potentiate the projects of high school students.[4]

International Ties[edit]

The University of Palermo maintains ties with renowned international universities. Among the institutions that hold agreements with the university are: Yale, Harvard, NYU, University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education). Besides, the University of Palermo is host to one of the UNESCO chairs,[5] is a member of the ISEP, and a member of AACSB,[6] and its Architecture career has been accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Academic agreements range from the exchange or visit by professors and alumni to joint research projects.[7]


As a leading university, the Universidad de Palermo has been recognized by the following rankings:[8]

  • Top 400 worldwide - Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2015/2016
  • Top 500 worldwide - QS World University Ranking 2015/2016
  • #71-80 worldwide (#3 in Latin America) among less than 50 years old universities - Ranking QS Top 50 Under 50 2015
  • Best for Design in Argentina, among top 10 in South America and among the top 100 worldwide - QS World University Ranking by Subject 2015, Arts and Design
  • University with the most international students in South America - QS World University Ranking 2015/2016
  • Top 20 South America (Top 10 among privates) - QS World University Ranking 2015/2016

Schools and programs[edit]

The university of palermo offers doctoral, masters and undergraduate degrees. Programs are held within it six schools.

School Programs
School of Architecture Architecture
Postgraduate Degree in Sustainable Design
School of Law Law
Master of Laws, Guidance Criminal Law
Master of Law, Administrative Law Guidance
Master of Law, Environmental Law Guidance
Master of Laws, Employment Law Guidance
Master of Laws, Constitutional Law Orientation and Human Rights
Graduate Program in Criminal Law
Graduate Program in Administrative Law
Graduate Program in Environmental Law
Graduate Program in Labor Law
Graduate Program in Constitutional Law and Human Rights
Doctorate in Law
School of Engineering Degree in Networking and Data Communications
Degree in Management and Systems
Bachelor of Computer Science
Computer Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Electronic Engineering
Master in Information Technology
School of Design and Communications Image and Sound Design
Corporate Image Design
Fashion Design
Fashion Production
Industrial Design
Information Design
BA in Design
Master of Design
Corporate Communication
Degree in Advertising
Degree in Public Relations
Degree in Art Direction
Degree in Theatre Direction
Cinema and Television (BA in Communication Studies)
Degree in Photography
School of Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Political Science
Degree in International Relations
Bachelor of Humanities and Social Sciences
Degree in Journalism
Degree in Psychology
Doctorate in Psychology (Ph.D.)
University Teaching
Master of Higher Education
Doctorate in Higher Education (PhD.)
School of Economics Public Accountant
Bachelor in Management
Bachelor in Marketing
Bachelor in International Trade
Bachelor in Human Resources
Graduate School of Business MBA (Master of Business Administration)
MBA. Finance Orientation
MBA. Marketing Orientation
MBA. Information Systems Orientation
MBA. Strategic Management Orientation
MBA. HR Orientation
MBA. Operations Management Orientation


The University of Palermo's library has with more than 45,000 volumes including audio-visual and printed material. The collection can be searched through the Internet. Its director is Roberto Cagnolli[9]

Famous Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Vinculaciones internacionales
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  5. ^ UNESCO-UNU Mobile Chair in University History and Future
  6. ^ The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  7. ^ Vinculaciones internacionales
  8. ^
  9. ^ Biblioteca de la Universidad de Palermo

External links[edit]

(Spanish)* Official website