University of the Republic (Uruguay)
|Universidad de la República|
|Established||July 18, 1849|
The University of the Republic (Spanish: Universidad de la República, sometimes UdelaR) is Uruguay's public university. It is the most important, oldest, and largest university of the country, with a student body of 108,886 students (2012). It was founded on July 18, 1849 in Montevideo, where most of its buildings and facilities are still located. Its current Rector is Dr. Roberto Markarián.
The process of founding the country's public university began on June 11, 1833 when a law proposed by then-Senator Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga was passed. It called for the creation of nine academic departments; the President of the Republic would pass a decree formally creating the departments once the majority of them were in operation. In 1836 the House of General Studies was formed, housing the departments of Latin, philosophy, mathematics, theology and jurisprudence.
On May 27, 1838, Manuel Oribe passed a decree through which created the Greater University of the Republic. That decree had few practical effects, given the institutional instability of the Oriental Republic of the Uruguay at that time.
- School of Agronomy
- School of Architecture
- School of Arts
- School of Chemistry
- School of Economic Science and Administration
- School of Engineering
- School of Humanities and Education Science
- University of the Republic Law School
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Odontology
- School of Psychology
- School of Science
- School of Social Science
- School of Veterinary Medicine
The University of the Republic Law School was established on June 18, 1838 as the Academy of Jurisprudence, making it the oldest law school in the nation. It became a branch of the University of the Republic on July 18, 1849. It is the only branch of the university that hasn't moved from the main building downtown Montevideo. It was the only law school in Uruguay until the arrival of the Catholic University in 1984.
Many Presidents of Uruguay, senators, representatives and other public authorities with a law degree have graduated from this law school. Notable professors include Jorge Gamarra, Alejandro Abal, Alberto Perez Perez, Dora Bagdassarian, Helios Sarthou, Carlos Delpiazzo, Gonzalo Fernandez, and Daniel Ferrere.
Schools and Institutes
- Licentiateship in Communication Studies
- School of Administration
- School of Library Science and Related Sciences
- School of Medical Technology
- School of Nutrition and Dietetics
- School of Obstetrics
- School of Odontological Technology
In an effort to decentralize higher education, the University has opened schools in cities other than Montevideo. Its Regional Norte in Salto offers degrees in Architecture, Law and Nursing. Fragments of other degrees, which can be completed in Montevideo, are also offered there. At the Casa Universitaria in Rivera, the Faculty of Sciences offers the Technicature in Management of Environmental Resources, which has a duration of two and a half years.
- "URAP - University Ranking by Academic Performance".
- Facultad de Derecho | Universidad de la República | Uruguay www.fder.edu.uy
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- Universidad de la República
- Facultad de Agronomía (Faculty of Agronomy)
- Facultad de Arquitectura (Faculty of Architecture)
- Facultad de Ciencias (Faculty of Sciences)
- Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y de Administración (Faculty of Economic Science and Administration
- Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (Faculty of Social Science)
- Facultad de Derecho (Faculty of Law)
- Facultad de Enfermería (Faculty of Nursing)
- Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias de la Educación (Faculty of Humanities and Education Science)
- Facultad de Ingeniería (Faculty of Engineering)
- Facultad de Medicina (Faculty of Medicine)
- Facultad de Odontología (Faculty of Odontology)
- Facultad de Psicología (Faculty of Psychology)
- Facultad de Química (Faculty of Chemistry)
- Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine)
- Escuela de Administración (School of Administration)
- Escuela de Tecnología Odontológica (School of Odontological Technology)
- Escuela Universitaria de Bibliotecología y Ciencias Afines (School of Library Science and Related Sciences)
- Escuela Universitaria de Música (School of Music)
- Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Communicación (Licenciateship in Communication Studies)
- Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (National School of Fine Arts)