Universities in Argentina
Not only is Argentina one of the most popular places to study within Latin America, it’s also one of the fastest-growing centers of university education, with 39 institutions featuring in the QS Latin America University Rankings 2018, This growth, which is largely thanks to the economic boom enjoyed by the country in the early 21st century, has led the following universities to be considered among the continent’s finest.
Universidad de Buenos Aires
The nation’s highest-ranked university is the Universidad de Buenos Aires. It’s ranked 75th in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and ninth in the QS Latin America University Rankings 2018.
The largest university in Argentina, and one of the largest by enrollment in Latin America, the Universidad de Buenos Aires is a public university with 13 departments, 10 museums and six hospitals under its umbrella. Founded in 1821, the institution has also produced four Nobel Prize laureates, more than any other Spanish-speaking university, and counts the famous Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara among its alumni. The school does not have a main campus, but has buildings scattered across the city of Buenos Aires.
Notable subject strengths for the Universidad de Buenos Aires, based on the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, include anthropology, art and design, sociology, law and anatomy & physiology. For each of these, the university is ranked within the top 100 in the world.
Established in 1979, Universidad Austral is a private, Catholic university currently ranked joint 331st in the world and 24th in Latin America. Its main campus is in Buenos Aires, but the school also has faculties and departments based in Rosario (the faculty of business science) and Pilar (Austral University Hospital, the faculty of biomedical science, IAE Business School and Parque Austral – a research and development enterprise park for science, technology and business).
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires (UCA)
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina Santa María de los Buenos Aires, otherwise known as Universidad Católica Argentina, or just UCA, is joint 364th in the latest world rankings and 36th in the 2018 Latin American rankings. Established in 1958, the Universidad Católica Argentina is another private, Catholic university, and its chancellor is the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. The school’s main campus is situated in Puerto Madero, one of the most modernized areas of Buenos Aires.
Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA)
Also located in Buenos Aires, the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires is a private university, ranked 551-600 in the world and 60th in Latin America. The school has a current enrollment of almost 2,000 students with a primary focus on business, engineering and information technology. Established in 1959, the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires is known as one of Argentina’s leading trainers of the next generation of engineers.
Other universities in Argentina
Also featured prominently in the World University Rankings 2018 are the Universidad de Belgrano (337th), the Universidad de Palermo (431-440) and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, (651-700), which climbed from 42nd to 21st in the Latin America rankings. For the full list of internationally ranked universities in Argentina take a look at the latest QS Latin America University Rankings.
Discover more top universities in Argentina with the QS Latin America University Rankings