National University of the Northeast (Argentina)

National University of the Northeast (Argentina)

South America

National University of the Northeast (UNNE). Public university of Argentina with rectory in the city of Corrientes and vice-rectorate in Resistencia, provinces of Corrientes and Chaco, respectively. Founded on December 4, 1956, and brought together various entities dependent on the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) and the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (UNT), as well as other local institutions.


Between the years 1920 and 1955, university life in the Northeast was constituted by the operation of Faculties, Careers and Institutes created by the National Universities of the Litoral and Tucumán and subordinated to them.

Among the Faculties that formed the UNL was the Faculty of Agriculture, Livestock and Related Industries based in the city of Corrientes. There arose -as an initiative of a group of professors and attending to the needs of the environment- the National Institute of Teachers, whose operation was authorized by the Rectorate of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral on June 6, 1951.

On April 30, 1951, Resolution No. 262 was issued at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, which authorized the Faculty of Economic, Commercial and Political Sciences to create in the city of Resistencia a first-year division of the Public Accountant and Expertise career. Splitter. It arose in response to the request that the Governor of the National Territory of Chaco -giving way to the concern of the then Director of the National School of Commerce of Resistencia- raised to the Ministry of Education of the Nation.

The School of Medicine was created in Corrientes on March 5, 1953 by Resolution No. 79 of the Rector’s Office of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, ad referendum of the University Council, which confirmed it by Resolution No. 234 of March 24 of the same year, as dependent of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Pharmacy and Minor Branches of the mentioned University.

In 1937, at the initiative of the Rector of the National University of Tucumán, it was decided to create in that house a research organization dedicated to the study of different facets of the reality of the northern region of the country, among which health was included. That body, created on November 6, 1937, was called the Regional Research Department and included six dependencies with related purposes, one of them being the Regional Medicine Institute, created by Resolution No. 315/73 of December 7, 1937. In 1954, Resolution No. 1221/226/954 resolved the transfer of the headquarters of the Institute of Regional Medicine to the city of Resistencia.

On April 2, 1955, the School of Law was created, dependent on the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, with operations in the city of Corrientes.

With the provincialization of the national territories, the desire to create a university center in the region had grown. The increase in secondary enrollment and the creation of numerous establishments of this level, made the need for teachers and the demand for higher education more urgent to avoid the emigration of young people to other centers.

Towards the middle of the 20th century, responding essentially to the concerted anonymous force of each of the provincial communities involved, the Universidad Nacional del Nordeste emerged on December 14, 1956 by Decree Law No. 22,299.

Regional Centers and Colleges

It also has Regional University Centers that have classroom extensions located in the Chaco cities of Charata, Juan José Castelli and General Pinedo, in the Corrientes cities of Goya, Paso de los Libres, Ituzaingó, Santo Tomé, Esquina and Curuzú Cuatiá; It also had offices in Posadas (Misiones), Clorinda (Formosa) and Ciudad de Formosa.


  • Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism (FAU)
  • Faculty of Arts, Design and Cultural Sciences (FADYCC)
  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FCA)
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences (FCE)
  • Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences and Surveying (FACENA)
  • Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (FCV)
  • Faculty of Law and Social and Political Sciences (FDCSP)
  • Faculty of Humanities (FH)
  • Faculty of Engineering (FI)
  • Faculty of Medicine (FM)
  • Faculty of Dentistry (FO)

Applied research and extension

From forest dump to methane gas

Due to the extremely high (and free) availability of shavings and sawdust that exists in the sawmills and carpentry shops of the province of Chaco, a group of specialists from the UNNE, through anaerobic biodigestion tests, carried out a study to determine the amount of methane gas that can be produced with these wastes, which do not have a specific purpose or use. The measurements showed that the production of biogas for the pine is greater than that of the carob tree.

Energy equipment for refrigerators

UNNE professionals designed an electronic power injection controller, which optimizes the electrical consumption of refrigerators based on the absorption cycle, which are usually used in hotels or in rural areas. Low cost and simple to install, this equipment achieves savings of between 25 and 45 percent. The researchers predict that an average annual saving of 19.7 per cent can be achieved for 60-litre equipment and 40 per cent for 150-litre equipment.

The water in the horticultural zone of Corrientes is not suitable for consumption

A chemical analysis by UNNE specialists, carried out on different water sources belonging to different farms in the horticultural area of ​​Corrientes, resulted in a high concentration of nitrates, which are harmful to health and can be lethal in children. Through the study it was determined that water contamination is caused by the use of fertilizers for agriculture.

National University of the Northeast (Argentina)