University of the Republic (Uruguay)

University of the Republic (Uruguay)

South America

The University of the Republic (Udelar). It is the main institution of Higher Education and research in Uruguay. It is public and autonomous and opened its doors on July 18, 1849


The Universidad Mayor de la República emerged into public life on July 18, 1849 when its inauguration and solemn installation in the chapel of San Ignacio was carried out in compliance with the Decree of July 14, 1849 promulgated by President Joaquín Suárez.

However, the process begins its founding sixteen years before the November of June of 1833, when the proposed law by then – Senator of the Republic, the Presbyter Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga, is approved. This law provided for the creation of nine chairs. In accordance with it, the President of the Republic should formally decree its installation when the majority of the chairs are being exercised. Thus arises the House of General Studies which, in 1836, already had established the chairs of Latin, Philosophy, Mathematics, Theology and Jurisprudence.

The 27 of maypole of 1838, President Manuel Oribe issued a decree that makes the House of General Studies in Higher University of the Republic. On May 28, the Executive Power sent to the Chambers a draft Organic Law for the institution that had been drafted by Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga but could not be considered when the civil war broke out in our country (Great War).

President Joaquín Suárez in his decree of July 14, 1849, orders to immediately comply with the norms established in 1833 and 1838 and at the inauguration ceremony, on July 18, 1849, the Apostolic Vicar Lorenzo A. Fernández, successor, is appointed Rector. of the late Dámaso Antonio Larrañaga as the main national ecclesiastical hierarchy. Although it seems that the new institution is under the power of the Church, in reality the real control is exercised by the State through its Minister of Government.

University authorities

  • Rector: Dr. Roberto Markarian
  • Vice-Rector: Dr. Hugo Calabria
  • Secretary: Lic. Paul paroli
  • Rector Division Director: Lic. Virginia Pérez
  • Academic Assistants: Br. Gonzalo Belcredi Zamba, Dra. Silvia Raquel Canedo Chiodi, Dr. Álvaro Danza Galdo, Lic. Alejandro Landoni Béttega, Arch. Ana Pertzel

Degree courses

The offer of undergraduate programs is organized by areas of knowledge:

  • Agricultural Sciences Area
  • Artistic Area
  • Sciences and Technologies Area
  • Health Sciences Area
  • Social and Human Sciences Area
  • Higher Institute of Physical Education

Inside the country

  • Agricultural Sciences Area
    • Agronomy faculty
    • veterinary school
    • Artistic Area
    • University School of Music
  • National School of Fine Arts Institute
  • Sciences and Technologies Area
    • architecture facuilty
    • Science Faculty
    • Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Chemistry
  • Health Sciences Area
    • Faculty of Nursing
    • School of Medicine
    • Midwifery School
    • University School of Nutrition and Dietetics
    • University School of Medical Technology
    • Faculty of Dentistry
    • School of Dental Technology
    • Faculty of Psychology
  • Social and Human Sciences Area
    • Faculty of Economic Sciences and Administration
    • School of Management
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • law School
    • Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences
    • University School of Librarianship and Related Sciences
    • Degree in Communication Sciences
  • Higher Institute of Physical Education
  • Undergraduate Teaching Services in the Interior of the country

North Regional

    • Paysandú University Center
    • Rivera University Center
    • Eastern Regional University Center – Maldonado Headquarters

Business University (Uruguay)

University of the Company. Uruguayan private institution belonging to Higher Education whose mission is the training of professionals, at the highest level, inducing in students a marked proactive attitude, as well as an inclination for research and educational extension


The UDE was recognized in 1998


The Business University (UDE) has the mission of training professionals, at the highest level and with a proactive attitude, as well as research and extension, with the purpose of contributing to the equitable and sustainable development of society, within a framework ethical and secularism based on universal values.


To be recognized as a university training center with a differentiated teaching-learning methodology, empowering initiatives and a proactive critical attitude, with outstanding capacities and highly valued in national and international academic fields, as well as in the productive and social environment, by virtue of of the relevance of our graduates and as a consequence of the relevance and applicability of professional performances in research and extension.

Faculties and Careers

Faculty of Business

  • Public accountant
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Degree in human resources
  • Bachelor of Foreign Trade
  • Bachelor of Economics and Finance

Faculty of Legal Sciences

  • Doctor of Law
  • Public notary
  • Degree in international relations

Faculty of Education Sciences

  • Bachelor of Physical Education, Sports and Recreation

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Management
  • Agricultural engineer

Faculty of Design and Communication

  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Clothing Design
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design

Faculty of Engineering

  • Computer engineering
  • Degree in computer science
  • Logistics engineering

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Imaging

University of the Republic (Uruguay)