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The Universidad de Mendoza is a higher education institution of private management that is headed by a High Council made up by members of the faculty staff. From 1960, the UM is strongly committed to the academic quality achievement, scientific research and community service. Thus, within this academic environment, the UM opens its gates and generates a communication link for those who are interested in learning and those who wish to transfer knowledge.  

The Universidad de Mendoza (UM) – University of Mendoza -was founded on December 22nd, 1959 by the provincial governing body’s approval of its first bylaws.   Classes commenced on December 13th 1960 with the School of Law and Social Sciences, the first one in the province.

The University definite legal constitution was achieved in August 1962, and in that same the UM was accredited as a private university by the Federal  Government, being granted the corresponding legal rights and responsibilities as defined in decree N° 14,179.

Subsequently, the Government of Mendoza registered the University as a non-profit organization, and the National Secretariat of Social Promotion recognized it as a public non-profit organization.    

This higher education institution is located in the heart of Mendoza city and it is considered the oldest and largest private university in the Cuyo Region.

Among its graduates, UM boasts governors, federal and provincial ministers, judges, legislators, magistrates and outstanding professionals spread out across the country and abroad.

Likewise, the UM owns a campus in San Rafael that is working since 1998 with a strong academic presence in the southern of the province.

Both, the main university campus of UM as well as San Rafael campus are composed of five Schools: Law and Social Sciences; Architecture, Urban Planning & Design; Health Sciences; Engineering, and Economic Science. More than 8,000 students are attending their classrooms. More than 900 professors are part of its faculty staff. 

From its inception, the UM has taken on the enormous task about the growth, development and dissemination of scientific and cultural knowledge, mostly emphasizing on the comprehensive education of students, not only taking into account the strictly professional courses, but also including the human aspects of the teaching, like literary or environmental workshops or sporting activities among others. All this can be verified on the bylaws and on the High Council´s resolutions.  Moreover, the UM is an institution committed itself with the strict application of admission procedures, academic rules, mandatory assistance and students monitoring.

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