Universidad Nacional de Córdoba

UNC building


Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) is a tuition-free public university funded by the Argentine government. It is located in Córdoba, the capital city of the province by the same name.

Founded in 1613, it is the oldest university in Argentina, and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. The colonial university buildings located downtown were declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2000.

Its 15 academic schools cover all areas of knowledge, with over one hundred research institutes, 22 libraries, 17 museums, and two astronomical observatories. Academic, research and cultural activities take place on campus and in downtown UNC buildings. Currently, the UNC has over 100,000 students, and over 8,000 professors, most of whom are also researchers.

1918 University Reform

Even though the UNC was viewed as one of the most conservative universities, students pressed for educational reforms at the UNC between 1916 and 1918. In 1918, UNC students started the University Reform Movement, a major turning point in the history of Argentine Universities. This resulted in the democratization of academic knowledge and admission practices. Following these reforms, universities in Argentina gained unprecedented autonomy. The 1918 Argentina University Reform influenced university reforms across Latin America.

A world-class university

The UNC offers international students the opportunity to take undergraduate degree courses for one or two semesters. Most degree programs require Spanish upper-intermediate (B2) proficiency certified by renowned international examinations.

UNC academic policies greatly encourage student mobility, international project participation and joint research through external networks and partnerships with leading universities around the world.