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Instituto Balseiro

Balseiro Institute (Instituto Balseiro) is an academic institution chartered by the National University of Cuyo and the National Atomic Energy Commission. It is located in Bariloche, Rio Negro province, Argentina.

The Balseiro Institute teaches Physics, Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at an undergraduate level, and Physics, Nuclear Engineering and Medical Physics at a graduate and post-graduate levels.

Named after Jose Antonio Balseiro, the institute admits students who have completed two years of university studies(either in Physics or Engineering) and undergo a rigorous admission procedure.

The first graduates were members of the Physics class of 1958. In the 1970s, the Balseiro became the only institute in Argentina to grant degrees in Nuclear Engineering, as the country was stepping up its nuclear program . It's considered one of the best Physics and Nuclear Engineering study centres of South America, as well as a very prestigious one worldwide.

See also

Huemul Project

External links

Official website

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