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National University of San Juan

The National University of San Juan is a public university in Argentina. Its seat is located in the city of San Juan, capital of the province of the same name, in the Cuyo region. It was founded in 1973, based on several local institutions and a Faculty of the National University of Cuyo.


The National University of San Juan includes the following Faculties:


Philosophy, Humanities and Arts

Architecture, Urbanistics and Design

Social Sciences

Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences

These provide a wide array of titles, including tecnicaturas (intermediate), licenciaturas (Bachelor's degrees), professorships, and post-graduate courses.


The origin of UNSJ was a Preparatory College founded in 1839 by then-governor (then president of Argentina) Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. The faculty of Mineralogy of this college gave rise to the technical School of Mines, which in turn fathered other teaching institutions. In 1939 the National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo) was founded with its seat in Mendoza, and San Juan Province was included in its area of influence; UNCuyo's Faculty of Engineering started functioning in San Juan in 1947. Also in that year, courses to form professors in Sciences and Letters began at the Sarmiento Normal School. These courses were split from the school, to be dictated at the newly created National Institute of the Secondary School Professorship, in 1958.

During the 1960s, the society of San Juan Province strived to achieve the creation of a national university. In 1968 a programme to create new state universities did not include San Juan, but renewed demands led to a feasibility study.

The National University of San Juan was finally created by Law 20367, signed by de facto President Alejandro Agustin Lanusse, on 10 May 1973. It gradually grew to integrate the National Institute of the Secondary School Professorship, the Faculty of Engineering, Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences formerly dependent on the National University of Cuyo, and the Domingo F. Sarmiento Provincial University. The full fusion of these institutions was completed on 10 October.

Academic units

Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseno

Arquitectura y Urbanismo

Diseno Grafico

Diseno Industrial

Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales

Licenciatura en Astronomia

Licenciatura en Biologia Orientacion Ecologia

- Titulo Intermedio: Tecnico Universitario en Biologia Or. Ecologia

Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Computacion

- Titulo Intermedio: Tecnico Universitario en Programacion

Licenciatura en Ciencias Geologicas

Licenciatura en Geofisica

Licenciatura en Sistemas de Informacion

- Titulo Intermedio: Tecnico Universitario en Sistemas de Informacion

Facultad de Ciencias Sociales


Contador Publico

Licenciatura en Administracion

Licenciatura en Ciencias Politicas

Licenciatura en Comunicacion Social

Licenciatura en Sociologia

Licenciatura en Trabajo Social

Profesorado en Sociologia

Tecnicatura Universitaria en Administracion Publica

Tecnicatura Universitaria en Periodismo

Tecnicatura Universitaria en Publicidad y Propaganda

Facultad de Filosofia, Humanidades y Artes

Interprete Musical

Licenciatura en Artes Visuales

Licenciatura en Ciencias de la Educacion

Licenciatura en Educacion Musical

Licenciatura en Filosofia

Liccenciatura en Geografia

Licenciatura en Historia

Licenciatura en Ingles

Licenciatura en Letras

Licenciatura en Matematica

Licenciatura en Turismo

- Titulo Intermedio: Tecnico Universitario en Turismo

Profesorado de Geografia

Profesorado de Artes Visuales

Profesorado de Fisica

Profesorado de Historia

Profesorado de Ingles para Educacion Inicial, y el 1 y el 2 Ciclo de la Educacion General Basica

Profesorado de Ingles para el Tercer Ciclo de la EGB, la Educacion Polimodal y el Nivel Superior

Profesorado de Letras

Profesorado de Matematica

Profesorado de Quimica

Profesorado de Tecnologia

Profesorado en Canto

Profesorado en Ciencias de la Educacion

Profesorado en Filosofia

Profesorado en Organo

Profesorado en Piano, Instrumento de Cuerda Viento o Percusion

Profesorado Universitario en Educacion Musical

Facultad de Ingenieria


Ingenieria Agronomica

Ingenieria Civil

Ingenieria de Minas

Ingenieria Electrica

Ingenieria Electromecanica

Ingenieria Electronica

Ingenieria en Agrimensura

Ingenieria en Alimentos

Ingenieria en Metalurgia Extractiva

Ingenieria Industrial

Ingenieria Mecanica

Ingenieria Quimica

Tecnico Universitario en Gestion de Distritos de Riego (Ciclo Lectivo 2009)


Universidad Nacional de San Juan Institutional website.

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