National University of Tucuman (Argentina)

National University of Tucumán (UNT). Argentine public university with headquarters in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán. It is one of the most traditional houses of higher education in the country, not only because of its history and its prestigious educational training, but also because of the quality of the people who were academically trained in its classrooms, who work as professionals in prominent national settings. and international.


On May 25, 1914, the University of Tucumán was officially inaugurated. The rector-founder and fundamental manager was Dr. Juan B. Terán, who stated that “like any intellectual foundation, the opening of the house is the starting point of an indefinite evolution”.

The shield of the University, which dates from 1949, is the work of Pof. Elio Rodrguez Marquina. Nationalized in 1921 with the enactment of Law 11,027, the UNT begins a new era where teaching and research will be its central objectives.

The regional vocation of the University of Tucumán aimed to strengthen the economy of the area, based on the sugar industry, which would translate into the constant drive to expand its academic offer in the region, Argentina and Latin American countries. From its various institutes located in northwestern Argentina, the National University of Salta, the National University of Jujuy, the National University of Santiago del Estero, the National University of Catamarca, the National University of the Northeast and the National Technological University would be born.


The National University of Tucumán, an institution of higher culture, has the immediate purposes of conserving, increasing and transmitting knowledge and promoting the development of culture through scientific, technical and humanistic research and creative work. It directs its attentive activities to national and regional problems. As a democratic institution, the transcendent objective of its educational work is the formation of men with a high ethical sense, aware of the duties and obligations that as university students are incumbent on the community.

Faculties and academic units

The UNT has 13 Faculties, a University School of Cinema, Video and Television, an Institute of Protected Natural Areas and a University Center in Aguilares. It has seven Experimental Schools of different modalities (technical, artistic, agricultural and high school) in which the four levels of education are taught: Initial, General Basic 1, 2 and 3 and Polymodal and Non-University Higher Cycle. The student population exceeds 60,500 students, teachers add up to more than 4,200 and non-teaching employees 2,500. The academic offer includes 75 undergraduate courses, 12 technical courses and five intermediate courses. While postgraduate courses amount to a total of 113.

Theaters and museums

  • J B Alberdi Theater
  • Paul Groussac Theater
  • Eugenio F. Virla Cultural Center
  • Rojas Cultural Center – Aguilares
  • MUNT Museum
  • Miguel Lillo Museum of Natural Sciences
  • Arqueologic Museum


  • Insibio- Higher Institute of Biological
  • Miguel Lillo Institute
  • Institute of Archeology
  • Cerela- Reference Center for Lactobacilli.
  • Insugeo- Higher Institute of Geological Correlation.
  • Proimi- Pilot Plant for Industrial Microbiological Processes.
  • Ises- Higher Institute of Social Studies ISES-CONICET-UNT


The National University of Tucumán has 13 faculties, which are distributed in different points of the city of San Miguel de Tucumán and centers of the House of Higher Studies.

  • Agronomy and Zootechnics
  • Architecture and Urbanism
  • Arts
  • Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy
  • Economic Sciences
  • Exact Sciences and Technology
  • natural Sciences
  • Law and Social Sciences
  • Physical education
  • Philosophy and Letters
  • Medicine
  • odontology
  • Psychology
  • University School of Film, Video and Television

Virtual university project

The Virtual University project has taken into account ongoing experiences in higher education institutions in Europe and America, including the processes experienced by Spain, Canada and Mexico, with which there is a fluid link between the UNT that will also translate into advice and content support to implement the Tucuman experience.

National University of Tucuman (Argentina)