The National University of Río Cuarto is a national public university of Argentina, based in the Córdoba city of Río Cuarto (Argentine province of Córdoba).
It is located 6 km (counting from the city center) from Río Cuarto. It has 165 hectares to which are added the 1445 hectares of experimentation fields and diverse cultural practices.
Urban transport, coming from all points of the city of Río Cuarto and neighboring towns, converge to the campus with a high hourly frequency; in addition to taxi and remises services 24 hours a day.
The campus is located in a pleasant natural landscape characterized by terraces gently leaning on the north bank of the Cuarto River, alternated with more than 50,000 square meters of modern buildings that house large classrooms, laboratories and experimentation cabinets, functional administrative offices, student and teacher residences, sports facilities and meeting and event rooms.
The UNRC is academically structured in faculties, which are the administrative and government units in charge of organizing, teaching and managing the wide and diverse educational offer. It is made up of five faculties:
- Agronomy and Veterinary
- Economic Sciences
- exact Sciences
- Physical Chemical and Natural
- Human Sciences and Engineering
Annually around 1,000 professionals graduate from the 49 undergraduate courses. In addition, more than 40 fourth-level careers are taught that are organized by the Faculties and the Postgraduate School, for UNRC teachers and external professionals and from which around 750 students graduate annually.
It was created on May 1, 1971 by Decree of the National Executive Power within a program to adapt Argentine university education to the needs of development, which had proposed the Taquini Plan and as a response to a strong local and regional social movement that allowed the greatest cultural conquest of the region, seat of the same name in the Province of Córdoba.
Its creation was a significant milestone in which all social sectors of the local and regional community participated with tenacious effort. It represents a typical example of community management because it was an achievement of mobilized men and institutions with clear objectives and great collective maturity, a fact that has been the hallmark of its genesis.
Its creation was a transcendent milestone in which all social, economic and political sectors participated. Subsequently, the land donation contest was held to install the University Campus of the local and regional community with a tenacious effort, three offers were presented: one at the exit of Río Cuarto towards Córdoba, the other before Holmberg and the third where it is currently located. located on campus. A jury composed of Architects from the National University of Córdoba, from the Ministry of Education was appointedand the Ministry of Public Works, who awarded the field to the one offered by the succession of Rómulo Remo Re, due to size, location, facilities for installing services, etc. It represents a typical example of community management because it was an achievement of mobilized men and institutions with clear objectives and great collective maturity, a fact that has been the hallmark of its genesis.
It was thus that building works began on the University Campus on the outskirts of the downtown area, on Route 36. Then a new stage began: dismantling, requesting the riverbank line, the altimetric survey of the land, perimeter fencing and getting the field electricity, telephone and provide water. The construction of the entrance and a checkpoint for surveillance was carried out, the mast and the flag were inaugurated, both donated by the Rural Society of Río Cuarto and the flag of ceremonies by the CGT of Río Cuarto.
The shield and motto contest was held and the current ones that allow the UNRC to be recognized were won and BELIEVE, CREATE, GROW is still being fulfilled.
The transportation service reached the door of the University and in about two months the building works were completed and on January 3, 1972, teaching began at the National University of Río Cuarto as it is today.
During the following decade, the original university campus was expanded with definitive buildings that complemented the first pavilions built, made more precarious by the urgency of the 1972 inauguration . In 1975, the rector of the UNRC, Dr. Luis Jorge Maestre, modified the departmental structure of the UNRC, creating the current five Faculties.
In 1993, after temporarily operating in assigned spaces, it was decided to build a 2,100 m2 building for the library. In 2011, the UNRC rehabilitated a railway shed to serve as the headquarters of the Senior Adults Program, including three large classrooms, a multipurpose room and a room for students. The new Microbiology and Immunology building for the Faculty of Exact Sciences was also inaugurated that same year.
At the beginning of 2013, the Ministry of Planning announced the financing of the new building for the Geology Department of the Faculty of Exact Sciences, with an investment of 13 million pesos.
For this reason, the potential of the UNRC is inextricably linked to its community and region, based on which it defines its dimensions, the pace of its expansion, its investigative work and turns its capacity for innovation to contribute to its development. The University develops its action within the system of autonomy and autarchy granted by current legislation. It has its seat and government in the city of Río Cuarto. Academic and administrative activities are centralized in the comfortable facilities of the university campus.
It is integrated by five Faculties: Agronomy and Veterinary ; Economic Sciences ; Exact, Physical , Chemical and Natural Sciences; Human Sciences and Engineering, all with a seat on the university campus. There are 6 student centers and the University Federation of Río Cuarto (FURC).
The number of teachers amounts to 1,800, about 20,000 undergraduate students and 700 postgraduate students, with an average annual income of 4,000 students and 528 administrative and technical support people make up the UNRC’s human resources cadre.
Through the operation of 50 undergraduate and fourth-level careers (doctorates, master’s degrees and specializations), it contributes to scientific-technical preparation, professional training, scientific research and the development of culture.
- Faculty of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine:
- Agronomic Engineering
- Veterinary Medicine
- School of Economics:
- Public accountant
- Bachelor of Administration
- Bachelor of Economics
- Faculty of Exact Sciences:
- Bachelor of Biological Sciences
- Bachelor of Computer Science
- Bachelor of Physics
- Bachelor of [Geology]]
- Bachelor of Mathematics
- Bachelor of Chemistry
- Faculty in Biological Sciences
- Faculty in Computer Science
- Professor in Physics
- Teacher in Mathematics
- Faculty in Chemistry
- Laboratory technician
- Faculty of Human Sciences:
- Social comunication
- Bachelor of Political Science
- Bachelor of Communication Sciences
- Bachelor of Special Education
- Bachelor of Physical Education
- Bachelor of Early Education
- Bachelor of Nursing
- Bachelor of Philosophy
- BA in Geography
- BA in History
- BA in English
- Bachelor of Languageand Literature
- Bachelor of Psychopedagogy
- Lecturer in Legal, Political and Social Sciences
- Teachers in Special Education
- Teachers in Initial Education
- Professor of Philosophy
- Physical EducationTeacher
- Teacher in French
- Professor in Geography
- Faculty in History
- Teacher in English
- Teacher in Languageand Literature
- Technician in Languages
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Surgical Instrumentation
- Faculty of Engineering:
- Electrical Engineering
- Telecommunications engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical engineering
Services for the university community
The purpose of the National University of Río Cuarto is to: build knowledge and develop teaching and learning processes, carry out research, promote university extension, promote national culture, produce goods and provide services with social projection, make the necessary and useful contributions to the process of national liberation and contribute to the solution of Argentine and Latin American problems.
Due to its nature as a multidisciplinary center, a wide variety of activities are developed simultaneously in its field. Conferences, congresses, seminars, postgraduate courses, convene continuously in their classrooms and work cabinets national and foreign teachers and researchers from multiple branches of knowledge and various specialties; becoming, through this task, the educational, cultural, scientific and intellectual epicenter of the vast central-southern region of Córdoba.
It maintains relations of cooperation and mutual complementation formalized through a large number of agreements with universities, government and private organizations, business entities and social institutions at the local, provincial, national and international levels.
The University favors and carries out scientific and technological research, seeking by all means at its disposal the training of researchers and providing the necessary elements. In this sense, actions are carried out to:
- Promote the development of research projects, giving priority to those that are linked to regional problems.
- Promote scientific training by financing undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships
- Establish links between researchers and society.
- Facilitate the interrelation of local, national and international researchers.
- Support the transfer of scientific knowledge to the environment.
- Democratize knowledge.
- It stimulates the student’s vocation towards research.
- Create research institutes.
- Promotes the formation of specialized libraries.
The investigation policies of the Secretariat are executed by a team made up of a secretary, accompanied by an investigation council. This is made up of the Secretaries of Science and Technology of the five faculties.