Universidad Nacional de Cuyo is located in the province of Mendoza, which has almost 2 million inhabitants, in the Andean region of Argentina.
It’s the largest center of higher education in western Argentina, carrying out teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities and services to the community, through its 15 Faculties and Institutes.
More than 40,000 students attend, with an academic staff of 4,030 teachers, in 118 undergraduate and more than 90 careers and postgraduate courses in the areas of humanities, social sciences, engineering, basic sciences, medicine and fine arts. It has more than 3,500 researchers of different categories, who carry out more than 600 research projects.
In the 1990s, UNCUYO began a process of strengthening, founding with other universities the Technological Linking Network of National Universities (RedVITEC) and the National Network of Universities for International Cooperation, among others. It is affiliated with numerous national and international university networks, participating in different programs, through its researchers, teachers and students.
In fulfillment of its functions, it also deals with the creation and strengthening of links with companies and public and private institutions in support of the development of the region. In this sense, from the scientific and technical capacities with which it has, through the transfer of technology, support for innovation and entrepreneurial development, the realization of joint R+D+i projects and the training of human resources , UNCUYO contributes to the growth of the productive sectors.