The Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) is the biggest university in Argentina, founded on August 12, 1821 in the city of Buenos Aires. It consists of 13 faculties, six hospitals, 10 museums and three high schools: Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, Escuela Superior de Comercio Carlos Pellegrini, and Instituto Libre de Segunda Enseñanza.
Since its creation, it is now an institution that is characterized by its academic excellence and has the honour of to have taught three scientific Nobel prizes winners: doctors Bernardo Houssay, Federico Leloir and Caesar Milstein. At the present time, the University of Buenos Aires represents an education institution of recognized prestige and a noticeable commitment with the society.
Despite its size, the UBA has no central campus. Even though plans existed for a centralized 'university city', it currently holds only 2 schools with all other schools dispersed throughout the city.