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Universidad Autónoma de Asunción (UAA)

Location Asunción Campus, Asunción Paraguay
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Ranking

# 251-300

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18

Undergraduate programs
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14

Postgraduate programs

The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) has its origin in the Higher School of Business Administration, a Higher Education Institution founded in 1978 with the aim of training human resources for business management. ESAE became a University in 1991.


The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) is a modern university prepared with physical resources of the highest level to provide its students, professors and administrative staff with all the comforts and services necessary to create an adequate, comfortable and pleasant environment for work, study and research. The university has a central headquarters located on Jejuí Street, between O'leary and 15 de Agosto, which has comfortable air-conditioned classrooms, two large auditoriums for the organization of congresses, conferences, national and international symposia, and teachers' cloisters (the Josefina Plá auditorium, Ramón Zubizarreta auditorium) and a Maria Luisa Puertas amphitheater, computer laboratories for assisted practices, laboratories for communication practices in digital radio and television, photography laboratories, a lactation room, microbiology laboratory, Chemical Laboratory, a dental clinic, audiology and family orientation office, teachers' rooms, student rooms, and roundtable classrooms for giving practical classes in which discussion and intellectual debate prevail. Likewise, the headquarters has an extensive library that has academic material including books, scientific journals, specialized publications in the different areas of knowledge and books by classical authors in their different genres, as well as (a) special rooms for study, research and concentration and (b) rooms especially designed for group discussion and teamwork equipped with state-of-the-art computers with internet access. On the other hand, the headquarters are home to one of the most beautiful trees in South America, a Yvapovo (estimated to be around 200 years old), which is practically the landmark of the entire building.


Regarding sports facilities, the university has its own Social and Sports Campus located in the city of Lambaré (Calle Héroes del 70, Number 890, nine blocks from Avda. Cacique Lambaré), which has first-rate sports infrastructure level destined, above all, to the students of the career of Sports Sciences, and for the leisure and fun of the students, teachers and administrative and service personnel of the university. Currently, the campus has four soccer fields, a basketball court, a handball court, two grass volleyball courts, a beach volleyball court, a futsal court, two children's pools, a regulatory swimming pool for national competitions, a multipurpose room, a barbecue area, and other complementary facilities, such as a canteen, changing rooms, etc.


The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) is an international university, has a staff of professors, researchers and national and international collaborators and with national and international students from countries such as Paraguay, Argentina, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Korea, Jamaica, Angola, the United States, etc.


Positioning

Another important fact to highlight is that, we are one of the best Universities in Paraguay, that we have managed to enter the QS Ranking prestigious international ranking, this really fills us with pride and satisfaction.

The UAA is also among the best university websites in Paraguay, according to the Webometrics Universities Web Ranking, where web presence and visibility are used as global indicators, in addition to all the measures that are related to quality and quantity. of contents.

The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) has its origin in the Higher School of Business Administration, a Higher Education Institution founded in 1978 with the aim of training human resources for business management. ESAE became a University in 1991.


The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) is a modern university prepared with physical resources of the highest level to provide its students, professors and administrative staff with all the comforts and services necessary to create an adequate, comfortable and pleasant environment for work, study and research. The university has a central headquarters located on Jejuí Street, between O'leary and 15 de Agosto, which has comfortable air-conditioned classrooms, two large auditoriums for the organization of congresses, conferences, national and international symposia, and teachers' cloisters (the Josefina Plá auditorium, Ramón Zubizarreta auditorium) and a Maria Luisa Puertas amphitheater, computer laboratories for assisted practices, laboratories for communication practices in digital radio and television, photography laboratories, a lactation room, microbiology laboratory, Chemical Laboratory, a dental clinic, audiology and family orientation office, teachers' rooms, student rooms, and roundtable classrooms for giving practical classes in which discussion and intellectual debate prevail. Likewise, the headquarters has an extensive library that has academic material including books, scientific journals, specialized publications in the different areas of knowledge and books by classical authors in their different genres, as well as (a) special rooms for study, research and concentration and (b) rooms especially designed for group discussion and teamwork equipped with state-of-the-art computers with internet access. On the other hand, the headquarters are home to one of the most beautiful trees in South America, a Yvapovo (estimated to be around 200 years old), which is practically the landmark of the entire building.


Regarding sports facilities, the university has its own Social and Sports Campus located in the city of Lambaré (Calle Héroes del 70, Number 890, nine blocks from Avda. Cacique Lambaré), which has first-rate sports infrastructure level destined, above all, to the students of the career of Sports Sciences, and for the leisure and fun of the students, teachers and administrative and service personnel of the university. Currently, the campus has four soccer fields, a basketball court, a handball court, two grass volleyball courts, a beach volleyball court, a futsal court, two children's pools, a regulatory swimming pool for national competitions, a multipurpose room, a barbecue area, and other complementary facilities, such as a canteen, changing rooms, etc.


The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) is an international university, has a staff of professors, researchers and national and international collaborators and with national and international students from countries such as Paraguay, Argentina, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain, Chile, Korea, Jamaica, Angola, the United States, etc.


Positioning

Another important fact to highlight is that, we are one of the best Universities in Paraguay, that we have managed to enter the QS Ranking prestigious international ranking, this really fills us with pride and satisfaction.

The UAA is also among the best university websites in Paraguay, according to the Webometrics Universities Web Ranking, where web presence and visibility are used as global indicators, in addition to all the measures that are related to quality and quantity. of contents.

University information

Admissions to study at Autonomous University of Asuncion vary between undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as between departments.

If you are interested in studying at the University as a undergraduate student, click here

If you are interested in studying at the University as a graduate student, contact: [email protected]





The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) is a modern university endowed with a first-rate infrastructure, which has a professional and experienced team of professors and administrative personnel committed to the mission of ensuring that its students enjoy a rewarding training experience during the educational process that will lead them to the achievement of the skills that professionals of the XXI Century must possess to excel.

The university's headquarters are located in Asunción (Paraguay), on Jejuí Street, between O'Leary and 15 de Agosto. In it, the university has air-conditioned classrooms, with comfortable furniture, two large auditoriums for the organization of congresses, conferences, national and international symposia (the Josefina Plá auditorium, the Ramón Zubizarreta auditorium) and a modern amphitheater (María Luisa Puertas). computer laboratories for assisted practices, laboratories for communication practices in radio and digital television, photography laboratories, microbiology laboratory, chemistry laboratory, a dental clinic with 59 dental chairs for patient care, audiology office and family orientation, teachers' rooms, student rooms, a lactation room, and roundtable classrooms for cooperative work. At the headquarters, there is also the Library, a spacious and modern space, where you can consult all kinds of printed and digital material, as well as the databases of scientific articles to which the university is subscribed, either in places for individual study and research, or in separate soundproof rooms for meetings and group work. The headquarters also has a sports hall, with bleachers and changing rooms, for the practice of sports indoors.

The main building of the headquarters was designed to offer a large comfortable space for interaction between students and teachers, while respecting the environment. In the center of the student plaza is one of the oldest native trees in South America, a Yvapovo whose age is estimated at about 200 years, which the university decided to conserve to convey a message of respect and care for native nature and that, currently, it constitutes the reference point of the entire building.

The university also has a Sports Campus located in the city of Lambaré, 30 minutes from the headquarters (Calle Héroes del 70, Number 890, nine blocks from Avda. Cacique Lambaré), where it has 4 You have. with first class sports infrastructure, destined both for the practices of the students of the Sports Sciences career, as well as for the leisure and fun of students, teachers and administrative and service personnel of the university, and their families. Currently, the campus has four soccer fields, a basketball court, a handball court, two grass volleyball courts, a beach volleyball court, a futsal court, two children's pools, a regulation pool for national competitions, a multipurpose room, a barbecue, and other complementary facilities, such as a canteen, changing rooms, etc.


Faculties

Faculty of Economics and Business

The Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences was created in 1978, with the aim of training human resources prepared for the management of companies, in response to the economic growth and investments that were being experienced in the country, which generated a significant demand of cadres trained to perform at all levels of the business environment.

This Faculty is characterized by its dynamism and adaptation to change, periodically reviewing the study plans of its Careers and the content of its programs, constantly updating them, so that they evolve in parallel with the rapid advance of administrative techniques and consider changing needs. of the professional profile required by modern companies.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/facultades/ciencias-economicas-empresariales


Faculty of science and technology

Created in 1979, the Faculty of Computer Science, called Faculty of Science and Technology since 2005, is one of the pioneering institutions in Paraguay in the training of computer professionals. Since its very creation, it has been characterized by its preference in general training, deepening in principles, concepts and paradigms; use of a systematic, methodical and disciplined approach in solving problems, discarding practices based on informality and without scientific rigor.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/facultades/ciencias-tecnologias


Faculty of Political, Legal and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Legal Sciences, Communication Policies is formed from the merger of the Faculties of Legal, Political and Social Sciences, and the Faculty of Humanistic Sciences and Communication, created in 1992. The new academic unit was adjusted in its nomenclature according to the classification adopted by UNESCO.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/facultades/ciencias-juridicas-politicas-sociales


Faculty of Health Sciences

The Faculty of Health Sciences since its inception in 2002 has as a horizon the high quality of Academic and technological training and practical theoretical interaction in order to obtain qualified professionals for the exercise in our national reality.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/facultades/ciencias-salud


Faculty of Education and Communication Sciences

From the Faculty we train education and communication professionals, with the skills required to work in interdisciplinary groups, and deal with relevant situations in the field of education and communication at the national, regional and global level, with an ethical sense and responsibility. Social.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/facultades/ciencias-educacion-comunicacion


Research and Postgraduate Department

The Postgraduate Directorate began in 1997 with the creation of Programs in the Education Area, through two Master's degrees and an Agreement signed with the University of Antofagasta, Chile, the “Master's Degree in Education Sciences Educational Research Mention” and “ Master in Educational Sciences Mention in Educational Management ”, with a double degree, from the Autonomous University of Asunción and the University of Antofagasta, Chile.

The following years were also a continuity of the same programs and then the opening to other areas of knowledge.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/postgradoUAA


Total students

6,565

UG students

55%

PG students

45%

Total faculty staff

159

Domestic staff

%

Int'l staff

%

Student life

Online mode

The UAA is a pioneer in Paraguay in the modality of study mediated by technologies. Since 2004, the UAA has been developing various Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs, either entirely online, or in a hybrid mode. The programs that the UAA offers in these modalities are approved by the official body that governs university education in Paraguay, the National Council of Higher Education (CONES).

In the online mode, students and teachers interact through videoconferences, forums and online tutorials, and develop scheduled activities and tasks, either individually or in groups, through the university's own platform, in which they have all the learning resources they need to advance in the courses independently and with the teacher's guidance.


Internationalization

UAA is an international university, which not only has a staff of professors, researchers and international collaborators, but also numerous international students from countries such as Argentina, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Spain, Chile, Korea, Jamaica , Angola, United States, etc.

The UAA offers specific postgraduate programs, leading to the qualification of Master, Doctor, and Postdoctor, to international students, in face-to-face and hybrid modalities, with an international teaching staff bilingual in Spanish and Portuguese.

The UAA integrates various exchange programs for students, teachers, and researchers, some of which contemplate the total or partial exemption of the cost of the Course.


Scholarships

The UAA offers various categories of scholarships to outstanding students and researchers, national and international, who are interested in advancing their training and / or adding an international experience to their academic background.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/relaciones-internacionales

https://www.uaa.edu.py/programas-movilidad


Investigation

The UAA promotes scientific research in its academic community, both at the level of categorized researchers and at the initial level. The UAA Research and Postgraduate Directorate has a Scientific Committee made up of experienced national and international peer researchers specialized in various branches of science, who promote, supervise and control the scientific production of the UAA.

The UAA has an indexed scientific journal (SciELO, EBSCO, Latindex, DOAJ, Dialnet, Web of Science) oriented to the social sciences, which is published every six months, both in printed and digital formats, and other scientific journals in the indexing process , oriented to different areas: legal, health, etc., as well as a digital journal of initiation to research.

The UAA participates in various cooperation and research and development projects, either leading or forming part of a pool of institutions, having participated in projects financed by national organizations, such as the National Council of Science and Technology - CONACYT, the Ministry of Education and Sciences - MEC, and the United Nations Development Program - UNDP, and international ones, such as the European Union (ALFA, ERASMUS MUNDUS, ERASMUS PLUS, TUNNING, etc.).

 

The institution also has a special interest in the internalization processes promoted by the EU with the participation in cooperation projects of Higher Education from 2009 to the present.

Among them: European Union support to the MERCOSUR Mobility Program in Higher Education (2009 - 2013), which allowed participation in cooperation networks and knowledge exchange, development of academic projects and student and teacher mobility, with universities in the region , within the framework of the Strategic Plan for the education sector of Mercosur. VertebrALCUE Project, Latin America Tuning Project (2004-2008) and (2011-2013), Erasmus Mundus and Erasmus +

https://www.uaa.edu.py/investigacion-proyectos


Scientific Journal: International Journal of Research in Social Sciences

It has a scientific journal, the International Journal of Research in Social Sciences is a refereed publication of an academic, scientific and technical nature. It is published every six months (July and December), with the aim of promoting the exchange of ideas, experiences and work in the fields of Education, Business, Law, Communication and Sociology. The abbreviated title of the Journal is "Rev. Int. Investig. Cienc. Soc.", With ISSN number 2225-5117 for the printed version and with ISSN 2226-4000 for the digital version.

The Journal is indexed in the SciELO Paraguay, EBSCO, Latindex, Dialnet, Hinari databases. The journal is aimed at the national and international scientific-academic community that carries out studies related to its subject area. Open to original articles resulting from research projects or other significant original research for the specific area of ​​the journal. Contributions competing are required to be original, unpublished and not simultaneously postulated in other magazines.


Extension

UAA students and teachers interact with the community through different Outreach activities, which are carried out either through the most needy public service offices, the dental office, the audiology office, the family counseling office, the legal office, such as through workshops, seminars, and free talks for the acquisition of useful skills in the social environment, and children's sports schools that fulfill their social and integration function in the social and sports Campus of the UAA.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/instalaciones#clinicaOdontologica

https://www.uaa.edu.py/instalaciones#consultorioJuridico

https://www.uaa.edu.py/instalaciones#consultorioNutricion

https://www.uaa.edu.py/programas-movilidad

https://www.uaa.edu.py/deportes

https://www.uaa.edu.py/congresos-charlas-eventos


Accreditations

All UAA majors that have been summoned for accreditation by the National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education (ANEAES) have passed the evaluation processes of said Agency and have been accredited, some already re-accredited. To date, 7 undergraduate degrees and 10 graduate programs have been accredited.

Additionally, the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences, and all its programs, are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

UAA is a member of QM (Quality Matters), a North American accreditation agency that certifies the quality of online higher education programs.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/acreditaciones


International accreditation

The University is the first in Paraguay to obtain international recognition for its business degrees from the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences (FACEYE) by a United States accreditation body. The certification was announced in May 2015.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a quality certification body in the United States, communicated to the Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) that their business careers comply with the quality standards required by the body, therefore granted an accreditation of international quality to the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences (FACEYE), thus being the first and only institution in Paraguay to achieve this recognition.


National Accreditation

The Law degree was accredited by ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in December 2012. And accredited for the second time for the period Start: 10/15/2018 End: 10/15/2023; Resolution No. 355/2018.

The Dentistry career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in June 2013. And accredited for the second time for the period Start: 10/15/2018 End: 10/15/2023; Resolution No. 357/2018.

The Nutrition career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in June 2017, period Start: 06/05/2017 End: 06/05/2022; Resolution No. 154/2017.

The Accounting career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in December 2017, period Start: 12/22/2017 End: 12/22/2022; Resolution No. 490/2017.

The Computer Science degree was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in August 2017.

The Computer Engineering career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in September 2017, the period Start: 09/19/2017 End: 09/19/2022; Resolution No. 317/2017.

The Bachelor of Administration career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in December 2018, for the period Start: 12/10/2018 End: 12/10/2023; Resolution No. 465/2018.


Teachers

The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) knows that academic success finds its cornerstone in a qualified body of professors, researchers, and national and international collaborators. Within the university teaching staff there are Paraguayan, Argentine, Korean, Brazilian, Uruguayan, Spanish, Cuban, Bolivian, Peruvian, Chilean, Ukrainian, Polish, etc. professors and collaborators, who are experts in their respective areas of knowledge and combine the university teaching with research and publication of articles in indexed journals.

Rankings & ratings

LatAm University Rankings

  • 2013
    #201-250
  • 2014
    #201-250
  • 2015
    #201-300
  • 2016
    #251-300
  • 2018
    #201-250
  • 2019
    #251-300
  • 2020
    #251-300
  • 2021
    #251-300
  • 2022
    #251-300

Ranking criteria

16.4
Academic Reputation
14.8
Employer Reputation
3.5
Faculty Student Ratio
2
Papers per Faculty
57.7
Faculty Staff with PhD
4
International Research Network
7.2
Web Impact

Available programs

Autonomous University of Asuncion offers a wide variety of undergraduate programs, from computer engineering, to dentistry to journalism.
If you’re an international student who’s interested in studying at Autonomous University of Asuncion, you should submit the required documents either in person, or by someone else whom you’ve given authorization to do so. You’ll need to include a photocopy of your ID, as well as the payment of the tuition fees.
There is also special funding available for those who wish to study at Autonomous University of Asuncion at undergraduate level. Full-tuition fellowships are awarded by the Itaipú Binational Body for students who come from fellow universities or institutions with which Autonomous University of Asuncion has an agreement. Other forms of scholarships and financial grants are awarded for:

  • Social financial support,
  • Academic merit,
  • Sports merit,
  • Internship at Autonomous University of Asuncion,
  • Research,
  • Artistic-cultural


For further information about scholarships and other entry requirements, you should refer to the university’s handbook, or fill out a scholarship application form.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/becas


LONG DISTANCE EDUCATION

Advantage

The Autonomous University of Asunción being the leader in Paraguay in the implementation of this modality:

  • It offers greater possibilities of accessing knowledge, developing skills, competencies and attitudes, as well as expanding professional and academic relationships.
  • Overcome geographic, social, religious and cultural barriers, lack of educational infrastructure, and personal restrictions.
  • Develop a spirit of improvement and tenacity, keys in professional life.
  • It allows students to organize their time and learning strategies, in an autonomous way with the support of tutor teachers.
  • It offers each student the possibility of entering the university's website to access free contacts with professors, a virtual library, the courses in which they are enrolled, and maintain contact with other teaching students who are online.
  • It guarantees the availability of a staff of qualified teachers, who prepare the modules, develop the tutorials, receive and correct the exams.


Values

Through Distance Education it is possible:

  • Equal opportunities, access to higher education, for those who for various reasons cannot attend university in person.
  • The relevance, adapting education to the situations and changes of the modern world.
  • The constant updating and continuous training of people in different areas of knowledge.
  • The formation of competencies required for professional performance.
  • Personalized education: the student is in control of what, how, when and where to learn, allowing them to reach knowledge through personal activity.
  • The use of active methodologies, where the student is the protagonist of their own learning.
  • The development of self-discipline, by having enough perseverance to gradually advance in the study of the proposed resources.
  • Innovation, to respond to the educational needs of the public.
  • The roots of the student in his community and in the globalized world.

https://www.uaa.edu.py/carreras/distancia


National accreditations

The Law degree was accredited by ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in December 2012. And accredited for the second time for the period Start: 10/15/2018 End: 10/15/2023; Resolution No. 355/2018.

The Dentistry career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in June 2013. And accredited for the second time for the period Start: 10/15/2018 End: 10/15/2023; Resolution No. 357/2018.

The Nutrition career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in June 2017, period Start: 06/05/2017 End: 06/05/2022; Resolution No. 154/2017.

The Accounting career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in December 2017, period Start: 12/22/2017 End: 12/22/2022; Resolution No. 490/2017.

The Computer Science degree was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in August 2017.

The Computer Engineering career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in September 2017, the period Start: 09/19/2017 End: 09/19/2022; Resolution No. 317/2017.

The Bachelor of Administration career was accredited by the ANEAES (National Agency for the Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Education), in December 2018, for the period Start: 12/10/2018 End: 12/10/2023; Resolution No. 465/2018.


International accreditation

The University is the first in Paraguay to obtain international recognition for its business degrees from the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences (FACEYE) by a United States accreditation body. The certification was announced in May 2015.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a quality certification body in the United States, communicated to the Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) that their business careers comply with the quality standards required by the body, therefore granted an accreditation of international quality to the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences (FACEYE), thus being the first and only institution in Paraguay to achieve this recognition.


Teachers

The Autonomous University of Asunción (UAA) knows that academic success finds its cornerstone in a qualified body of professors, researchers, and national and international collaborators. Within the university teaching staff there are Paraguayan, Argentine, Korean, Brazilian, Uruguayan, Spanish, Cuban, Bolivian, Peruvian, Chilean, Ukrainian, Polish, etc. professors and collaborators, who are experts in their respective areas of knowledge and combine the university teaching with research and publication of articles in indexed journals.

Autonomous University of Asuncion offers four specializations, ten master’s programs and 16 PhD programs covering a wide range of subjects, such as accountancy and audit, international law, neuropsychology and education sciences.

The usual entry requirements for postgraduate study at the university vary between departments, so check the university’s website to find out more.

For international students who are interested in studying at Autonomous University of Asuncion, please note that, similar to entry requirements, the application process also varies between departments. You should submit the required documents either in person, or by someone else whom you’ve given authorization to do so. You’ll also need to include a photocopy of your ID, as well as payment of the tuition fees. For more information about how you should apply for your desired course, visit the university’s website.

Autonomous University of Asuncion has a variety of fellowships and financial discounts to help students with tuition fees. For further information about scholarships and other entry requirements, you should refer to the university’s handbook, or you can click here, to fill out a scholarship application form.


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