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Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU)

Location

Sede Central, Montevideo Uruguay

Ranking

# 701-750QS World University Rankings

About Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU)

The Catholic University of Uruguay is the first private university in Uruguay. Its foundation in 1985 paved the way for a Uruguayan tertiary education system, which ended a long tradition of state monopoly in university education. The University forms part of the Uruguayan Episcopal Conference and its management has been entrusted to the Company of Jesus. From its foundation, the UCU played an innovative role in developing novel educational methods. The university’s objective is to provide graduates with a humane and holistic education which allows them to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed globally, and also to foster social transformation and justice. The University’s Main Campus is in the city of Montevideo, and there are two Branch Campuses in the country’s provinces, one in the city of Salto and the other one in Punta del Este. The University’s current academic offer includes 34 degree programs and 50 postgraduate programs and master’s degrees. In 2016, 7326 students were enrolled in degree programs and 2132 students in postgraduate programs. As a teaching and research University, the UCU carries out relevant, multidisciplinary research projects which are committed to the generation of knowledge for the development of the region. 300 students in international student exchange programs.

About Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU)

The Catholic University of Uruguay is the first private university in Uruguay. Its foundation in 1985 paved the way for a Uruguayan tertiary education system, which ended a long tradition of state monopoly in university education. The University forms part of the Uruguayan Episcopal Conference and its management has been entrusted to the Company of Jesus. From its foundation, the UCU played an innovative role in developing novel educational methods. The university’s objective is to provide graduates with a humane and holistic education which allows them to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed globally, and also to foster social transformation and justice. The University’s Main Campus is in the city of Montevideo, and there are two Branch Campuses in the country’s provinces, one in the city of Salto and the other one in Punta del Este. The University’s current academic offer includes 34 degree programs and 50 postgraduate programs and master’s degrees. In 2016, 7326 students were enrolled in degree programs and 2132 students in postgraduate programs. As a teaching and research University, the UCU carries out relevant, multidisciplinary research projects which are committed to the generation of knowledge for the development of the region. 300 students in international student exchange programs.

University information

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Rankings & ratings

Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU) is one of the top private universities in Montevideo, Uruguay. It is ranked #701-750 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2021
    #801-1000
  • 2022
    #801-1000
  • 2023
    #701-750

Ranking criteria

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Academic Reputation
16.1
Employer Reputation
49.9
Faculty Student Ratio
1.3
Citations per Faculty
11.8
International Faculty Ratio
2.8
International Students Ratio
6.9
International Research Network
44.5
Employment Outcomes

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