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Andrés Bello Catholic University
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello
Universidad Católica Andrés Bello logo.png
Seal of Andrés Bello Catholic University
Motto Ut innotescat multiformis sapientia Dei
Motto in English
To make known the manifold wisdom of God
Type Private
Established October 23, 1953; 70 years ago (October 23, 1953)
Affiliation Society of Jesus
Chancellor Jorge Urosa
Vice-Chancellor Arturo Peraza S.J.
Rector José Virtuoso S.J.
Location ,
Distrito Capital
Campus Urban
Colors Blue, white and yellow             

Andrés Bello Catholic University (Spanish: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello) is a private university in Venezuela. One of the largest universities in Venezuela, UCAB has campuses in several cities, such as Caracas (main campus), Los Teques, Guayana, and Coro.

Named for Venezuelan writer Andrés Bello, UCAB was founded in October 1953 by the Society of Jesus (Episcopado Venezolano a la Compañía de Jesús). In 2017 it was ranked as the fourth best and top private university in Venezuela.


Academic departments of the school include that of Economics and Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, Engineering, Theology, and the Law School. All faculties also offer postgraduate education. The university publications deal mainly with human rights issues and cultural topics. In 2013 the university opened its new library with the goal of delivering state-of-the-art services to faculty and students, including its Cultural Center and Resources for Learning and Research. The university also offers on-line courses and distance learning.

In 2016, UCAB law students took first place in the Spanish version of the International Criminal Court Moot Competition at The Hague. The university's Model United Nations team has been active since 1996, and has won the best delegation award at Harvard University.

Notable alumni

See also (related category): Andrés Bello Catholic University alumni

Among its notable graduates are: José Antonio Abreu (orchestra conductor, economist, political activist), Milos Alcalay (Venezuelan diplomat), Nery Santos Gómez (author), Édgar Ramírez (journalist and actor), María Corina Machado, (engineer, Assembly member, founder of Súmate), Valentina Quintero (author, journalist and television hostess), Henrique Capriles (lawyer and governor), and Ivonne Attas (actress and politician).

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Universidad Católica Andrés Bello para niños

  • Education in Venezuela
  • List of Jesuit sites
  • List of universities in Venezuela
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