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Coordinates: 34°54′46.69″S 57°57′04.88″W / 34.9129694°S 57.9513556°W / -34.9129694; -57.9513556

National University of La Plata
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
UNLP Logo.jpg
Motto Pro Scientia et Patria
Type Public
Established 1897
Chancellor Fernando Alfredo Tauber
Administrative staff
10,400
Students 91,135
Location , ,
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Website http://www.unlp.edu.ar/
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Office of the President (NU of LP)

The National University of La Plata (Spanish: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, UNLP) is one of the national universities in the Argentine city of La Plata. The university was founded in 1905 by Dr. Joaquín Víctor González.

Academic units

Facultad de Ingenieria (UNLP)
The School of Engineering (NU of LP)
  • Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Agrarian and Forest Sciences
  • Faculty of Astronomic and Geophysic Sciences
  • Faculty of Economic Sciences
  • Faculty of Exact Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Medic Sciences
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museum
  • Faculty of Veterinary Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences
  • Faculty of Informatics
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Journalism and Social Communication
  • Faculty of Social Work
  • Fine Arts High School "Professor Francisco Américo de Santo"

Famous students and professors

  • Raúl Alfonsín (Law degree in 1950) President of Argentina (1983–1989)
  • Florentino Ameghino (Professor of geology)
  • Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (Nobel Peace laureate)
  • Juan José Arévalo (Philosophy PhD in 1934)
  • Mario Bunge (Physics-Mathematics PhD in 1952)
  • René Favaloro (Medicine degree in 1949) Inventor of the coronary artery by-pass
  • Julio Palmaz (Medicine degree in 1971) Inventor of the balloon-expandable stent
  • Emilio Pettoruti
  • Raúl A. Ringuelet (Professor of Zoology)
  • Carlos Saavedra Lamas (Law teacher, rector, Nobel Peace laureate)
  • Ernesto Sábato (Physics PhD in 1937, writer)
  • Néstor Kirchner (Law degree in 1976) President of Argentina (2003–2007)
  • Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (Law degree in 1979) President of Argentina (2007-until now)
  • Florentina Gómez Miranda (Law degree in 1945) Argentine Deputy from 1983 to 1991
  • Horacio Pagani (Industrial design) CEO of the automotive company, Pagani Automobili S.p.A.


  • History of the University of La Plata (Historia de la Universidad de La Plata), Julio Castiñeira, Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  • National University of La Plata on the Centennial of its Nationalization (La Universidad Nacional de La Plata en el centenario de su nacionalización), Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
  • (in Spanish)


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