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About the university

Universidad ORT Uruguay is an innovative and entrepreneurial university with a strong focus in science, technology, business and design.

Our mission is to provide excellence in higher education in fields that are relevant to the country's development and to train professionals for the national and international challenges they will encounter.

The university fosters a culture of innovation and has pioneered new programs of study and educational technologies in Uruguay.


Universidad ORT Uruguay, established in Montevideo in 1942, is a non-governmental, not-for-profit institution.

The university is a member of World ORT, a Jewish educational organization founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as well as of major organizations, such as the International Association of Universities and the Unión de Universidades de América Latina.

A number of degrees have received international accreditation by AMBA and the ARCU-SUR Mercosur system. The university engages in applied research in collaboration with other national and international universities, research centers and industry.

Universidad ORT Uruguay working with the National Technology Laboratory (LATU) co-founded the country's first technology-based business incubator in 2001.


The university has two campuses with easy access by public transport.

Campus Centro in downtown Montevideo hosts the rectorate and the main administrative offices as well as the School of Engineering, the School of Communication and Design, the Institute of Education, the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Department of Jewish Studies.

The School of Management and Social Sciences and the School of Architecture are located at Campus Pocitos, in a residential neighborhood.


We are proud to showcase two brand new state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratories, one dedicated for researchers from the industry and advanced students and another for regular student use.

The School of Communication and Design houses fully equipped studios for television, radio and multimedia production and a well-appointed studio for 3D printing, textile and industrial design. Architecture students enjoy free use of the model-making workshop.

Universidad ORT Uruguay offers personalized education with no more than 35 students per class.

Student-professor communication is emphasized. Students have access to an online-learning platform and computer terminals on both campuses, where full WiFi coverage is also available. Each campus boasts a library, cafeterias, green courtyards and recreation areas.