The Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA) was set up in 1959 by a group of Navy officers and professionals, with the aim of advancing the teaching of engineering in Argentina.
It is the first and leading private university specialising in teaching and research in engineering, technology and management in Argentina. Renowned for its academic excellence and commitment to generating and transferring innovative knowledge to society, ITBA’s faculty and students have received several national and international awards.
The university’s rigorous admissions criteria and low student to faculty ratio have resulted in one of the highest student retention rates in engineering in the country. ITBA graduates have one of the top employment rates and entry salaries in Argentina and occupy leading positions around the globe.
It has links with some of the world’s best universities, the private and public sector (with more than 500 agreements with industry) and leading international research bodies. ITBA offers a cosmopolitan academic experience in a multicultural community.
It is a small university, with 1,650 students and 500 academic teaching staff, with the main building located in the neighbourhood of Puerto Madero, on the grounds of the old Argentine Navy Hospital. The new campus is located in the new southern Technological Hub of Buenos Aires, in the Parque Patricios neighbourhood - which is walking distance from many of the city's historical and cultural landmarks.
Buenos Aires is a popular destination for international students and the public transportation system is well organised, cheap and often on time. The parks, museums, endless bars and hundreds of parillas (outdoor grills) offer students endless activities and places to go.