Located in Montevideo, Universidad ORT Uruguay was established in 1942 and was officially certified as a private university in 1996, the first in the country with that status. It is now Uruguay's largest private university with more than 1,000 teachers and researchers for 11,000 students in five faculties and institutes.
It has four faculties: the faculty of administration and social sciences, faculty of architecture, faculty of communication and design and the faculty of engineering, as well as the Institute of Education.
Between the main campus in Montevideo and a second campus in Positos, there are 10,000 students in fields including architecture, engineering, biotechnology, business, economics, international relations, design, animation, communications, and education.
It is a member of World ORT, the world's largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organisation, founded in 1880 by the Jewish community in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The institution specialises in technology, and the learning centre was established in Montevideo in 1942 to help the community emigrating during World War II to assimilate by teaching them the trades of the community’s economy. Among several academic partnerships, Universidad ORT Uruguay partners with ORT Braude in Karmiel, Israel.
Universidad ORT Uruguay launched the first technology business incubator in Uruguay, which is oriented to foster emerging entrepreneurs and enterprises in the fields of computer science and telecommunications, as well as leading the way in the study of biotechnology.
Montevideo is the Uruguayan capital and is a fantastic city for students because of its culture, scenic views, and vibrant lifestyle. Over a million people live in Montevideo, many of which are local and international students.