Established by the Episcopal Conference in 1958, Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) is a private higher education institution in Argentina that offers its students, professors and researchers opportunities to broaden their academic, personal and professional horizons. Through its comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programmes, UCA aims to educate global professionals with deep values and strong social commitment. UCA offers its students an academic experience in a privileged setting, in which academic values chime with the dynamic life of a cultural capital (at its main campus in Buenos Aires) and four other locations (Rosario, Paraná, Mendoza and Pergamino). UCA graduates have excellent career prospects, and regularly take leading roles both in public and private sector organisations. Sensitive to the social and cultural environment, the university is working steadily to pursue a better research-teaching-outreach balance and is committed to relevant research projects. The main areas of research at UCA are human development and poverty, biomedicine, food technology and climate change.