Universidad de Montevideo

The Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is a pioneering university in Montevideo, Uruguay. Since its foundation in 1986, the UM has developed a national and international reputation for its commitment to academic excellence, research, technological innovation, and social responsibility. Its objectives include promoting a solid work ethic and cultivating a desire to serve society. It bases its intellectual endeavors on a transcendental perspective of a person committed to the search for truth.


The UM Schools

The UM offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses within its five faculties: the School of Economics & Business Administration, the School of Communication, the School of Engineering, the School of Law, and the School of Humanities & Education, as well as additional degrees, diplomas, and programs in the IEEM Business School and the Center for Biomedical Science. The IEEM has AMBA and EFMD Accreditations.


The Universidad de Montevideo is a Recognized Teaching Center of the University of London International Programmes. At the UM, students can study two degrees in two languages: the UM degree in Spanish and the University of London degree in English. In 2020 The University of London elected the UM for the second consecutive year as one of the select universities in the world for the outstanding international examination results in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

The UM Centers

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (INITIUM) works across all the schools to foster the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship through mentoring, training teachers, courses, seminars, and workshops.


The Center of Applied Economics Research (CRAE) in the School of Economics and Business focuses on Uruguayan social issues such as poverty, the environment, the family, and education. From its beginnings, this multidisciplinary center works closely with specialists worldwide, joining their experiences and discoveries, providing a vibrant intellectual forum for students and professors to respond to the global questions on contemporary social problems and possible solutions.


The Center for Ibero-American Studies and Documentation houses collections and archives of the continent’s geography and history; Cervantes and Hispanic American literature; philosophy and theology; Church history; Latin American culture and 

The Center for Innovation and Industrial Organization (CINOI) in the School of Engineering’s principal objective is to forge close links between the university and the business world through training, courses, seminars, and projects in innovation and research.


Facts and Figures

The UM is a small university with 2700 students, and in 2021 it is ranked Top 100 in Latin America.

The average class size at the UM is 25, the student-to-professor ratio is 8 to 1, and the UM has a 96% graduate employment rate.


The UM was the first university in Uruguay to introduce internships as part of the curriculum. Increased student and staff mobility, linked with internships, has positively impacted the business cooperation between Uruguay and other countries worldwide and created markets for educational export linked with teacher education.


In 2022, the School of Engineering is moving to the LATU Technology Park, with more than 50 companies, most of them in technology, communication, and information. It will offer professors and students an increasingly enriching environment interacting with entrepreneurs with real problems to solve.

In May 2020, the School of Engineering signed an agreement to become the first and only member of the Microsoft Quantum Network - Curriculum Partners in Latin America.


The UM is the only educational institution in Uruguay to be a member of SAP University Alliances. 

International scope

The UM is dedicated to internationalization for its students and staff to develop global citizens and leaders and to promote research to increase worldwide understanding of Latin America within a global society. Its professors teach and research as visiting scholars at home and abroad, and the UM curriculum and program are increasingly international in focus.


The UM has a global network of more than 145 academic collaborative partnerships in 45 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australasia. UM’s students study abroad in increasing numbers, with access to top institutions in key destinations worldwide.


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International Cooperation 

At the UM, the Office of International Affairs, together with the academic staff in each school, promotes mobility opportunities for UM students, implements the selection process for outgoing student candidates, assists them with their university and course selection, and their learning agreements as arranging a pre-departure orientation. The office advises incoming students from partner universities on course selection, housing, insurance, visas, language training, cultural and sports opportunities. It provides a comprehensive orientation pre-departure and throughout the academic semester or year in Uruguay.


The UM participates in the Erasmus+ Grant Program with its UK and European partners for student and staff mobility. This programme enriches the international teaching and learning for students and staff at the UM.

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Subjects taught at University of Montevideo