We are a University
As a university institution, we propose to serve society through the search for truth in all its dimensions, through the development and transmission of knowledge with a universal vision.
This broad perspective of reality moves us to open ourselves to others and to foster the interdisciplinary spirit, characteristic of university work, and a work environment that favors the interrelation of people.
Day by day we build a community made up of academics, professionals, students and graduates in a framework of intellectual freedom, responsibility, cultural diversity and respect for the other; where many people who think differently put their knowledge to the test to generate ideas, which have the potential to quickly reach society.
At the center of our university mission is the person as the end of all our teaching, research, transfer, medical assistance and university extension activities.
Our humanistic vision leads us to focus on training in virtues with a professional and social sense; virtues such as honesty, friendship, industry, effort and the permanent desire to learn.
In this way, we aspire for the personal talent of the members of our community to be accompanied by intellectual, social and public leadership to propose a more human contribution that transforms society. We promote joint work between the university and the different actors of society at the local and international level, generating an environment that is constantly learning and contributing.
With Christian identity
Our Christian identity invites us to identify ourselves with the love that Jesus teaches us in the Gospel, and with the freedom that he himself has given us. From that perspective we seek harmony between faith and reason, responding to the concrete problems of the world today.
We understand the dignity of each person according to their transcendent destiny in life. For this reason, we offer Christian formation activities that nurture the spiritual dimension of people, in a climate of personal freedom and respect for people of different faiths. We encourage the ability to ask for forgiveness when we make mistakes and to forgive others, knowing how to understand and put ourselves in the place of the other. We seek to generate a culture of encounter by opening ourselves to the problems and desires of others. We reason together with those who think differently to establish a fruitful dialogue between all of us.
We promote solidarity through volunteering among the people of our university community, to help in a special way those who are in vulnerable situations.
We promote human rights such as life, health, education, family, social justice, care of the environment and the search for the common good, among others; always in an inclusive environment where people's ideals are respected.
Inspired by Saint Josemaría
Saint Josemaría inspired the creation of the Universidad Austral . He encouraged us for universities to live in the face of the needs of all people and to be an area of exchange and understanding, which forms citizens willing to build a more just society.
With the same initial impulse, today Opus Dei assists the University in incorporating Christian principles in teaching, in its contents and even in the way of managing the University.
One of the main messages that Opus Dei promotes is to enrich the meaning of life by finding God in daily work and putting him at the service of others.
Mission and vision
The Universidad Austral intends to serve society through the search for truth, through the development and transmission of knowledge, training in the virtues and the care of each person according to their transcendent destiny, exercising intellectual, professional, and social leadership. and public.
We aspire to become benchmarks for our scientific, educational and transfer contributions, in those disciplines with the greatest impact on people's development, promoting interdisciplinarity and a broad appeal in society.
Rankings and accreditations
QS University Rankings
The Universidad Austral , is positioned as the first Argentine university of private management in Latin America, being the third university in Argentina and the first of private management in the QS Latin American University Rankings 2021. In addition, the Universidad Austral is the first in Employability in the QS World University Rankings.
- # 1 in private management in Argentina in Latin America (QS Latin American University Rankings)
- # 1 in Argentina in Employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings)
IAE Business School
The IAE Business School of the Universidad Austral has the triple crown, an expression that is used in the field of business schools when a university obtains the three most important international accreditations in executive education, a distinction that only 0.5% of the schools of the world:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
In the rankings, the IAE is positioned among the top business schools in Argentina and Latin America.
- # 1 in Argentina: Financial Times (Executive Education); America Economics (Masters); Opening
- # 1 Private Management in Argentina Eduniversal Business School Ranking 2019
- # 2 in Argentina: QS Global MBA Rankings
- # 7 in Latin America: QS Global MBA Rankings
Faculty of Business Sciences (Agribusiness Center)
The Master in Agribusiness of the Faculty of Business Sciences of the Universidad Austral is on the world podium of the three best Agribusiness MBAs in the world, and is the best positioned in Latin America. Eduniversal's ranking is the most prestigious in this category.
- Eduniversal: # 2 in the world MBA Agri-Business and # 1 in Latin America.
According to the latest update of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Universidad Austral is ranked 2nd in Argentina and 1st in private management for the Law area.
Austral University Hospital
The Universidad Austral Hospital is the first hospital in Argentina and one of the first in the world to obtain the highest certification in the category of "Academic Hospital" from the Joint Commission International. In addition, it is the first hospital in Argentina to reaccredit with Joint Commission International.
América Economía: # 10 of the only ranking of hospitals and clinics in Latin America.
Best International Hospital in Argentina in 2016, International Healthcare Commission.