General Information and student interviews of different Universities
The capital of Argentina has roundabout 40 Universities. Half of them are public and the other part is private. Luckily does the ranking of the public Universities is higher than the one of the private Universities. In Argentina is Buenos Aires the best and most popular place to study. The second ranked city is La Plata. I want to present you with an overview of student reviews about the differences between universities in Buenos Aires.
The University of Buenos Aires- UBA
The most popular university is called Universidad de Buenos Aires. This University hasn’t got one campus the buildings a spread all over the city. Only a little besides that there is no dress code and the quality of the building could be really good and beautiful but there are also buildings which need to be improved. I’ll show you two examples in pictures. Now in these days the government begins to invest money in the old buildings for restorations.
UBA Facultad de Sciencias Sociales
I asked during a review 3 students of the UBA and they all came from different Countries: Argentina, Chile and Colombia. During a talk to a student I got the feeling that there is a big mixture of Nationalities caused of the history and the big Immigration mix in Buenos Aires. In Argentina exists equal rights, what means that you are allowed to enter to a university and you can study whatever you want to study. It doesn’t depend on your notes of your secondary and education is for free.
Students per lecture: In general the UBA divides the curses in Practical (20-30) and Theoretical (100+) classes. First all go together and listen to the Theoretical class and after that they get divided into smaller Practical groups where they discuss and work in groups. In general I can’t give you a certain number, two of my students said that there are per lecture 40 students in “Ingenieria Agronoma” and “Psicología”) one student of “Diseño Industrial” said that there are 120-150 students per section.
What the students like most in their University: The Park, good Professors, that there is no dress code, that it is a public university with quality and the green zones again.
Things which could be better after the three students are Infrastructure, organization and old buildings which need to be renovated. Another opinion was the long distance to go there.
My last question was about the extra-curricular activities of the UBA. These answers were quite positive: Rugby, Football, Handball, Computer and other seminaries or music.
Besides that a sign of quality of a University depends on the famous people who graduated there. Here on the UBA there are a lot of special personalities five People received a Nobel Price yet:
- Carlos Saavedra Lamas , Nobel Peace Prize (1936)
- Bernardo Alberto Houssay , Nobel Prize in Physiology (1947)
- Luis Federico Leloir , Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1970)
- Adolfo Maria Pérez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Prize (1980)
- César Milstein, Nobel Prize in Medicine (1984)
And the most popular person who studied here was Ernesto “Che” Guevara (1928–1967) who studies medicine here before he became a communistic revolutionary.
The Homepage of the UBA is: http://www.uba.ar/