The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) was founded by the Jesuits in 1613. It is the oldest Argentine university and one of the most prestigious in Latin America. It became a public institution in 19th century. The old university’s colonial building complex located in the down town area was declared World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. In almost 400 years, the university turned into an academic center that includes 12 schools, 98 research centers, 20 libraries, 14 museums, 2 observatories for astronomical research, and a Laboratory of Hemo-derivatives.

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