About the university

Universidad ORT Uruguay is an innovative and entrepreneurial university with a strong accent in science, technology, business and design.

Our mission is to provide higher education of excellence in fields that are relevant to the countries development and to train professionals for the national and international challenges they will encounter. The university fosters a culture of innovation and has pioneered the introduction of new study programs and education technologies in Uruguay.

Universidad ORT Uruguay is a privately-managed, not-for-profit university established in Montevideo in 1942.

The university is member of World ORT, a Jewish community organisation born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as well as of major organisations, such as the International Association of Universities and the Unión de Universidades de América Latina.

A number of degrees have received international accreditation by the ARCU-SUR Mercosur system and AMBA. The university undertakes applied research in collaboration with other national and international universities, research centers and industry.

Universidad ORT Uruguay founded the first technology-based business incubator in the country in 2001, along with the National Technology Laboratory.


The university has got two campuses with easy access and well served public transport.

Campus Centro at downtown Montevideo hosts the School of Engineering, the School of Communication and Design, the Institute of Education, the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Department of Jewish Studies, the Rector's office and most central services.

At Campus Pocitos, in the residential neighborhood of Pocitos, the School of Management and Social Sciences, the School of Architecture are located.

Each campus offers a library, cafeterias, green courtyards and recreation areas, full wifi coverage and computer terminals for student use.

Classes of up to 35 students allow for a richer relationship with professors and high levels of academic demand.  Universidad ORT Uruguay offers a personalised educational approach with ample teacher availability.


In addition to fully equipped laboratories, TV and radio studios, two libraries and other facilities, students have access to a range of services and useful academic resources, such as an online-learning platform and course management tools.

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