About us


We are a pluralistic higher education institution open to the world, committed to excellence, the construction of a more inclusive and fair society, and the dissemination of our culture; we form open-minded people from the educational tradition of the Church and the Society of Jesus.


We espouse a challenging ethos that offers young and adult students, professors and graduates a humanistic academic experience characterized by innovation, excellence in interdisciplinary education, creativity, knowledge promotion, institutional agility and personal, community and global commitment.

"For it is not much knowledge that fills and satisfies the soul, but the intimate understanding and relish of the truth."

Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Society of Jesus

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) had to live in a changing context marked by scientific and geographical discoveries; political and religious reconfigurations; social and cultural changes; and a growing awareness of living in a new and uncertain world. Ignatius was not afraid to change and reformulate plans, to recalculate expectations and ways of acting. Throughout his life he had to rethink and reconfigure himself. But this was not the consequence of a whim or passing fashions, but of living in his heart the desire to go further (magis) which was the fruit of his relationship with Christ.

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Our campus

Our campus

Catholic University of Uruguay, the country’s first private university, has three campuses: Montevideo, Punta del Este and Salto. We offer more than 40 undergraduate programs, more than 40 graduate programs and three PhD programs. The university is affiliated with the Jesuits Order and belongs to the world network of Jesuit universities. UCU’s facilities and infrastructure have been designed to include places for studying, conducting research, learning and practicing. These places promote the development, sharing and discussion of new ideas.