About us


The University was created in March 1972 as a Provincial University and during the following year it became a National University. It began to function on the basis of 4 careers: Agronomic, Mine, Metallurgical and Chemical Engineering. Its purpose was to support the exploitation and industrialization activities of the natural resources in Jujuy.

At present, there are 4 academic units at the University: Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3 Higher Schools: Legal and Political Sciences; Health Sciences, and Arts and Culture, 1 Pre-university Teaching Establishment: School of Mines and 1 School of Professional Education. The academic offer consists of 21 under graduate and 31 Bachelor´s degrees; with a student population of approximately 30,000 students at the campuses: Central (San Salvador de Jujuy), Quebrada and Puna; San Pedro and Valleys. It also offers 29 postgraduate degrees and it has14 Research Institutes (with rectory dependency). Mission: to train people committed to the Community, by participating in its social, economic and political development; and safeguarding its natural and cultural heritage. The scope of competence in its area of ​​knowledge is international and it contributes actively to the sustainable development of the Province, Region and Country.


The former Area of ​​International Relations, currently SubSIIR (Deputy secretary for Internationalization and Regional Integration), emerges as an institutional response to the vertiginous changes that occur in the field of International Relations. This dynamic process generates spaces of convergence and institutional divergence as well. UNJu establishes, among its policies, the strengthening of teachers, researchers, students and administrative staff´s participation in spaces of cooperation and exchange with foreign universities.This institution also expresses the solid determination to deepen relations with those academic institutions that make up Latin America.

Along with the highly competent team members of SubSIIR, there is an Advisory Council represented by teachers and students from different academic units and researchers from Research Institutes which seek to achieve the following Objectives:

General Objective:

To promote the effective participation of UNJu in the processes of internationalization of higher education and joint cooperation with foreign organizations and university institutions.

Specific Objectives:

  • To articulate university internationalization policies with regional development strategies by establishing framework agreements and specific activities with different universities.
  • To encourage the participation of UNJu community in international networks.
  • To intervene actively into inter-university cooperation programs for teachers and researchers.
  • To participate in student exchange programs with academic recognition.
  • To promote the interaction between UNJu staff and their peers from foreign universities, thus improving their corresponding systems.
  • To stimulate the liaison between local academics and foreigners to promote the constitution of transnational groups.


  • To sign agreements of cooperation, academic exchange, science and management -open to areas that make up the university- with higher education institutions from different countries around the world.
  • To coordinate the participation of UNJu into international programs and projects; which generate financial resources and channels of permanent access to quality teaching and research.
  • To run and administrate resources in order to obtain scholarships in existing cooperation and exchange programs.
  • To run, supervise and administrate Chinese language courses from levels 1 to 6 (International Exam Preparation HSK3-to get scholarships that require command of this language)

In Academic/Scientific Training Programs:

  • Erasmus Vitaglobal:

This project aims to train skilled human resources in local viticulture development. It is organized in modules of international class dictation with the idea of becoming future postgraduate careers with dual degree. The Universities participating along with UNJu are: UNCUYO University, the National University of Chilecito, University of Talca and University of Chile (these two latter from the trans-Andean country), University of the Republic (Uruguay), Georgian Technical University and Telavi State University, located in Georgia, Rovira i Virgili University (Spain), University of Bordeaux (France); University of Bologna (Italy); University of Porto (Portugal), Cape Peninsula University of Technology and Stellenbosch University, from South Africa. This project is coordinated by OBREAL (“Observatorio de las Relaciones Unión Europea”) and subsidized by the European Union.

  • Erasmus Entender:

Project co-financed by the ERASMUS+ program from the European Union, led by the University of Coventry in the United Kingdom, with 9 international partners participating, including UNJu. Its objective is to create early awareness on cases of neurodiversity in order to improve access, achievements and job opportunities for people with this condition. To help them reach their full potential through support in higher education and subsequent job placement; thus, promoting inclusion and the construction of suitable knowledge.

  • Bi-Oceanic Railway: UNIRILA (Network of Universities from the Latin American Integration Route)

Project that promotes the integration of the Mediterranean central-western regions and countries of South America, such as Paraguay, Bolivia, northern Argentina and southwestern Brazil, with northern Chile and southern Peru, in order to contribute to the development of the economic and social opportunities that promote the interoceanic connection.

UNJu, through SubSIIR, participates in the following exchange and mobility programs:

  • Rectors´ Council for the Integration of the West Central Sub region in South America of Argentina


Network of Universities from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay and Peru. Its purpose is to deepen peoples´ integration path from South America and, specifically, from the Central West Sub region, with the idea of broadening the basis of academic, scientific-technological and cultural cooperation.

Member countries:

ARGENTINA : 9 Universities

BOLIVIA : 9 Universities

CHILE: 4 Universities

PARAGUAY : 2 Universities

PERU : 11 Universities

ECUADOR : 2 Universities

The program has 2 mobility categories:

Student Mobility Program: Mobility time: 1 academic semester.

Academic and Administrative Program: Mobility time: 15 to 30 days

Website: www.criscos.unju.edu.ar

  • Fundación Carolina (as a reception agent)

Mobility program for teachers: Magister and Doctors, for short stays (up to 3 months)

Website : www.fundacioncarolina.es

  • Latin American Academic Exchange Program

The Colombian Association of Universities (ASCUN), the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education from the Mexican Republic (ANUIES) and the National Interuniversity Council (CIN) signed an agreement in order to promote the exchange of students from degree/undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as scholars, researchers and managers from associated universities and higher education institutions.

Member countries :Acceding countries
ARGENTINA :52 UniversitiesBRAZIL : 4 Universities
COLOMBIA : 77 UniversitiesCUBA : 2 Universities
MEXICO :67 UniversitiesNICARAGUA : 2 Universities
 URUGUAY : 1 University

The program, with online and in-class mobility for the member countries and online for the acceding countries, involves 2 mobility categories:

Student Mobility Program: Mobility time: 1 academic semester.

Academic and Administrative Program: Mobility time: 15 to 30 days

Website: https://www.programapila.lat/

  • Integration Zone of Western Central South America.

ZICOSUR Universitaria is a network of public universities in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Paraguay, which has been working on extension, with an academic semester duration.

Member countries:

ARGENTINA : 14 Universities

BOLIVIA : 2 Universities

BRAZIL : 11 Universities

CHILE : 2 Universities

PARAGUAY: 8 Universities

Website: https://zicosur.wordpress.com


Likewise, and beyond the mobility programs in which the UNJu participates, it interacts with more than 90 Higher Education Institutions through strategic associations and through international mutual cooperative, academic, scientific, technological and cultural agreements that are developed according to their own specialties in order to meet the institutional objectives.

UNJu agrees to extend its cooperation ties with the following countries: Germany, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Slovenia, United States, Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Peru and Sweden.

Where are we?


The Argentine Republic is a sovereign country in South America, located in the southern and southeastern extreme of this subcontinent. It is a republican, representative and federal government.

Its continental American territory, which covers a large part of the Southern Cone, is bordered to the north by Bolivia and Paraguay, to the northeast by Brazil, to the east by Uruguay and the Atlantic Ocean, to the west by Chile and to the south by Chile and the Atlantic waters of the Drake Passage.


The province of Jujuy is located in the northwest corner of the Argentine Republic. It is bordered to the north and west by the Republics of Bolivia and Chile respectively, to the south and east by the province of Salta. It covers an area of ​​53,219 km2 and it is crossed by the Tropic of Capricorn at Huacalera, with towns located at 350 and 5000 meters above sea level. By its ecological and climatic characteristics, Jujuy has been divided into four zones, with different flora and fauna respectively, and with clear agricultural and forestry activities. This geographical division defines the four regions of Jujuy: Valles, Quebrada, Yungas and Puna.

What do we offer?




 “San Salvador de Jujuy” Campus

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Bachelor in Food Science
  • Bachelor in Biological Science

“San Pedro” Campus

  • Agricultural Engineering

 “Quebrada and Puna” Campus


  • Bachelor in Rural Development
  • Bachelor in Environmental Management

Abra Pampa

  • Bachelor in Environmental Management


  • PhD in Agricultural Sciences
  • PhD in Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Master Degree in Irrigation and Agricultural Use of Water
  • Master Degree in Development of Arid and Semi-Arid Areas



“San Salvador de Jujuy” Campus

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Bachelor in Political Economy

“Valles” Campus


  • Bachelor in Business Administration


  • Bachelor in Business Administration


  • Doctorate in Public Policy and Development in Regional Contexts
  • Master´s Degree in Tourism Planning and Management of Emerging Destinations
  • Master´s Degree in Public Policy and Development in Regional Contexts
  • Master´s Degree in Popular Economy and Community Processes (shared with FHYCS-UNJu)
  • Master’s Degree in Statistics Applied to Research and Management
  • Specialization in Applied Statistics to Management
  • Specialization in Costs and Business Management
  • Specialization in Popular Economy and Community Processes (shared with FHYCS-UNJu)



“San Salvador de Jujuy” Campus

  • Teacher Training Course/Bachelor´s Degree in Education Sciences
  • Teacher Training Course/Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education
  • Teacher Training Course/Bachelor´s Degree in Arts
  • Teacher Training Course/Bachelor´s Degree in Philosophy
  • Teacher Training Course/Bachelor´s Degree in History
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Social Communication
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Anthropology
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Social Work

“San Pedro” Campus

  • Teaching Training Course/Bachelor´s Degree in Education Sciences
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Health Education

“Quebrada and Puna”Campus


  • Bachelor´s Degree in Tourism


  • Bachelor´s Degree in Social Work

“Valleys ” Campus

El Carmen

  • Bachelor´s Degree in Tourism


  • Doctorate in Social Sciences
  • Master in Theory and Methodology of Social Sciences
  • Master of Border Literary Studies
  • Master in Contemporary Problems of Communication
  • Master in Popular Economy and Community Processes (shared with FCE-UNJu)
  • Master in Gender Studies and Public Policies
  • Master in Inclusive Education
  • Specialization in Higher Education Studies
  • Specialization in Education Research.
  • Specialization in Inclusive Education
  • Specialization in Popular Economy and Community Processes (shared with FCE-UNJu)
  • Specialization in Gender Studies and Public Policies



“San Salvador de Jujuy” Campus

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mine Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Computer Science
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Food Technology
  • Bachelor´s Degree in Geological Sciences

Provincial Classroom-based University unit

“Liberator General San Martin”

  • First Year Attendance for Mining, Chemical, Computer Science and Industrial Engineering Bachelor´s Degrees


  • Doctorate in Industrial Engineering
  • Doctorate in Food Science and Technology
  • Specialization in Natural and Applied Sciences




“San Salvador de Jujuy” Campus

  • Bachelor´s Degree in Political Science


  • Master in Business Law
  • Specialization in Business Law


“Dr. Horacio Carrillo” School of Mines

  • Years: 6 (six) divided into 2 cycles:
    • Basic Cycle: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year
    • Higher Cycle: 4th, 5th and 6th Year

By the end of 3rd year of the Basic Cycle, students must choose one out of the 3 technical courses offered by the School:

  1. Mining Technician.
  2. Chemical Technician.
  3. Computer Technician: this specialty is articulated with the career of University Programmer Analyst from the School of Engineering-UNJu.




  • -Institute of High Altitude Biology
  • Institute of Geology and Mining
  • Institute of Research and Provision of Services
  • Residue and Trace Analysis Laboratory
  • Institute of Cellular, Genetic and Molecular Studies
  • Rodolfo Kusch Nature and Society Research Institute (Tilcara)
  • Tilcara Interdisciplinary Institute (CONICET-UNJu)
  • Institute of Andean Eco Regions (UNJu – CONICET)
  • Institute of Dating and Archaeometry
  • Belgrano´s Research Institute
  • Executing Unit in Regional Social Sciences and Humanities (CONICET – UNJU)
  • Technological Research Center on Lithium
  • Center for Research and Development in Advanced Materials and Energy Storage of Jujuy.
  • Interdisciplinary Center for Research in Technology and Social Development for NWA