Universidad Autónoma de Entre Ríos
University description (as per official university website)
As a public institution, the University assumes a mission and a set of principles and objectives of the different locations in a strategic role in educational policy development and community outreach at the provincial and regional context.
Twenty-first century heir to the prestigious educational tradition of Entre Rios in the national level, the University envisions a job "open doors" in which territoriality and geographical diversity and identity of the actors must be strengthened as strengths.
The advances that accrue from year to year, as part of a normalization process that inevitably entails not only time but also the ongoing management of new resources, can project to the University as one of the enabling environment for the treatment of multiple demands and social and cultural concerns.
Provide training on university level and pre-university level in the province of Entre Rios, in order to build and promote the dissemination of knowledge and contextual knowledge, enhancing the linkage between the creation of human capital and economic development and encouraging the diversity of events and scientific and cultural expressions, with strong emphasis on promoting human rights.
Develop, promote, develop, transfer and dissemination of culture, science and technology, directing them according to national, provincial and regional interacting to do with any organization representing the various social sectors.
Tend to raising the cultural level of the community to reach him the benefit of scientific and technological advances and the high expressions of national and international culture.
Training researchers, teachers and technicians with extensive cultural integration, capable and aware of their social responsibility.
Education in respect and defense of morality and public ethics, human rights, democratic freedoms and the sovereignty and independence of the nation, contributing to human brotherhood and peace among peoples.
Proclaim and guarantee the freedom of judgments and criteria, doctrine and guidance
philosophical in issuing university professor.
The Province of Entre Ríos undoubtedly deserves a special mention in the national context for their history education. Already in the federal caudillo Francisco Ramirez, leader of the "Republic of Entre Ríos" proclaimed in 1820 and which included the current provincial territory, more the province of Corrientes and the old Jesuit missions, education is of vital importance to the leadership entrerriana .
Ramirez gave special interest in the installation of public schools and the appointment of teachers in each department. It also established compulsory education in basic literacy and numeracy.
By 1849, the governor of Entre Rios Justo José de Urquiza encouraged the creation of the College of Uruguay, which bears his name and was the first in the country secular and free. The experience and prestige of this institution in the national context is recognized and valued.
In 1870 the Normal School "José María Torres" of Paraná was created by the government of Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, the first of its kind in Argentina, with a mission to train teachers and start a path deep mark on future generations With regard to education.
By 1904, the boom of the normal hand but with the need to train teachers to fulfill their tasks in the campaign (for the strengthening of export-oriented economy), by Manuel Antequeda initiative is founded first American Rural Normal School " Juan Bautista Alberdi ", based on what was then a ranch outside Paraná, and today is the town of Oro Verde.
As the School "Alberdi" for men was created in 1962 to train female teachers Rural Normal School "Almafuerte" in the area of the bite and Montrull Sauce, districts located in the Paraná department.
Without doubt, are milestones that support the leading role in national education entrerriano.
Role in the XXI Century University inherits from its ranks include such institutions, their journeys and identities of high value projects in the framework of the national university system.
The creation of the Autonomous University of Entre Ríos in 2000, emerged in response to the challenges that permeate the social, economic, political and cultural entrerriana community. The need to find new horizons for various problems, mobilize the will of the Provincial and Municipal States, and some civil society organizations linked to production and education, build and design a space democratic institutional support to implement new educational policies.
By the Act of Creating UADER No. 9250, enacted on June 8, 2000 - provided for the transfer of more than 20 colleges, institutes of higher education, middle school and Higher Education, High Schools, Colleges and other institutions, to form the Academic Structure of the nascent University, initially with 5 Powers and since 2004 comprises 4:
- Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
- Science and Technology
- Management Science
- Life Sciences and Health
The transfer included faculty and administrative, as well as budgetary resources, resulting in a heterogeneous composition of the nascent university recognized with their own identities and different, which led support and resistance against this new scenario of academic interest dispute in the province.
In 2001, the Executive Branch gave national recognition to the University, subject to compliance with a conversion plan and Academic Institution, which was terminated in 2008 and was the consolidation as a house of public higher learning. Also in 2001, approved the Temporary Academic Staff, from which it has established its own structure for the overall operation.
Since 2002, advisory bodies were established to advance the standardization process (in the Schools Advisory Councils and Provisional High Council), with limits on its powers but in the spirit of legalizing its operations and to accommodate a wide debate and proper the make democracy in the university. This stage of the University was marked by difficulties inherent in the context of economic and social crisis both provincial and national levels.
Until 2007 the emphasis was on achieving national validity of the securities, to secure the issuance of the races, the conversion to continue teaching and lead to other proposals in line with social demands. Furthermore, research consistently failed to start after approval of the relevant regulations. And time in mid-2007, crossed a critical period around the implementation of standards for teachers regular competitions, leading some sectors of the university community to take the seat of the Chancellor in protest. That conflict could be overcome with the intervention of the University Policies Secretariat of the Nation.
Since 2008, the beginning of a new management, emphasized the political will to advance the realization of the so-called regular competitions, to set aside definitively the degree of conflict experienced and seek new achievements in the pursuit of institutional standards. In that sense, added goals related to strengthening the identity of the University, with responsibility for ensuring the quality of education and enhancement of teacher training, and fully integrating the Argentine university system from the active participation of the cloisters of calls, projects , networks and other national level.
In sum, in order to strengthen foundational teaching and learning spaces, while respecting the trajectories of the transferred schools, the University has positioned geographically as an opportunity to access higher education entrerrianos young people, especially those not found in major urban centers, and even sectors of society that historically did not have access to university education. It also allowed and allows other social and productive with the University promote training and extension projects, specific careers or research closely linked to local interests.
The University as an institution of democratization of knowledge, generate their own profile proposals related to social inclusion and human rights. This stance is linked to a vision of working together and open doors and involves a strategic approach and a challenge as an institution that strives for autonomy and academic level, taking into account the heterogeneity and complexities that distinguish it in the middle and with the rest of the universities.