Universidad de Flores
Buenos Aires, Argentina
University description (as per official university website)
The University of Florida promotes continuous improvement of Quality of Life Community mental, social, physical and environmental through education, research and. Integrates scientific progress - technology with a humanistic and Innovation Framework freedom of thought. "
The University has identified ten values that guide its activities:
1. Quality of Life
Includes the physical, mental and social development potential of all individuals and the care of the environment with which they interact.
2. The Expansion of Knowledge
Both for its intrinsic value and its applications and its dissemination in all fields.
3. Intellectual Honesty and the Scientific Method
For the observation of facts and verification of theories.
4. Creativity and Innovation
Oriented toward the future and sustainability. Learning from the past and enjoying the present, the basis of continuous improvement
A self, to others, individual differences and the environment. Integration, development and solidarity with the human resources of the University and the continuity of the relationship with its alumni.
6. The Practicality and Simplicity
Taking the most direct, simple and fun to meet the objectives.
7. The Good Humor
With emphasis on the positive aspects of people, things and situations.
With emphasis on interdisciplinary, indispensable to meet the multiple facets of reality and effective communication, both vertically and horizontally, in organizations.
9. The Integration of Technology with Humanistic progress
By philosophy and the New Behavioral Sciences.
And the consideration of the needs of the Community.
The 6 key activities:
Education level of undergraduate, postgraduate, short courses and workshops.
Research topics related to our careers and to solve community needs.
Scientific Exchange, through national and international communications, meetings, seminars and conferences.
The internal and external publications.
University Extension, in terms of culture, sports, recreation, business and professional training.
The advice, projects and other services.
Quality of life was the central theme that led to the founding of the University, by a group of professionals, mostly members or members of the Private Institute of Medical Psychology (IPPEM), its Director, Dr. Roberto Kertész is also Rector of the University of Florida, in addition, other members of the Institute play roles in it. The new behavioral sciences were not taught at universities in Argentina, initially emerged as the idea of creating a School of Psychology. Thus, the group teaching as IPPEM transcend scientific society, accessing professional training college in new disciplines. Subsequently the working group understood that to strive to ensure quality of life, should cover other areas of knowledge needed to achieve it. So, as did the decision to move to other careers such as: Physical Activity and Sport (body care and health), Engineering Ecology (environmental stewardship), Architecture (decent housing design), Management and Accounting (for the interdisciplinary approach of SMEs and family businesses) and Law (focused on alternative dispute resolution and mediation).
The University was born then as an innovative approach within the national educational spectrum, aimed to develop professionals capable of applying the guiding principles of respect and continuous improvement towards better quality of life. This innovation is reflected in the offer, in terms of careers and their contents, the interdisciplinary approach and the profile of their teachers, with impeccable professional and educational background, coupled with a high value on human relationships with students. Also considered the large population base and the important cultural and educational traditions existing in the area of Flores and Caballito, necessary for the emergence of a university. After a seminar on the Prevention and Resolution of Violence in Schools and Families in the city of Cipoletti-Black River Province in 1996, and based on proposals from the local population, from 1997 established a branch in that city, with influence in the region of Comahue.