IDENTITY AND VALUES
The Universidad de Montevideo is a university with a Christian identity open to all faiths and beliefs. The University is inspired by the teachings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of the Roman Catholic Prelature of Opus Dei, which includes the value of work ethics, the spirit of service, the love for liberty and the promotion of family values. These principles are promoted within an environment of peace and respect.
The Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is committed to academic excellence, research, technological innovation and social responsibility. Its objectives include promoting a strong work ethic and cultivating a desire to serve society. It bases its intellectual endeavors on a transcendental perspective of a person, committed to the search for truth.
The Universidad de Montevideo seeks to be a university committed to serve society, in which each person faces challenges in their academic, professional, human and spiritual life. The University aspires to excellence amongst students, teachers and staff, while it encourages research and promotes international outlook.
The Universidad de Montevideo was launched in 1986 as the Instituto de Estudios Empresariales de Montevideo (IEEM) in the Uruguayan Stock Exchange building. The institute was a pioneer in offering Master´s Degree Programs in Business Law, International Trade Law, and Economic Administrative Law in Uruguay. In 1992, the IEEM Business School launched a Master´s Degree Program in Business Administration.
Legally established as a non-profit organization, IEEM was authorized to operate as a private university when the Uruguayan government issued the decree 308/995, which established the requirements for the authorization and career recognition of private universities. Since then, the UM has grown and developed a solid national and international reputation based on its rigorous educational programs, renowned faculty, insightful publications and in-depth research projects.
In 1995, the University introduced the first undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Today the Universidad de Montevideo offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within five Schools, the IEEM Business School and the Center for Biomedical Science.
The Rector convenes and leads the Board of Directors, which includes the Deans and representatives of the Board of Trustees of the Universidad de Montevideo.
The Board of Directors makes decisions on academic and organizational matters such as regulations, programming and coordination of teaching activities and research.
Juan Manuel Gutiérrez Carrau
Chief Financial Officer
School of Business Administration & Economics
Dean: Alejandro Cid
Vice Dean: Mercedes Rovira
School of Communications
Dean: Álvaro Pérez
School of Law
Dean: Nicolás Etcheverry
Vice Dean: Miguel Casanova
School of Humanities & Education
Dean: Ramiro Podetti
School of Engineering
Dean: Claudio Ruibal
IEEM Business School
Dean: Pablo Regent
Center for Biomedical Science
Directors: Alberto Sosa & Patricia Schroeder
José María Cabrera
Director of International Affairs
Director of Admissions
María José Frontini
Initium (Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
Library and CEDEI