English Abstract

Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) is a private non-profit institution founded in 1991 by the Di Tella Foundation and the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, with support from the international philanthropic community. The mission of the University –which opened its doors on March 11th, 1992– is to educate new generations of academic, social, political and business leaders, and to advance research and scholarship in the arts and sciences.

The University offers 9 undergraduate degrees in:

  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Business Administration
  • Business Economics
  • Economics
  • International Studies
  • Political Science and Government
  • Social Sciences
  • History

It also offers 3 doctoral programs (Political Science, International Studies and History) and 17 Masters in:

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Criminal Law
  • Law & Economics
  • Tax Law
  • Education Administration
  • Education Policy
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Political Science
  • International Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Urban Economics
  • History & Culture of Architecture & Urbanism.

The Business School and the Law School run a variety of Executive Education programs each year. The School of Architecture and Urban Studies and the Art Department also offer professional clinics.

The faculty consists of 72 full-time professors, 97% of whom hold a graduate degree. UTDT is a highly recognized research university in Latin America and its library is among the most complete libraries devoted to the social sciences in Argentina.

 

Our history 

The Universidad Torcuato Di Tella was created on the pillars of two cornerstone organizations in Argentina: the SIAM factory (1910) and the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1958).

SIAM was the country’s largest industrial company of its time and also the first Argentine organization to have commercial presence in several Latin American countries and in Europe. Innovative and with a global vision, it produced over 250 different products, ranging from household appliances to gas pumps and cars.

The Instituto Torcuato Di Tella (1958) was home of the artistic vanguard of the late 50s through the 60s. Also center of outstanding research in the social sciences, the Instituto brought together some of Argentina’s most influential intellectuals and artists.

Inheriting the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of the SIAM company and the vanguardist essence of the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, the University produces basic and applied knowledge in an environment of pluralism, academic excellence and equal opportunity.

 

Campus Alcorta

Located in the city of Buenos Aires, in the residential neighborhood of Belgrano, the University is well-connected by public transportation to this capital´s most interesting sites. Our new building features classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, an architecture studio with 286 drawing tables and a small cinema. The library is home to over 70,000 volumes, holds an impressive newspaper archive and several valuable private collections.

 

Beyond the classroom

UTDT offers a broad range of extracurricular activities that enrich the experience abroad and provide exchange students with the opportunity to become more integrated in the Di Tella community. Students are encouraged to become involved with the sports teams and to pursue cultural activities such as chorus and theater.

Social action groups, which organize a wide range of activities to improve the situation of the less fortunate, and interest-specific clubs and organizations are some of the other environments where exchange students can obtain a more in-depth knowledge of the Argentine culture while contributing to the community.

Through the buddy system and the language exchange program incoming students are partenered with local ones to help them ease into the city and the university life, while practicing their Spanish.


Summer and Study Abroad Programs

UTDT has a broad experience hosting study abroad programs that have been especially tailored for each group. These activities range from 3 weeks to 5 months and use a mix of local and international faculty.

Some of the universities that have pursued tailor-made programs with us include: University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, The George Washington University, New York University, Stanford University, University of California, Wake Forest University and California College of the Arts, just to name a few.

Our International Programs Office assists with housing arrangements, travel plans, cultural excursions, orientation and every other logistical need.