Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (Argentina)

General SarmientoThe Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento is a public university founded in 1993. Located in one of the poorest areas in the Buenos Aires region, the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento focuses its civic engagement programs on increasing the access of young people to higher education, thus improving their opportunities in the job market. The university does this by offering free access at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and contributing to the improvement of secondary schools in the area. UNGS’s website>>

Center for Community Service

UNGS Center for Community ServiceUNGS’s Center for Community Service overseas the university’s engagement with the community. This engagement takes many forms, including: Technical Assistance; Training for technical and professional staff; Development of diagnostic tools; Basic research and / or applied research aimed at obtaining specific results; Consulting services, audits and external expertise; Encouraging student volunteering. The Center accepts applications for innovative new civic engagement projects every year, and provides funding to some of them. Learn more>>

Institutional Profile

General Sarmiento ProfileCivic engagement at the university is not seen as an ‘add-on’ to the conventional functions of teaching and research. Service to community rather constitutes the main focus that informs all the institution’s other functions. The implementation and organization of teaching, research, and service activities at the university are driven by the major social issues and challenges that face the community. UNGS’s Institutional Profile>>