Universidad ORT Uruguay

Universidad ORT Uruguay is the country's largest private university with more than 1,000 teachers and researchers for 11,000 students in five faculties and institutes. It was recognized as a university by the Ministry of Education and Culture on September 17, 1996. Its educational philosophy combines two core values: academic excellence and equal opportunities. The personal development of Universidad ORT Uruguay’s students and its graduates' professional successes are the primary measure of the quality of its educational mission.

Name of SchoolUniversidad ORT Uruguay
LocationMontevideo, Uruguay
Age rangeUndergraduate and Postgraduate
Students10 000+

As a renowned higher education institution, Universidad ORT Uruguay is central in building collaborative partnerships within the ORT network. Amongst several academic partnerships Universidad ORT Uruguay partners with ORT Braude in Karmiel, Israel.

The Mission

The mission of the Universidad ORT Uruguay is to provide excellence in higher education in disciplines relevant to the country's development, training professionals prepared for the challenges of national and international realities. Its commitment is to provide an education that combines knowledge, skills and values ​​that enable students to develop their potential, achieve their personal and professional goals, and provide leadership and service to society.

Innovation and Quality

The University launched the first technology business incubator in Uruguay, oriented to foster emerging entrepreneurs and enterprises in the fields of computer science and telecommunications, and leads the way in the study of biotechnology. Every year the University dedicates significant resources to improve teaching methods and research, educational infrastructure and teaching capacity.

More About Universidad ORT Uruguay

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) promotes and generates start-up business ventures. It aims to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial attitudes, and to develop the relationship between entrepreneurs and academics. 

The CIE is founded upon two important principles. One is forging university-business links which create productive networks, help to detect market needs and create joint solutions.  The other is emphasizing the importance of innovative projects which contribute to wider social development.

Visit the ORT Uruguay Website - CIE


The Department of Jewish Studies offers courses on Jewish history, philosophy and tradition to students, teachers and the general public. In particular, the department runs courses on the teaching of the Holocaust - under the auspices of the Ministry of Education - for history teachers and inspectors of the public school system.

Each Jewish holiday is introduced at the university in terms of its traditional and current meanings by way of talks, posters and explanatory texts. The department is careful to ensure Universidad ORT Uruguay’s presence at Jewish academic and inter-institutional events around the world. It receives many visits from professors and researchers at Israeli and other universities, who give conferences on different topics related to the historical and contemporary Jewish world. 

Principles and objectives

ORT founders, more than 130 years ago, believed in education as the ideal tool to generate positive change in the conditions of Jewish people around the world. In the same spirit, we consider education to be the best instrument to achieve a better relationship between human beings, based on knowledge of each other. 

Without renouncing the study, analysis and debate of the most thorny issues regarding the relationship between Jews and the rest of the world (of which probably the strongest expressions are the Middle East conflict and antisemitism), our proposal involves the study and the teaching of those issues that unite us with the rest of the world. 

University ORT Uruguay Website - Jewish Studies Department