The National University of Río Cuarto is a public law entity, an academic institution, a work community that integrates the national system of public education at the higher level, and that affirms education as a tacit social right in order to guarantee full citizenship within the framework of social democracy.
The National University of Río Cuarto is an area of knowledge creation and has the social responsibility of promoting the maximum suitability of its members through permanent training.
The purpose of the National University of Río Cuarto is to: build knowledge and develop teaching and learning processes, conduct research, promote university extension, promote national culture, produce goods and provide services with a social projection, make the necessary and useful contributions to the process. of national liberation and contribute to the solution of Argentine and Latin American problems.
It was created on May 1, 1971, by Decree of the National Executive Power within a program of adaptation of Argentine university education to the needs of development and as a response to a strong local and regional social movement that allowed the greatest cultural conquest of the region.
Its creation was a transcendent milestone in which all social sectors of the local and regional community participated with tenacious effort. It represents a typical example of community management because it was an achievement of men and institutions mobilized with clear objectives and great collective maturity, a fact that has been the hallmark of its genesis.
For this reason, the potential of the UNRC is inextricably linked to its community and region, on the basis of which it defines its dimensions, the rate of its expansion, its investigative work, and its capacity for innovation to contribute to its development.
The University develops its action within the autonomy and autarky regime granted by current legislation. It has its seat and government in the city of Río Cuarto. The academic and administrative activities are centralized in the comfortable facilities of the university campus.