University of the Republic of Uruguay
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The University of the Republic of Uruguay (UdelaR) is the main institution of higher education and research in Uruguay. Founded in 1849 in Montevideo, UdelaR is the oldest public university in the country and the second largest university in South America. One of the university’s core objectives is to encourage research and the advancement of knowledge in all fields of science, technology, and society. Through initiatives such as the Sector Commission for Scientific Research, UdelaR provides its researchers with the opportunity to develop their research agendas and activities. Given its role as the leading research institution in Uruguay, UdelaR’s research programs are geared towards addressing the social, health, and economic challenges that are relevant to the people of Uruguay. With an undergraduate enrollment of nearly 140,000 students, UdelaR also places special emphasis on the incorporation and training of young researchers. In collaboration with a wide range of institutional and social actors, it also carries out multiple activities aimed at the socially valuable use of knowledge and the dissemination of culture.