Flanked by three countries, Paraguay is a developing country that is known for its super-friendly gentry which has made it among the world’s happiest countries in the world. The education system is quite well-coordinated and developed which has contributed to a high literacy rate. Its higher education is positively climbing up ranks and has the potential of being among the top in the continent. Many universities are part of this system, and a few of them are top-rated in the country.
For this article, I have shortlisted the top universities in the country that have performed well on various indices such as international exposure, student-teacher ratio, research output, etc. Read along and you will know what they are. Just in case you are interested in higher education in South America, you might as well consider Paraguayan universities.
- National University of Asuncion (UNA).
The premier university in Paraguay, the National University of Asuncion is the oldest educational institution here. Having been established in the year 1889, it has grown bigger with time and currently operates through multiple centers found in Coronel Oviedo, Villa Hayes, Pedro Juan Caballero, San Estanislao, and Benjamin Aceval. Its main campus can be found in San Lorenzo. As many as 12 schools are part of the university’s academic organization and they include those of Dentistry, Philosophy, Agrarian Sciences, Economic Sciences, Engineering, Law and Social Sciences, and Polytechnic. In addition, there are 3 institutes namely, the Institute of Social Work, Institute of Languages, and the Institute of Arts.
- The Autonomous University of Asuncion.
Established in the year 1978, the Autonomous University of Asuncion is a private educational institution that is amongst the top choices among domestic and international students. It had started as Superior School of Business Administration but ultimately expanded to other areas of study. As a consequence of the same, it became known what it is today. As of now, it operates 5 colleges each offering courses in different fields. These colleges are those of Law, Political and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, Health Sciences, Humanistic Sciences and Communication, and Economic Sciences and Administration.The
- Catholic University of Asuncion.
Among the oldest universities in the country, the Catholic University of Asuncion was founded in the year 1950 and serves as a prestigious pontifical educational institution. It functions through various branch campuses located across the country such as in Ciudad del Este, Pedro Juan Caballero, Coronel Oviedo, and Villarrica. It has one of the highest acceptance rates in the country, which should be around 70-80 percent. Over here, courses are offered at multiple levels, from undergraduate to doctoral, and in areas such as Asian Studies, French Studies, Ancient and Modern Languages, and African Studies. The tuition fee of the university is not very high; however, there are a good number of scholarships available for those who need it. In addition to regular courses, there are also many online courses available for on-campus and off-campus students.
- Columbia University of Paraguay.
Despite having been established in the year 1943, Columbia University of Paraguay became a university decades after. It is a private university that offers a range of courses at multiple levels. Many departments administer these courses and include Social Engineering, Education, Commercial Engineering, Law, Computer Science, Fine Arts, Tourism, and Marketing. The university also runs several open courses such as those on Advertising Media Planning, Corporate Image, Management and Quality of Services, and Statistics Applied to Research. In case you want to avail of distance or online courses, they are also offered here. Note that this university takes up research in multiple areas because of which it has maintained a good research output performance.
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