Favaloro University (Argentina)

Favaloro University (Argentina)

Favaloro University. It is a private educational and research institution, a reference in the field of knowledge of health sciences, neurosciences, natural sciences and bioengineering. It is located in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires , Argentine Republic.

Historical evolution

On May 9, 1967, Dr. René Gerónimo Favaloro performed the first successful aortocoronary bypass surgery using the saphenous vein. The procedure was carried out at the Cleveland Clinic in the United States and was one of the most important milestones in world medicine. This surgery and the thousands of procedures that followed made him one of the most recognized and respected professionals in the world. His books and conferences reached the main cardiology centers in the world and served as a basis for new professionals to continue developing the field of cardiology to the level of complexity it has reached today.

Despite the infinity of job offers that came to him in the following years from the most prestigious health institutions in the world, he decided to return to Argentina to carry out a project in the country that, like the best centers in the United States, based on three complementary pillars for comprehensive patient care and the development of medicine: basic research, medical assistance and teaching.

In 1974, while he was doing his medical practice at the Güemes Sanatorium, he was developing the idea of ​​forming a research team. Thus, he entrusted Dr. Ricardo Pichel, founding rector of the university, with the development of this area. In 1978, the Society of Distributors of Newspapers, Magazines and Related (SDDRA), granting us a trade loan, made possible the beginning of research and teaching activities. For several years, the doctor financed most of the expenses with his own resources.

In 1980, the Department of Teaching and Research of the Favaloro Foundation was created under Dr. Pichel. Over time, the department would become the University Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IUCB) and the Basic Research Division at the Institute of Research in Basic Sciences (IICB). In 1993, the IUCB begins the dictation of the Medicine Career and careers at the Postgraduate level.

In 1998, with the creation of Engineering careers, the academic offer was expanded to other fields of knowledge, and consequently the Ministry of Culture and Education approved that the institution be renamed Favaloro University.

Strategic planning


It is an institution identified with the generation and transmission of knowledge backed by scientific rigor, and in which the following find their scope:

  • intellectual creation,
  • professional training and
  • the formation of leaders committed to ethics and solidarity.


The vision of Favaloro University is to be a consolidated and dynamic academic community of international importance due to its prestige in the generation and transmission of scientific knowledge, for:

  • the quality of its graduates, whether they are professionals or scientists,
  • artistic and intellectual creation and
  • the integral formation of the human being, with the sustainability that allows having an advanced infrastructure, with all its full-time academics, with a continuous interrelation between its academic units, graduates, teachers and students with scientific, technological and artistic production of high quality, with strategic alliances and exchanges with world leading universities and companies.


  • Ethics
  • academic freedom
  • Pluralism
  • Equity
  • Responsibility
  • Rationality
  • Tolerance
  • Solidarity
  • Respect


  • Faculty of Engineering and Exact and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Human and Behavioral Sciences


The National Commission for University Evaluation and Accreditation (CONEAU), in accordance with the results of the external evaluations, recommended to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, by Resolution No. 299/03, to confer the definitive recognition of the Favaloro University in the terms of article 65 of the Higher Education Law. For this reason, the President of the Nation signed Decree No. 963/03 of October 23, 2003, which grants said recognition.

Favaloro University