Mission and Vision


Identity and values

The Universidad de Montevideo is a university with a Christian identity open to all faiths and beliefs. The University is inspired by the teachings of St. Josemaría Escrivá, founder of the Roman Catholic Prelature of Opus Dei, which includes the value of work ethics, the spirit of service, the love for liberty and the promotion of family values. These principles are promoted within an environment of peace and respect.


The Universidad de Montevideo (UM) is committed to academic excellence, research, technological innovation and social responsibility. Its objectives include promoting a strong work ethic and cultivating a desire to serve society. It bases its intellectual endeavors on a transcendental perspective of a person, committed to the search for truth. 


The Universidad de Montevideo seeks to be a university committed to serve society, in which each person faces challenges in their academic, professional, human and spiritual life. The University aspires to be recognized for the quality of its education, research and its international outlook.