viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010



It rises in the north of the city of Maracaibo with a modern physical infrastructure and quality services; the city is characterized by the needs of their community, and responds to the demands of today's society.
The URBE houses not only the classroom to the development of the Undergraduate and Graduate, but also different spaces for cultural and sports activities, for which courts have softball, football games, volleyball, basketball, and areas such as rooms dance, theater, recording studio and stays for thematic exhibitions.
Furthermore, taking the technology as one of the main strengths that define it, the city has computer labs, electronics, machining and telecommunications, photography, television, English, as well as workshops in graphic design.
Dr. Nektarios library Andrade Labarca, with its various spaces, offers students and general public urbista benefits consulting and research texts, for which it has areas, such as study rooms, music library, reference room, library and reference modules for full text review thesis.
Also, administrative and academic areas are located in the classroom blocks and the Chancellor's building in the latter is the Oral Trial Chamber and the University Auditorium.
University Campus is located television channel [URBE TV], and the FM station [96.3 FM Stereo URBE], both malls, which are equipped with the latest broadcasting technology.
Besides the different areas of study, coffee shops have services that are in the vicinity of the University sports fields.


Created on October 5, 1989, the Dr. Rafael Belloso Chacin University began its academic activities on 26 March next year with 567 students and 100 teachers, about the Faculties of Engineering, Administrative Sciences and Computer Science, with the School of Computer Engineering, Business Administration, Business Administration and Computer Science.
In September 1990, provides the university community of the city in what is its final location, at the intersection of Ring Road No. 2 and Avenida Guajira, in the dynamic and growing area north of Maracaibo. With the maturing of the project, incorporates a new career choice Electronic Engineering.
On October 5, 1995, six years after the foundation of the city, he joined the Faculty of Law and Political Science in the Law School and the College of Administrative Sciences adds two new degrees: Accounting and Industrial Relations.
Start graduate programs (PhD, Masters and Specialization), and the development of more than sixty (60) lines of research in the Research Centers of Administrative Sciences and Computer and Information Technology, and graduated the first class of graduates and Engineers.
By November 1996, the University Student Day, marks the final entry to the information superhighway with the launching of the Internet.
Later, he joined the Faculty of Humanities School of Social Communication, the School of Engineering adds the Industrial Engineering and the Faculty of Computer Science degree grows with Graphic Design.
In addition, there was a big step forward with the creation Educational Technology for Distance Learning based on a technology platform that fits all the items using the World Wide Web Internet and instructional.
The URBE gives serious answers to the future, convinced that the nation's key assets are and will be the capabilities and skills of its citizens.


Officially authorized by Executive Order No. 101 dated May 21, 1974, issued by the Presidency of the Republic, following a favorable opinion of the National Council of Universities. It was created "in order to train the necessary human resources and trained to meet the scientific and technological advances" in the areas of strategic development of the country.
Founded by business professionals and broad sectors of civil society on 24 October 1973, began teaching activities on September 4, 1976. Named after the hero-in-Chief Gen. Zulia Rafael Urdaneta (1788-1845), a leading Latin American independence leader and leading example of civic virtues.
Rafael Urdaneta University since its foundation took an anthropocentric conception based on applied research especially given its location in a developing country, and permanently attached to teaching, hence the curricular axis is initiated early research at the undergraduate level. Is an autonomous institution under the terms defined in the Constitution and the law on universities. The university community is characterized by plurality and respect based on the rationality of its processes, methodology of science and social relevance of knowledge guide the production of knowledge. The conception of the individual is assumed curricular cultural and sporting activities. The exhibition and production of the arts is essential center of university activity.
Rafael Urdaneta University is located in the city of Maracaibo, Venezuela, with wide influence throughout the west. Until 2002, held its first branch campus of removal in the northeast of Maracaibo.
Starting in 2002 moved its headquarters to the downtown area of the city in a beautiful place bordered on the north to the Lake Park Trail and the southeast by Lake Maracaibo. This is the NEW HEADQUARTERS LAKE SIDEWALK. In its modern facilities will enjoy a rewarding environment that encourages the study and intellectual exchange and social. Their laboratory equipment and technology support, and a complete physical and virtual library service constitute the basic platform for the preparation of highly qualified professionals.
Outreach programs and cultural science are headquartered in the Aula Magna, Forum of Art and Science, multifunctional space has seven rooms and auditoriums willing to carry out academic events, conferences and scientific conventions, conferences, meetings of specialists artistic expressions as ballet, dance, opera, theater, concerts, classical and modern, and any other genre.


Since its founding, the Universidad Rafael Urdaneta has three undergraduate schools: the School of Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Political Science and Social Management. Attached to them are the schools of Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and Architecture, the School of Animal Production Engineering, and School of Political Science, Business Administration, Accounting Public Law and Psychology.
It has, also, a Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, which conducts studies of fourth level and relevant research in the areas of education, law, psychology, engineering, administration and management, finance and taxation and epistemology. In addition to research projects of the theses of undergraduate and graduate, the URU develops research projects in the areas of science relevant to them, many with outside funding.


Since its founding, the college organizes its professional curricula in ten semesters. The academic semester administered by the Universidad Rafael Urdaneta has more density than the average academic semesters in other institutions.
Each month period includes an average of 20 credit hours (h / c) distributed in five or six subjects. Each h / c consists of fourteen teaching hours (each hour URU teacher is 50 minutes) plus the recuperative period of testing. In this way each credit-hour represents 11 hours and 40 minutes, and the eventual recovery time, these represent nearly 12 hours over 17 weeks and a half in the average time schedule of the other universities in the region and country. In this way ensures two goals URU: planning the time needed to complete program development and optimal use of time to achieve a university degree.
This planning model allows for continuous semesters without affecting the holiday periods and the density and depth of professional studies, allowing the student to achieve their degree in less than four years. Since this system allows students to take three semesters each year, the university does not offer courses or summer vacation.


The university manages its curriculum in a fully departmentalized structure; hence their curricula are flexible, interdisciplinary, encouraging the horizontal mobility of students between similar majors and double degrees.
Integration of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary degree programs responding to the basic tenets of the epistemology of our time, which emphasizes the need to overcome isolation and closed view of each discipline in the face of knowledge production in terms of knowledge articulated plural socially relevant arranged according to the development of the human and humanity.