The University of San Simón (Universidad Mayor de San Simón, UMSS) is a university in Cochabamba, Bolivia.[1]

It was founded by Mariscal Andrés de Santa Cruz on November 5, 1832;[2] and is one the first universities founded in Bolivia after the San Francisco Xavier University from Chuquisaca and the University of San Andrés from La Paz.[3] The University currently offers 99 undergraduate programs in 18 faculties that are mainly established in Cochabamba city.[4] According to uniRank, the University of San Simón ranks second among Bolivian universities,[5] and second according to Webometrics [6] and the QS World University Rankings.[7]


  1. ^ "MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING Between Byucksan Engineering Co. Ltda. And University of San Simon Cochabamba - Bolivia." (Archive) University of San Simón. Retrieved on December 26, 2012. Second page of English agreement. "UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN SIMON located at Av. Ballivian 591, Cochabamba-Bolivia."
  2. ^ "Inicio." University of San Simón. Retrieved on December 26, 2012. "La Universidad Mayor de San Simón fue fundada mediante ley de 5 de noviembre de 1832 por el Mariscal Andrés de Santa Cruz."
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External links

  • University of San Simón (in Spanish)