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Enactment of the law establishing the University of La Plata

On January 2, 1890, the law establishing a University of Higher Studies, in La Plata, with faculties of Law, Medicine, Chemistry and Pharmacy and Physical-Mathematical Sciences was passed.

The origin of the National University of La Plata dates back to the founding of the capital of the province of Buenos Aires in 1882. Just seven years after the city of La Plata was established, several provincial senators (Rafael Hernández, Emilio J. Carranza, Marcelino Aravena and Valentín Fernández Blanco) promoted, on June 12, 1889, a bill to create a provincial university in the new capital of Buenos Aires. By federalizing and ceding, to the Nation, which was its capital, the now Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, the province had lost most of the institutions that were concentrated there. Hernández, project manager, had expressed the need for the provincial legislature to restore them as soon as possible, including higher education centers.

The bill was finally passed in the provincial legislature on 27 December 1889. It was promulgated by the then governor of Buenos Aires, Máximo Paz, on January 2, 1890. The standard established the creation of a University of Higher Studies, in La Plata, with faculties of Law, Medicine, Chemistry and Pharmacy and Physical-Mathematical Sciences.

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