WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE GENERAL SARMIENTO
The university campus of the Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento is located in the Buenos Aires province, in the Malvinas Argentinas neighbourhood, Los Polvorines. The University also has a site in the neighbourhood of San Miguel, where the Centro Cultural works.
The neighbourhood of Malvinas Argentinas, is one of the twenty four neighbourhoods that, together with the city of Buenos Aires, make up the Greater Buenos Aires area.
The Campus of the UNGS constitutes a large space where the research and teaching activities take place. Designed in a modular way so to meet the growing needs of the university, it also incorporates many green spaces to help promote shared places of discussion, study and recreation in the open air.
The main entrance is located at 1150 Juan María Gutiérrez Street, almost at the intersection of José León Suárez Street, equidistant from these streets and the routes 8 and 202. Also, from any of these streets and routes you will find the Rotonda of San Miguel, the intersection point of both routes where the General Lemos Station is located, the end of the Metrovías Train Line, (Urquiza Line).
The Campus is located 45 minutes away from Buenos AiresCity by car, and around 1 and a half hours if you choose public transportation. The alternatives are:
203 from Puente Saavedra
57 from Palermo
176 from Chacarita
182 from Liniers, Villa Luro and Floresta
Combination Underground Train:
- Underground D Line, to access the Metropolitan San Martín Train Line from Retiro Station, or from Palermo Station to San Miguel Station.
- Underground Line B, to access the Metrovías Urquiza Train Line from Federico Lacroze Station (Chacarita) to Lemos Station. This is the recommended way.
- The UNGS’ transport service – Lemos Station to UNGS is free, running every 20 minutes.
440 Routes 03 and 52
CENTRO CULTURAL DE LA UNGS
900 Roca Street, corner of Muñoz Street, San Miguel
Telephones: 4451-4575 / 7924 / 7925
Through the Science, Technology and SocietyInteractiveMuseum, the Arts Centre, and the Non-formal Continuous Training Programme, the Cultural Centre encourages and accompanies the events and initiatives of the local community in the promotion and advertising of cultural activities, the non-formal permanent education and the improvement of scientific-technological literacy.
In the neighbourhood of Malvinas Argentinas there are numerous sports institutions such as the Club Universitario de Buenos Aires (CUBA), as well as over a hundred neighbourhood associations. In Club San Miguel’s Stadium many Argentine Football Association football games are played.
For culture there are three public libraries, two cinemas and two theatres, the “Leonardo Da Vinci” Museum and the Casa de la Amistad y las Artes, also the activities developed by the Municipal Culture Department.
In San Miguel, there is a sizeable commercial district comprising of a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs, there is also a pedestrian area where you can enjoy the various cafes and centres of entertainment. For culture we find the Auditorio Leopoldo Marechal Theatre, the Popular Municipal D. F. Sarmiento library and the Colegio Máximo library, of great importance in the areas of philosophy and theology. On top of that there is the butterfly museum, recognised at international level.
Regarding the sports institutions, the Club Regatas and the headquarters of the Club Atlético San Miguel are the most recognised, also an open air aerobic and recreation circuit for public use runs from Muñiz to Bella Vista.
The UNGS’ students are able to practice sports such as football, volleyball and hockey in facilities close to the campus.
Buenos Aires, Capital of the Republic of Argentina, covers 202 km2 and is home to over 3 million people. Adding the population of the Greater Buenos Aires region, the total population reaches over 10 million inhabitants, which makes Buenos Aires one of the 10 most populated urban centres in the world.
Buenos Aires is a city with large cultural and social activities. It has elegant residential neighbourhoods, beautiful parks, the Río de la Plata, big shopping malls, restaurants and cafes.Tango and antiques are on offer in the streets, where there are also many bookshops, cinemas and theatres. The most internationally recognised is the Colón Theatre, well known because of its orchestra, its operas and ballets.
The “porteños” (residents of Buenos Aires), love to go out for dinner, to dance, go to the cinema or the theatre. Buenos Aires has a “cultura del café”, which rivals or exceeds some European countries. One can stay as long as you want in one of the cafes, reading, chatting, working or meeting friends.
The climate in Buenos Aires is fine most of the year, with four well-defined seasons. In Winter (June to September) the temperature does not drop below 0º C, with an average between 8º C and 10º C. In Summer (December to March) the highest temperature generally does not exceed 35º C, with an average of 27º C. In Spring (September to December) and in Autumn (March to June) the temperature usually varies between 18º C and 22º C.
The official language of Argentina is Spanish. Although English and Portuguese are spoken by most people involved in tourist activities.
It is neither obligatory nor necessary to receive any vaccination before going to Buenos Aires, as it is a safe city from a health point of view. Tap water is potable. The public hospitals —which give services to tourists as well— attend emergencies 24 hours a day for free.The General Practitioners are recognised internationally as offering excellent medical attention.
There are public telephones which operate with coins or calling cards, but it is maybe more convenient to use the Internet cafes with telephones (locutorios) which offer a telephone service, fax and internet at a much lower price found in hotels. Between the hours of 8.00 am and 8.00 pm the rates are reduced.
There is an extensive mobile phone network, that allows for global roaming and is easily accessible.
To make a direct international call you should dial 00 country code area code local number. The country code for Argentina is 54, and the area code of Buenos Aires, 11.
The national currency is the Peso ($). There are bills of $ 100, $ 50, $ 20, $ 10, $ 5 and $ 2 and coins of $ 1 peso, 50 cents, 25 cents, 10 cents and 5 cents.
It is always a good idea to have small notes and change with you, because the small shops and taxi drivers usually have problems with change.The places you can pay with a 50 peso or 100 peso bill are supermarkets, commercial chains and restaurants.
The American dollar is the international currency that is also accepted in many places. They can be changed in banks, or exchange houses, where you have to show your passport.
Credit cards are broadly accepted, occasionally there is charge for buying with credit cards, approximately 10%, so it is a good idea to ask for the price in cash and by card before buying.
Banks operate from 10 am to 3 pm (some of them extend their hours to 4 pm). It is possible to withdraw cash from the many ATMs, which work 24 hours a day.
Buenos AiresCity has two airports:
The city has a large transport network, which includes buses, underground, taxis and trains.
It is recommended that you buy a “Guía T”, which contains maps of Buenos Aires, it is very easy to understand and its size is very practical. It includes every public transport route and it is sold in newspaper stands and kiosks throughout the city.
The bus (colectivo) is a quick and cheap option to get around the capital. There are a lot of lines that cross the city connecting all areas of greater Buenos Aires.
The ticket machines only accept coins, so remember to have change before getting on the bus. When getting on the bus you can tell the driver where you would like to go so they can inform you of the fare.The frequency of buses is reduced between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am.
The underground system in Buenos Aires is efficient and fast. There are five different lines, named A, B, C, D and E. These are connected with the main avenues, train and bus stations and converge on the city centre - the principal hotel and tourist attraction zone. In the stations you can ask for a network map for free.
There is a set fare for all journeys and the operating hours are from Monday to Saturday 5 am to 10:30 pm and Sunday and holidays from 8 am to 10 pm.
The urban trains offer a quick and cheap service. Various lines allow access to the central area. The terminus stations, Retiro, Constitución, Once and Federico Lacroze are the main stations for entering the city centre.The tickets are bought in each station (one way and return tickets are available), and the price changes depending the length of journey. The ticket will be required before getting on the train and/or before leaving the station. Travelling without a ticket or a ticket that is not sufficient for the journey will result in a fine.
Taxis can be ordered by telephone or taken directly from the street, in the tourist areas there is no difficulty in finding a taxi anytime. You rarely have to wait longer than a few minutes to find one.The fare consists of a set starting price, distance travelled and time waited and this is all displayed on the meter.The price on the meter at the end of the journey is what must be paid, tips are not usual unless the passenger is carrying luggage.
A “remise” is a private car which works as a taxi, with the important difference that the car and the driver are part of a company which you have to call to arrange pickup (instead of heading out to the street and stopping a taxi). Prices are similar to the regular taxis but these cars do not have any distinctive markings that identify it. The total price varies depending on the kilometres travelled and time employed.
Renting a car is a decision made by those who desire more comfort and independence. Buenos Aires has a broad range of cars on offer, providing every make and model.
In order to rent a car you must be older than 21 years old, have a valid driving licence more than 2 years old and a credit card with sufficient funds to cover the rent and guarantee.
Buenos Aires is prepared to accommodate more than five million tourists every year. The main hotel chains of the world of four and five stars provide their services in the city. You can also choose from many one, two or three star hotels. The offer also includes university residences for those who are looking for more convenient prices.
Note: the UNGS’ campus does not have any accommodation.