The National University of San Juan (Universidad Nacional de San Juan, UNSJ) is a public university in Argentina. It is located in the city of San Juan, capital of Cuyo in argentine. The university was established in 1973, based on several local institutions and a faculty of the National University of Cuyo. The origin of UNSJ was a Preparatory College founded in 1839 by then-governor Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. The faculty of Mineralogy of this college which gave rise to the technical School of Mines, in 1939 the National University of Cuyo (UNCuyo) was founded in Mendoza, and San Juan Province was included in its area of influence. The UNCuyo’s Faculty of Engineering started functioning in San Juan in 1947. Also in same year, courses to form professors in Letters and Sciences began at the Sarmiento Normal School. These courses were split from the school, to be dictated at the newly created National Institute of the Secondary School Professorship in the 1958. During 1960s, the society of San Juan Province strived hard to achieve the creation of a national university. In 1968 a programme to create new state universities did not include the San Juan, but renewed demands led to a feasibility study. The National University of San Juan was created by Law 20367 by the de facto President Alejandro Agustín Lanusse. Which lead to integration of the National Institute of the Secondary School Professorship, the Faculty of Engineering, Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences was formerly dependent on the Domingo F. Sarmiento Provincial University and the National University of Cuyo. The full fusion of these institutions was completed on 10 October 1973. The National University of San Juan includes the following faculties: Engineering, Humanities and Arts, Philosophy, Architecture, Urbanization and Design, Social Sciences and Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences .The University provide courses and programs that are officially recognized degrees such as tecnicaturas (intermediate), licenciatures(Bachelor’s degree), professorships, and other post-graduate courses. Research activity is conducted through the postgraduate departments of each faculty and The University has 14 Research Institutes in which primary research activities are conducted.