Doctor Guillermo Rodolfo Pessagno is the founder of the university. At the first, the university offered Educational Sciences Faculty careers in in Geography, Chemistry, Mathematics, History, Physics and Natural Sciences and Literature Castilian, also careers of Management, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Tourism, Mining and Geology. National University of Comahue was created in July 15, 1971 based on the Law 19, 117 (the national executive branch sanctioned and promulgated) inder the plan Taquini. It came together in an organization at the University of Neuquén and other colleges scattered throughout the region. University is located in Buenos Aires, Province of Neuquén, Argentina. The motto of the university is “Public and Free University”. First Academic year began in 1972, march 15 at new university complex. The University is located in two areas and linked by social and cultural unit.
The university has 31,600 students among 75 courses.
The main academic units are: San Martín de los Andes University Settlement Faculty of Food Science and Technology School of Marine Sciences University Regional Center Bariloche Regional University Center Atlantic Area Faculty of Information Technology Faculty of Languages Faculty of Environmental and Health Sciences Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Faculty of Education Sciences Faculty of Law and Social Sciences Faculty of Law and Social Sciences Faculty of Economics and Administration Faculty of Humanities Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Tourism Faculty of Medical Sciences Zapala University Settlement .
The university has one central library and nine secondary libraries. Which are: Central Library "Francisco P. Moreno" Library Faculty of Agricultural Sciences "Rómulo Maggio" Library Faculty of Sciences of the Education "Casa Peuser" Library Faculty of Law and Social Sciences "Ernesto Sábato" Library of the Regional University Center Atlantic Area Library of the Regional University Center Bariloche San Martín de los Andes University Settlement Library Library of the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies of the Foods Zapala University Settlement Library Library of the Institute of Marine Biology and Fishing "Almirante Storni" .
The National University of Comahue also has Museums (geology and paleontology), Artistic castings (University Choir of Comahue, University Orchestra of Comahue and Youth Orchestra of Cutral Có) and Media (Radio University CALF and Radio Antenna Libre of the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences).
According to LatAm University ranking National University of Comahue occupied # 161-170 position. Student enrollment range is from 25,000-29,999. Popular research projects from the university are: Edible fungi with social sense, Research on Dinosaurs of Norpatagonia, Native plants against desertification, Statistical software, Special caprine fibers.