The city is also known as “The Scholarly” because this is where the country’s first university, and one of the first in Latin America, was founded.
The National University of Cordoba is over 400 years old (twice as old as Argentina) and was founded by the Jesuits as the Colegio Máximo, where students were instructed in philosophy and theology. Some of its attractions are the Jesuit Block, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which includes the church of the Society of Jesus and the Old Rectorate of the National University of Córdoba (courtyard, cloisters, the Graduation Hall, the Jesuit Collection, the Main Library and the incunabula rooms).
In addition, this University was the setting for the 1918 University Reform, a student movement that later spread to the entire continent, democratizing higher education and guaranteeing secular education and academic freedom.
The Nueva Córdoba neighborhood is quite famous among students, as it is a city all but prepared for them. Of its over 37,000 inhabitants, most are university students.