Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) is a Venezuelan Public Institution of higher education, which began its work on January 19, 1967 with the careers of Basic Sciences and Technology. Its rector’s office is located at the Sartenejas headquarters, which is located in the Sartenejas valley in the Baruta municipality of Miranda state, and by September 2007, some 9,524 undergraduate students and 2,810 graduate students were studying. The Camurí Grande Headquarters is the other USB headquarters located in Vargas state that was destroyed by the floods of 1999 and is currently under reconstruction; However, the studies corresponding to Camurí Grande were not interrupted and their courses continued, close to 1000 students, at the Sartenejas headquarters. For the last period of the year 2011, the period for both branches to finalize the union ends and each one becomes a nucleus separated from the other. The USB has graduated approximately 25,000 (data offered by the university’s website) Engineers, Architects, Urban Planners and Graduates, 5,000 specialists, master’s degrees and doctors.
At the beginning of 1967, in order to help solve the Venezuelan university problem that existed at the time, the idea of creating a new university institution arose. In this way, on May 15 of this year, the Commission was created, made up of doctors Luís Manuel Peñalver, Luís M. Carbonell, Mercedes Fermín, Miguel Ángel Pérez and Ing. Héctor Isava, who carried out a study and a report on the creation of a Center for Higher Education in branches of education that would suit the economic and social development of the country. On July 18 of this year, Dr. Raúl Leoni, President of the Republic for the time, under decree, created the University as an Experimental Institute of Higher Education with the name of University of Caracas, destined to institute studies and research of a scientific, technological and humanistic nature. On 30 December as as 1968 the first rectories authorities were appointed: Eloy Lares Martínez as Rector and Francisco Kerdel Vegas and Miguel Angel Perez, Vice President and Secretary, respectively. The 4 as March as 1969, the first rule is issued. Subsequently, numerous members of the university community, the National Academy of History, the Bolivarian Society of Venezuela and other institutions expressed their desire that the University be linked to the name of the Liberator, being on July 9 of the same year its name changed to Simón Bolívar Experimental University. The 19 of January of 1970, under the presidency of Dr. Rafael Caldera, officially opened the University Nacional Experimental Simón Bolívar in the old hacienda of Sartenejas located in the valley of the same name. Since then, that date is commemorated every year as the anniversary of the beginning of the uesebista teaching activities. At the end of the same year, on December 14 the Dean of Graduate Studies and subsequently created, the 16 of January of 1976, the creation of the approved core University of the Coast, for technical training. Finally, on 18 July as as 1995 under Presidential Decree it is granted autonomy to the Universidad Simon Bolivar by President Dr. Rafael Caldera.
The University has two campuses, one of them is located in the Sartenejas Valley on the outskirts of Caracas and the other in the Camurí Grande de Naiguatá Hacienda in Vargas State.
The Camurí Grande Headquarters is located in Naiguatá, Vargas State. This headquarters is currently in the process of reconstruction, so its programs are carried out on a provisional basis at the Sartenejas headquarters. This is due to the heavy floods that occurred in the region in December 1999, which damaged a large part of the infrastructure.
Located in the Baruta municipality, Miranda State. It has 230 hectares of land in the Sartenejas Valley, has 78 buildings with more than 4000 internal spaces that house 190 classrooms, laboratories, administrative and service offices and circulation spaces, as well as a recreational sector of just over 20 hectares, which It is used by the internal and external community especially on weekends. The environmental protection zone reaches 165 hectares. Additionally, there are five ornamental fountains and more than 124,000 square meters of walkways and routes. Its Library is spacious, has four floors, in turn with a space for artistic exhibitions on the lower floor, holding several events a year
The Simón Bolívar University, unlike the traditional model of the rest of the universities in Venezuela (which are organized by faculties), has a matrix form of organization. This matrix organization consists, on the one hand, of units that are responsible for the design, planning, coordination, and evaluation of teaching and research programs, and, on the other, the units for the execution, support, and service of these programs. In this way, the Deanships and their Coordinations are the ones who carry out the design, planning, coordination and evaluation of the teaching, research and extension programs and the Divisions with their attached Departments and the Laboratories Unit are the dependencies responsible for the execution of these programs.. It also has other support bodies, which are the Superior Council, which is the highest authority for the determination of the development plans of the Institution, as well as for their supervision and evaluation. The University Board of Directors, whose objective is to dictate the rules for the academic and administrative management of the University. The Academic Council, whose objective is to plan, coordinate and control the study of matters related to teaching, research and extension. The Board of Directors of the Camurí Grande Headquarters, which is the body that assists the Director in the Academic and Administrative management. For the coordination of common activities, each career has a coordination, in charge of organizing the study plans of the same, as well as the control of the evolution of each student.
- Administration, Tourism, Hospitality and Related Area: Graduate in Hospitality Management (both nuclei), Graduate in International Trade (soon), TSU in Business Organization (both nuclei), TSU in Customs Administration, TSU in Tourism Administration, TSU in Hotel Administration, TSU in Foreign Trade (both nuclei)
- Architecture and Urbanism Area: Architect, Urban Planner The Urbanism career, TSU in Transport Administration
- Basic Sciences and Mathematics Area: Graduate in Biology, Graduate in Physics, Graduate in Mathematics, Graduate in Mathematics, Didactic option, Graduate in Mathematics, Statistical option and Computational Mathematics, Graduate in Chemistry.
- Engineering and Technology Area: Computer Engineer, Electronic Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Geophysical Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Materials Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Production Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Telecommunications Engineer, TSU in Electrical Technology (both cores), TSU in Electronic Technology (both cores), TSU in Mechanical Technology, TSU in Aeronautical Maintenance
The different postgraduate programs offered are coordinated by the Dean of Postgraduate Studies of the Simón Bolívar University and belong to the following areas:-Basic and Applied Sciences Master and Doctorate in Biology Master and Doctorate in Computer Sciences Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Sciences Master and Doctorate in Physics Master and Doctorate in Mathematics Master and Doctorate in Chemistry Master and Doctorate in Nutrition (Coordination of Food Sciences and Nutrition) Master’s and Doctorate in Food Science (Coordination of Food Sciences and Nutrition) Specialization in Clinical Nutrition (Coordination of Food Sciences and Nutrition) Specialization in Evaluation and Quality Control in the Food Industry (Coordination of Sciences of Food and Nutrition) -Engineering and Technology Doctorate in Engineering Specialization in Reliability of Industrial Systems Specialization in Industrial Design and Maintenance Specialization in Electric Power Distribution Specialization in Rotating Equipment Specialization in Computational Statistics Specialization in Telecommunications Management Specialization in Natural Gas Engineering Specialization in Structural Engineering Specialization in Geotechnical Engineering Specialization in Electrical Installations Specialization in Mechanics of Process Plants Specialization in Power Systems Specialization in Industrial Systems Specialization in Telecommunications Specialization in Telematics Specialization in Electric Power Transmission Technical Specialization in Manufacturing and Maintenance Master of Earth Sciences Master of Statistics Master of Biomedical Engineering Master of Materials Engineering Master of Electrical Engineering Master of Electronic Engineering Master of Systems Engineering Master of Mechanical Engineering Master of Chemical Engineering -Social and Humanistic Sciences Doctorate in Sustainable Development Doctorate in Letters Interdisciplinary Doctorate in Sciences Specialization in Organizational Development Specialization in Business Finance Specialization in State Audit Management Specialization in Company Management Specialization in Technology and Innovation Management Specialization in Marketing Management Specialization in Natural Gas Business Management Specialization in Environmental Management Specialization in Project Management Specialization in Educational Informatics Specialization in Clinical Engineering Specialization in Teaching Foreign Languages: English Specialization in Public Opinion and Political Communication Master of Business Administration Master of Development and Environment Master of Science in Higher Education Master in Applied Linguistics Master in Latin American Literature Master in Music Master in Psychology Master and Doctorate in Political Science Master and Doctorate in Philosophy Master and Specialization in Public Transportation English Specialization in Public Opinion and Political Communication Master of Business Administration Master of Development and Environment Master of Higher Education Master of Applied Linguistics Master of Latin American Literature Master of Music Master of Psychology Master and Doctorate in Political Science Master and Doctorate in Philosophy Master and Specialization by public transport
Diploma in Free Software Diploma in integral reliability of assets and industrial processes Diploma in managerial development and corporate social responsibility Diploma in Prospective and Strategy
Services offered to the University Community
All the people who live within this University have the right to a series of services; This study house is characterized by having a great variety of services and with constant maintenance.
The Simón Bolívar University offers a free transportation service that includes the routes:
- Chacaito – USB (and vice versa)
- Fine Arts – USB (and vice versa)
- USB – Plaza Venezuela (Until 7:00 pm)
- Car – USB (and vice versa)
- La Paz-USB (and vice versa)
- Baruta – USB (and vice versa)
- Las Mercedes – USB
- Concresa – USB
- Maracay – USB (and vice versa)
- La Victoria – USB (and vice versa)
- Catia la Mar – USB
- Naiguata – USB
- JMV Sports Center – USB
- Los Teques – USB (and vice versa)
- San Antonio de los Altos – USB (and vice versa)
- Guarenas / Guatire – USB
This Service aims to ensure healthy and balanced nutrition in the community based on a menu made by nutritionists from the USB. The service includes breakfasts, lunches and dinners at a very low cost (approximately US $ 12 cents for lunch (BsF 0.50)) for the duly authorized community. (Scholarship students are exempt from paying for the service). The dining rooms are based on a self-service system in which the student may use only one ticket of each type (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day except in special cases duly authorized by the competent entity.
The Fire Department of the Simón Bolívar University began to work in 1993 as a corps of Volunteers that serve the needs of the university community as well as the surrounding area, providing fire, search and rescue services, emergency medical attention and procedures with hazardous materials.
Restaurants and Cafetines
- Cafetín Damper (better known as Amper)
Student Supply: In this unit, managed by students, you can purchase books, study guides, newspapers, records, sports materials, etc. It also provides photocopying, reduction and enlargement services. IPP Teachers’ Supply: Managed by teachers, in it you can purchase from televisions, kitchens, microwaves, sound equipment, groceries and prepared foods such as pizzas and cakes.
Atausibo Bookstore: In it you can get the national press, books, magazines and compact discs. Limesama Bookstore: It is a dealer that offers a comprehensive service. In addition to the books and records produced by Editorial Equinoccio of the Simón Bolívar University, this bookstore distributes texts from other publishers such as McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, Thompson and Monteávila.
Xerox: You can make copies, enlargements and / or reductions, copies in series, it also offers a plan plot service, photo and text printing, Internet browsing, computer rental for transcription and faxing. Express Center: It offers photocopying services, in color and black and white, as well as reductions and enlargements.
Banks and ATMs
There are a large number of ATMs distributed throughout the campus, most of them are from Banco Mercantil (CB2, MEM, ELE), one from Bancaribe (Proveduria), Corpbanca (MEM), and Banco de Venezuela (CB2).