History

“Let us bear in mind that all great deeds, as well as the greatness of the people, were never the result of miracles; they were always works of perseverance, moral, seriousness, study, work, and also, of sacrifice.”

Manuel N. Savio

The Escuela Superior Técnica was established on November 4, 1930 under the inspiration of then Lieutenant Colonel Manuel Nicolas Savio, a visionary awa

re of the future of the country and the needs of the Armed Forces, for the purpose to train professionals to promote the National Industry.

Initially the EST operated at the former Colegio Militar (Military School). Classes began on May 12, 1931. From the outset, it sought academic excellence as the Military Engineers should be the cornerstone for technological and industrial development as well as National Defense related aspects. It was then that new enginThe term “escuela” (school) revealed a strong influence of the European tradition in university education. The name “Escuela Superior Técnica” holds the imprint of the model in which it was inspired, the Polytechnic School of France, which could be summarized in a strong general education as a foundation for future practice.

eering specialties were introduced in the country and an unprecedented industrialization plan was fostered in Latin America.

The Escuela Superior Técnica today…

In 1990, the Army authorities construed that the solid academic training provided by the EST should also be available to serve the community.

This marked a turning point in its history.

So it was that in 1993, the Escuela, academic unit of the Army’s University Institute, opened its doors to civilian students, which allowed the initial vision of Savio to be extended to society as a whole. From that moment, it had been governed by the provisions of law No. 24195 – Federal Law of Education – and No. 24521 – Higher Education Law.

From 1930 until today, the world and the country have been transformed. However, even today as in those times, the country needs the contribution of professionals who are able to anticipate clearly future scenarios; as well as able to pose, from a scientific background supported by ethical values, possible and desirable so

lutions to specific problems faced by future generations.

This demonstrates the validity of the ideals of Manuel Nicolás Savio in his vision of the Escuela as a trainer of active protagonists of national progress and welfare.