- The Universidad de Oriente “UNIVO” was founded by an initiative of a group of business visionaries from San Miguel city, on October 30th, 1981. As an alternative of higher education to the east community of the country; it starts its labors on February 03rd, 1982, with a 554 student population. It born as a corporation of public purpose, secularity, and nonprofit.Its principal activity is the educative services in higher level and it is governed by the law of higher education, its regulation and other related laws; cannot intervene in political or religious activities of any nature. Its basic functions are: Teaching, Research and Social Projection.Legal framework
The Universidad de Oriente is a corporation of public purpose, permanent basis, and nonprofit; authorized by the Salvadorian laws, as an institution of higher education, devoted to the academic formation of careers with multidisciplinary studies in the sciences, arts and techniques; supported in the next legal based:
- Legal status, granted be the Interior Ministry, by agreement number 486, on 03rd 1982; published in the official newspaper number 66 from the tome 222 dated on December 02nd, 1982.
- Operating license, granted by the Education Ministry, by agreement number 536, on February 29th, 1984, published in the official newspaper number 66, from the tome 283, dated on February 02nd, 1984.
Current status (reformed), granted by the Education Ministry, by agreement number 15036432, on March 15th, 2006, published in the official newspaper number 66, from the tome 371, and dated April 04th, 2006.