The Torcuato Di Tella University (Universidad Torcuato Di Tellacommonly referred to as UTDT or La Di Tella) is a non-profit private university founded in 1991. Located in the Belgrano neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina, it has an undergraduate enrollment of 1,200 students and a graduate enrollment of 1,300. The university is focused primarily on social sciences. The undergraduates majors available are economics, business administration, law, political science, international relations, history and more recently, architecture. The university also offers 28 graduate programs.
The faculty comprises 66 full-time professors, most of them graduate students and visiting scholars from universities abroad. The university provides more than 50 exchange programs with universities in Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Africa and Asia. There is also a sizable number of international students that study in the University for a semester or two. Although economic problems have delayed the expansion of the campus, the university is moving to a new building which will allow further growth in the number of students and majors. The university's dean is Ernesto Schargrodsky.
The concept of the new university was developed by the university's first dean, Gerardo della Paolera, and the then Argentine ambassador to the United States, Guido di Tella. They decided to adopt an American university model, and to create a research based university with small class sizes and professors with international studies and recognition.