The Universidad de Oriente "UNIVO" was founded on the initiative of a group of visionary businessmen from the city of San Miguel, on October 30, 1981, as an alternative for higher education for the community of the eastern part of the country; beginning his academic work on February 3, 1982, with a population of 554 students. It was born as a corporation of public utility, of a secular nature, nonprofit.
Its main activity is educational services at a higher level and is governed by the Higher Education Law, its Regulations and other related laws; not being able to intervene in religious or political activities of any nature. Its basic functions are: Teaching, Research and Social Projection.
To train responsible, competent and committed professionals with the common good of the present and future generations of the Eastern Region of El Salvador, with attitudes and aptitudes to insert productively into the national and international market.
Being the most prestigious university in the East of El Salvador, recognized nationally and internationally for providing comprehensive and quality education.
The Universidad de Oriente is a corporation of public utility, permanent, non-profit; empowered by the laws of the Republic of El Salvador, as an Institution of Higher Education; dedicated to the academic training of careers with multidisciplinary studies in Sciences, Arts and Techniques; sustained on the following legal basis:
- LEGAL PERSONNEL, granted by the Ministry of the Interior, through Agreement No. 486, dated November 3, 1982; published in Official Journal N ° 66 of Volume 222 dated December 2, 1982.
- AUTHORIZATION OF OPERATION, granted by the Ministry of Education, by means of Agreement No. 536, dated February 29, 1984, published in the Official Gazette N ° 66, volume 283 dated April 2, 1984.
- CURRENT STATUTES (Reformed), approved by the Ministry of Education, by means of agreement No. 15036432 dated March 15, 2006, published in the Official Gazette N ° 66 of volume 371, dated April 4, 2006.