Founded 1961 and attached to the State Technical University, and became its regional branch 1964. Became institute of professional studies 1981 and acquired present status and title 1981. Institute of Patagonia Studies, formerly private research institution, incorporated 1985. An autonomous institution financed by the State.
Accreditation: National Accreditation Commission (CNA)
- Academic year: March to December (March-July, July-December)
- Requirements: Secondary school certificate (Licencia de Educación Media) and entrance examination (national selection)
- Students allowance: Co-ed