Rosario is just up river from Buenos Aires and home to more than one million people. One of the city’s main attractions is its neoclassical architecture that has been retained over the centuries in hundreds of residences, houses and public buildings. Along with Paraná, Rosario is one of the few Argentine cities that cannot point to a particular individual as its founder, but its patron is the Virgin of the Rosary, whose feast day is October 7.
Home of revolutionary Che Guevara, Rosario is one of the principal agribusiness hubs in Latin America. However, it has also blossomed into a thriving metropolis and a tech hub as it offers access to a highly educated workforce. The city has a robust academic environment with six universities and nearly 80,000 students (8.5% of the number of inhabitants). The main higher education institution, the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, is one of the top universities in Argentina and offers strong engineering and business degrees.
Santa Fe, the province that is home to Rosario, has also launched several initiatives to grow the technology sector, with its Program for the Promotion of Science, Technology and Innovation Activities leading the way.
Rosario has excellent technology and communications infrastructure, including ports, highways and international airports and it is only 45 minutes by air from Buenos Aires.
Argentina is the third largest economy in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico, while the Argentinian workers remain some of the most highly literate and well-educated in Latin America, mainly because education is totally free from kindergarten to university.
Argentina also has the highest level of English proficiency in Latin America and ranks #25 in the world, according the EF English Proficiency Index.