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Concepcion, Biobio, Chile
Age
founded in 1919
Size
30,000 students
Fees
$6,000
University of Concepcion, one of the most important universities in Chile, has prepared professionals for more than 90 years.Right in the agricultural core of the country, University of Concepcion has developed a higher education center in agro sciences and related disciplines. In 1954, period, the School of Agronomy was created using the human and material resources of Plan Chillan. These resources were offered to the university by an agreement signed among the University of Concepcion, the Department of Agriculture and the Institute of Inter American Affairs of the United States. This international program contributed a very prestigious group of professionals from the farming world with post graduate courses in American and European universities. This group formed the base of the teaching staff of the Campus. University of Concepcion has developed a higher education center in agro sciences and related disciplines. The idea of founding the University of Concepcion was an old aspiration of the citizens of Concepcion. At the end of 1800, notable rectors of Liceo de Concepcion fought for the creation of professional courses under the protection of that institution. The society of Concepcion supported this idea; however it was not possible to fulfill this aim mainly due to a lack of organization of everybody who thought like that, says an article in the local newspaper El Sur published on February 1917.

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Campus and Accommodation

The Main Campus of the University of Concepcion is located in Concepcion, 500 kilometers south from Santiago, the capital of the country. The University started its academic activities in 1919. The area comprising the different Academic and Administrative units as well as the parks areas is known as University Neighborhood. Concepcion Campus is a city icon and it stands as a convergence point of the Biobio Region and the rest of the country. Nowadays this campus is a beautiful recreational area for the community. With almost 250,000 m2 in buildings and facilities, the University is shown to the world as a knowledge, culture, science, research and technology center of creation.One of the highlights of the Campus is the Casa del Arte, which is enhanced by the mural: Presence of Latin America, created by Mexican artist Jorge Gonzalez Camarena. There is a collection of 1731 pictorial works in the art gallery of Casa del Arte where it is common to attend concerts performed by the Choir and Orchestra of University of Concepcion. The Chillan Campus is located in the city of Chillan, 117 km north from Concepcion and is known to be a geographical center of the Chilean agriculture in a piece of land of 100 ha located 2 km away from the city. The presence of the University of Concepcion and other Higher Education institutions has turned this city of almost 200 thousand inhabitants into one of the most important university centers in the south of Chile. Its mission is to develop the Agriculture and Livestock Sciences at the highest level. Located in the heart of the farming world, this center has become the only one with these characteristics in the country. The Campus comprises a large spectrum of professional disciplines required in a farming world of the future with a perspective of changes in agriculture as a solid field of potential economic development.

International Student Life

The University of Concepcion has kept permanent and historical ties at local and national level, also feeds a network of numerous public and private institutions, both national and international, through diverse activities carried out by teachers and students. The aim of these activities is to disseminate knowledge, culture and arts with high standards of excellence.

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