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Santiago, Av. Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 1058, Santiago de Chile
Age
founded in 1842
Size
30,000 students
Fees
$6,000
The University is located in the capital city Santiago de Chile and it is a public university with international quality. All the areas of knowledge are elaborated in their lecture halls and today the university is at the top of the Chilean university system with regard to teaching, research, creation and outreach. 20 Chilean Presidents have been students of the University of Chile (61% of the total). Also, the two Chileans who received the Nobel Prize, Gabriela Mistral (1945) and Pablo Neruda (1971), both in Literature, were members of the University. 172 National Awards (83% of the total) have been awarded in different fields to distinguished persons that have been alumni, professors or researchers of the University. 20 Chilean Presidents have been students of the University of Chile (61% of the total). Also, the two Chileans who received the Nobel Prize, Gabriela Mistral (1945) and Pablo Neruda (1971), both in Literature, were members of the University. 172 National Awards (83% of the total) have been awarded in different fields to distinguished persons that have been alumni, professors or researchers of the University. Undergraduate studies are mainly oriented to professional training. Students after five or more years of full-time studies obtain an accreditation for professional activity in their fields. This concentrated curricula in a specific area of knowledge and expertise is different to the Bachelor’s degree curricula offered in other countries. University of Chile was founded on the 19th of November, 1842. It is the oldest higher education institution in Chile. The mission of University is producing, developing, integrating and communicating knowledge in all areas of knowledge. Among the first Presidents are the founder, the Venezuelan humanist and jurist Andres Bello (1843 V 1865), and the Polish scientist and mineralogist Ignacio Domeyko Ancuta (1867 V 1883).

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Campus and Accommodation

Universidad de Chile has campuses in different areas of the city, the most important are: Campus Andres Bello; Campus Juan Gomez Millas; Campus Antumapu; Health Campus and Engineering Campus. The University of Chile has buildings with a high heritage value and their contribution to the urban surroundings has converted them into landmarks of Santiago. Among these are: the Main House (1863), the School Swimming pool (1929), the Theatre of the University of Chile in the Turri Buildings (1929), the Museum of Contemporary Art, former School of Fine Arts (1910), the Law Faculty (1937), the Faculty of Medicine (1952), the Astronomy Observatory of Cerro Calan (1962), and the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. Premises and land: 1.740.653 m2 of urban land. 587.111 m2 of built land in use and 10.467 hectares of agricultural land. Health network (Highly complex medicine): a clinical hospital; two clinics; three medical centers; also clinical laboratories in six cities in the country. Technological platform: 100% Wi Fi coverage and IP phone system in all the faculties and institutes; availability of video-conference and/or video-streaming for distance learning. Full academic services on-line and an ID credential has been implemented which allows access to corporative services such as libraries and premises for students and professors. Astronomy observatories: The National Astronomy Observatory (since 1852), one of the first in Latin America. There are also the: Maipu Radio Observatory (since 1959); the Astronomy Station at Cerro el Roble; Research and international cooperative agreements with other Astronomy Centers such as: ESO; ALMA; La Campana; NOAO; Cerro Tololo (AURA). Sport areas to be used by students and professors. Inter-faculty sports competitions take place there throughout the year. The University of Chile has 10 university sports teams.

Teaching Quality

Placed among the 500 best higher educational establishments in the World Ranking of Universities (University Shanghai Jiao Tong) and in the twelfth place among its Latin-American peers in the Latin-American Ranking of Research Institutes (SCImago Research Group, Spain).

International Student Life

The Universidad de Chile is an urban institution, located in the city of Santiago, capital of Chile and center of political, economic, social and cultural activity. At the base of the Andes Mountains, at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level and 120 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean, Santiago has a population of more than 6 millions inhabitants. The climate in Santiago is Mediterranean, with some rain from May to August and dry the rest of the year. During winter (June-August), the average minimum and maximum temperatures are 4oC and 15oC, respectively. Sometimes the temperature goes down to 0oC. The summer is relatively hot and dry (maximum temperature is around 30oC in January). Due to an unfavorable topography (the city is surrounded by mountains) and little ventilation, together with the climatic conditions of the region, there are periods of a lot of atmospheric contamination during autumn and winter. Safety Santiago is not a particularly dangerous city. It has the same safety problems any big city has. That is why we suggest you to follow the basic rules to prevent thefts and attacks in the street: don’t wear valuable jewelry, always keep an eye on your valuable objects; don’t walk in areas you don’t know without safety references, especially at night; only change money in authorized places (banks, official changing houses, hotels), etc.

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