The University of Chile was founded on the 19th of November, 1842. It is the oldest higher education institution in Chile. Generating, developing, integrating and communicating knowledge in all the areas of knowledge and culture are the mission and basis of the activities of the University. This makes up the involvedness of their work and directs the education they impart.
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.
Faculty: 3.547 which 2.220 are full-time.
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.
179 National Awards have been awarded in different fields to distinguished persons that have been alumni, professors or researchers of the University.
It is placed among the 400 best higher educational establishments in the World Ranking of Universities (University Shanghai Jiao Tong) and in 9 place among its Latin-American peers and first place in Chile in the Ranking of Research Institutes (SCImago Research Group, Spain 2016).
Institutional Accreditation: Accredited by the National Commission for Accreditation in all areas (Management, Undergraduate Teaching, Graduate Teaching, Research, Infrastructure, Equipment, and Outreach) for the maximum period of 7 years (2011-2018).
Accreditation of Doctoral Programs: 33 out of 38 (86,8%) have been accredited by the Post-graduate Accreditation Commission (december, 2016).
Accreditation of Undergraduate Programs: 52 out of 68 (76%) of all Undergraduate Programs have been accredited (october, 2016).