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.
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.
202 National Awards (2021) have been awarded in different fields to distinguished persons that have been alumni, professors or researchers of the University.
It is placed among the 401- 500 best higher educational establishments in the World Ranking of Universities (ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, 2021).
473 in the world, 8 place among its Latin-American peers and first place in Chile in the Ranking of Research Institutes (SCImago Research Group, Spain 2020).
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 (2018-2025).