It is the country’s oldest institution of higher educaction and one of the most prestigious and traditional in Latin America. Founded in 1842, the University of Chile, a national university with public character, carries out its vocation of excellence in training people and contributing to the spiritual and material development of the nation, fulfilling its mission through teaching, research and creation of new knowledge.

It has taken a leading role in history, in politics, in economics, and in the most relevant social and cultural affairs and transformations of our country, with one of the highest standards of quality and academic excellence, which places it as one of ten Latin American universities within the 400 best universities in the world*.