The beginnings of Universidad Técnica FedericotSanta María go back to the altruist dream of Federico Santa María, who set the foundation of the Institution in his will and testament in Paris, in 1920. He states his wish to contribute with the progress and increase the cultural horizon of our country to his executors.
The university's Biotechnology Center was created in 2000 to promote research and development in biotechnology, by managing and undertaking multidisciplinary projects in its labs and collaborating with all university departments as well as national and international groups.
CAA's objective is to increase research in aerospace and aeronautics through joint participation with the sector's national and international firms. It also aims to contribute, from an academic standpoint, to the Chilean and international space programs of interest to the aeronautical industry.
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The library is constantly being updated, computers added, networks expanded, and the library collection is always growing. Many books and materials have been incorporated into an online system, allowing students, faculty, and staff to access material from remote campuses and branches.
Sports play a significant part in the USM students' training.In these facilities students practise and play many sports and recreational disciplines such as weightlifting and cardio excercise, aerobics, chess, track and field, social dances, basketball, diving, folk music and dance, photography, soccer, artistic gym, handball, judo, karate, swimming, rugby, taekwondo, tennis, table-tennis and volleyball.