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University of Chile

The foundation of the University of Chile on the 19th of November 1842 answered the need to modernize the country which a little more than two decades before had become independent from the Spanish empire. It replaced the Real Universidad de San Felipe, which was established in 1738, and consolidated two essential factors for progress: a democratic system with social mobility opportunities and its own productive capacity based on science and technology.

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During its first years the University gave considerable support to education, institutional organization – such as the “Civil Code”, a model for America- , the building of the road network to join together the territory, and the energy and production infrastructure. Next to this it saw to health, the humanities and the arts.

The founders of the University, especially the first President, humanist Andrés Bello, set themselves the task to give Chile the capacity to incorporate new scientific methods and to generate thoughts that would grant it autonomy in economic, political, social and cultural matters.

The University has fulfilled this mission both through research and the transference of its results, as well as through education of professionals, specialists and post-graduates. It has also tackled, since the beginning, great national problems such as child malnutrition, exploration of the territory and prospecting its resources, the extension of national sovereignty at sea, forestry and horticultural development, geophysical studies, earthquake resistant engineering, among others.

The University of Chile has also contributed to the formation of the intellectual elites and leaders of the country. Most of the Chilean Presidents have studied in its lecture halls, as well as people with prominent roles in politics, business and culture.

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QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
208 -7
2018
201 -1
2017
200
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
301
2017
301
2016
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
601
2018
601 -100
2017
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2019
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2018
388 28
2017
416
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

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