University of Desarrollo

With a look to the future, which seeks to anticipate the phenomena in development in the 21st century, the Universidad del Desarrollo will consolidate itself as a recognized innovative and audacious institution in the permanent transformation of the university experience of its students and the impact that its academia generates in society.

Master's Programmes



The University was founded in Concepción in 1990, in the residence of a well known family, located in the Trinitarias Street in downtown Concepción. Its founders were Joaquín Lavín, Carlos Délano, Ernesto Silva, Cristián Larroulet, Hernán Büchi and Federico Valdés.

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University Ranking

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Library services

The Library aims to select, acquire, organize and disseminate relevant information to support the academic activities of the University.

Medical services

UDD Santiago ClinicThe building, inaugurated in 2009, has 100 dental chairs, three surgery pavilions, a sterilization center, five X-ray rooms, a plaster laboratory, three auditoriums, a library, five classrooms, computer laboratories and rooms study, as well as adapted facilities such as kinesiotherapy gyms and audiometry rooms.

Student Life

Campus life

The campus has 65,895 Square meters built of which 2,364 Square meters are for Libraries

and 10,982 Square meters for laboratories and workshops.

Sports facilities

UDD features football, hockey, volleyball, rodeo, tennis and basketball teams, competing within higher education leagues and championships.


The University applied and got accreditation for five years in 2006, in the areas of Institutional Management, Degree-Conducing Teaching, Vinculation with the Environment, and Continuous Education.

Student Reviews

UDD Experience
Javiera Alarcón Jara rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) was really good, the university has the best business program of the region (south of Chile) and teachers that are fully commited to your education, they give you all the knowledge and tools that they have in order to make you the best professional. The program is very complete, you have Entrepreneurship courses, Economics,...

Concepción, Bío-Bío, Chile


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