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Universidad del Desarrollo

Universidad del Desarrollo (Spanish for "University for development") is a Chilean private university. Its main campus is in Concepcion, with a secondary campus in the same city, and two more in Santiago.


The University was founded in Concepcion in 1990, in the residence of a well known family, located in the Trinitarias Street in downtown Concepcion. Its founders were Joaquin Lavin, Carlos Delano, Ernesto Silva, Cristian Larroulet, Hernan Buchi and Federico Valdes.

The first degree given was in Business Administration (Ingenieria comercial). The following year, architecture, journalism were added and a law school opened.

In 1993, its main campus was inaugurated. The following year programs for industrial engineering and social sciences were opened. In 1997, the university gained autonomy from the Catholic University of Chile. Two years later, the university opened a new campus, while absorbing the Universidad de Las Condes, and its student body.

In 2001, the university inaugurated its new campus in San Carlos de Apoquindo, where most of the faculties are. Notable exceptions, are the Medical School and the Drama School, both of which are in the old Universidad de Las Condes house.

In 2006, the university opened its newest building for the Health Area Faculties in Concepcion; located less than one block away from the main campus.


UDD`s MBA faculty was ranked first in Latin America by America Economia, a business magazine. Its MBA program was also ranked 12 among all Latin American business school UDD has also been ranked first in Entrepreneurship fro Latin America Finally, UDD's Medicine School was ranked second in Chile in the national medical exam, surpassing most traditional universities in Chile.


UDD has soccer, hockey, volleyball, rodeo, tennis and basketball.


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.

Schools and careers

School of Architecture, Art and Design


* Environments and Objects Design

* Digital Design

* Graphic Design

School of Communications

* Journalism




Law School


School of Business and Economy

*Commercial Engineering

*Administration Execution Engineering

School of Humanities and Social Studies

*Baccalaureate in Science

*Baccalaureate in Humanities and Social Studies

School of Government

*Political Sciences

School of Engineering

* Industrial Engineering

School of Health

*Medicine (Santiago)

*Medical Technologies (Santiago)

*Phonoaudiology (Concepcion y Santiago)

*Kinesiology (Concepcion y Santiago)

*Nutrition and Dietetics (Concepcion y Santiago)

*Odontology (Concepcion y Santiago)

School of Phsicology


School of Education

*Primary Education

External links

Official site

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