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University of Santiago, Chile

The University of Santiago, Chile (Usach) is one of the oldest public universities in Chile.


The institution was born as Escuela de Artes y Oficios (Spanish School of Arts & Crafts) in 1849, under the government of Manuel Bulnes. It became Universidad Tecnica del Estado (Spanish Technical University of the State) in 1947, with various campuses throughout the country. In 1981, as a consequence of a reform on higher education under the government of Augusto Pinochet, it became to what is now known as Universidad de Santiago de Chile, with all activities centered in a single 340,000 m campus in the capital Santiago.


The university houses over 18,000 undergraduate students in 55 different majors, in the following faculties:

Engineering (Ingenieria),

Bachelors Program in Arts and Sciences (Bachillerato),

Business Administration & Economics (Administracion y Economia),

Chemistry & Biology (Quimica y Biologia),

Medical Sciences (Ciencias Medicas),

Sciences (Ciencias),

Humanities Faculty (Humanidades),

School of Architecture (Escuela de Arquitectura), and

Technology Faculty (Facultad Tecnologica).

External links

Official web site

* English version

University of Santiago Indicators

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