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History, tradition and prestige
The Universidad de Santiago has its founding origins in the creation of the School of Arts and Crafts in 1849.
Our institution has three important historical landmarks: its birth as the School of Arts and Crafts (1849), its redefinitions as State Technical University (1952), and as Universidad de Santiago de Chile (1981). In the last two stages, it has been directed by 12 presidents; Santiago Labarca (1957-1959) and Henry Kirberg (1968-1973) are outstanding names in this group.
Together, they offer 66 undergraduate careers. Besides, the University has the Bachelor’s Program and the School of Architecture, besides the wide and diverse high- quality teaching offer.
He is the main individual authority of the University and is elected by the academics, the same as the deans and directors of departments and schools. The University also has collective bodies: the University Directorate, the Academic Council and the Faculty and Department Councils
Until 2014, our University is accredited in all areas, required and optional: Teaching Leading to Title, Institutional Strategic Management , Research, Graduate Teaching and Relationship with Society. We are one of the eight Chilean universities that qualify as full and complex.
The 3rd best university, according to the opinion of Chilean high- school students, across the country (Barometer of Higher Education, Mori, 2011).
Among the top three Chilean universities, as ranked by America Economía 2011, which evaluates the objective aspects of teaching, research, students quality and infrastructure, among others.
Fifth place, according to opinion survey, about the best Chilean universities, aimed at executives and elite professionals (Qué Pasa magazine, 2011; Special Edition).
21st place among the 200 best universities in Latin America (QS Top Universities Ranking, 2011).