University description (as per official university website)
Since its foundation in 1928, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso has established itself as one of the most prestigious institutions of the Chilean higher educational system. Its alumni body is characterized by the institutional seal: excellent academic and professional education, solid human values and strong commitment to public service.
The University is an institution dedicated, enlightened by Christian faith, to the cultivation and dissemination of knowledge in science, art and professional and technical fields. It is a comprehensive University, permanently facing new challenges, and anticipating and satisfying society's requirements.
Undertaking sudies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso is the beginning of a path to knowledge characterized by the harmonious relationship between academic tradition and the quest for solving arising problems.
With its 9 Schools and 53 academic programs, the P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso seeks diversity within campus, generating communication spaces that enrich students´ academic life.
On the other hand, it is centered in Valparaíso, Chile´s second largest city, which is characterized by its natural and urban beauty, and by the rich cultural environment provided by a great number of higher education institutions located here.
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO IN FIGURES
* Schools: 9
* Full-time Faculty: 320
* Undergraduate enrollment: 13 000
* Graduate enrollment: 500
* Undergraduate Academic Programs: 53
* Graduate Academic Programs: 46
* Libraries: 18
A BROAD ACADEMIC OFFERING
P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso is currently one of the most important university in the country. Its ample academic offer include fields such as business administration and economics, agricultural sciences, oceanographic sciences, art and architecture, natural and basic sciences, law, religion sciences, education, humanities and engineering.
RESEARCH: A WINDOW FOR KNOWLEDGE
The P. Universidad Católica de Valparaíso has devoloped an active, long-term and productive research program. This effort has brought about results that represent a step forward in the field of academic knowledge, including applied and innovative solutions to diverse types of problems.
We can highlight outstanding results in the fields of basic sciences, agronomical sciences, humanities, environmental sciences, fisheries and engineering, in which the university has received both public and privete support, at the national and international levels.
In order to transfer this knowledge to the public and private sectors, the University has created the Office of Technical Cooperation and the Office for Technological Transfer, aiming at the implementation of special training, and technological assistance programs.