University description (as per official university website)
The University of Santiago de Chile, star of the knowledge society and development.
A university is a living organization, a coherent whole, where each of its sides is vital, since this integrity comes strength and ability to transcend. This has been the conviction of those who have guided the destiny of the University of Santiago de Chile. Hence in each of the stages that mark its 161 years of history, constitutes a legacy undisputed contribution to the development of the country and its people.
Stand in its path the contribution to science and technology through the training of top professionals, with academic excellence and critical consciousness. As well as its social mission, which has enabled thousands of young, capable and restricted resources, access to professional education.
Today, when the country faces increasing global integration process, the University advances the professional needs of the market, increasing its links with the external environment and diversify its academic offerings, totaling 64 runs the undergraduate programs fifty graduate and more than 200 continuing education. It also performs basic and applied research class, extension and technical assistance.
In their training, maintains an unwavering commitment to knowledge, the generation and dissemination of knowledge and humanist, science and technology. Work a teaching model based on ethical principles and the transmission of values to the student, incorporating information technologies and is closely linked to the productive sector.
A style of university research and development, as the industrialized countries, is what inspires USACH. It combines an important role academic research (basic and applied), and extension at all levels and areas of knowledge. In his forward important initiatives have emerged management and technological innovation, the creation of business incubators and technology centers, which soon will add science parks and / or industry, created in conjunction with the business.
Thus, the University aimed at developing the country with trained professionals, constantly updated, responsible, involved with the social environment in which they operate and willing to take the lead against the challenges posed by progress.
This comprehensive work is progressing in accordance with institutional policies that respond to the Corporate Strategic Development Plan, which define academic excellence as one of its main goals, the Academic Vice encouraging self power and accreditation of their careers.
A first-rate faculty, where 80 percent have a doctoral degree, master's or doctor, is responsible for training students in its seven faculties, the School of Architecture and Bachelor's Degree Program.
University's contribution to knowledge, as well as technical assistance and human resources training is oriented through the Vice Presidency of Research and Development. Working to bring research policies and coordinating the actions that the institution is running in this field such as project management of science and technology, general administration of graduate programs, academic improvement, scientific and cultural exchange and management technology.
It has also been a priority concern at continuing education alternatives for technicians and professionals who need to update knowledge and technological innovations that offer progressively incorporate production and service companies.
Today, the University of Santiago de Chile faces the challenges of the XXI century institutionally accredited by the National Commission on Accreditation of Undergraduate-CNAP, with disciplinary diversity, academic excellence and research, strong links with national and international environment with emphasis on humanistic values in their professional training d. At the same time it adapts and develops technologies, while designing a proposal for future discussions on those issues in the country.
These pages summarize the work of our institution: a long-standing project is an excellent expression of the state's action in higher education. A place where you are at the highest level professionals able to transform problems into powerful solutions to serve everyone.