University description (as per official university website)
Mission and Vision
Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, UTEM, was created by Law No. 19,239, 30 August 1993.
UTEM is an Institution of Higher Education of the State, with juridical personality and own patrimony. His home is the city of Santiago and its legal representative is the Rector.
"It will deal, at an advanced level, generation, cultivation and transmission of knowledge through basic and applied research, teaching and extension technology, the academic, scientific, professional and technical oriented mainly to the work technological as well as artistic creation and technology transfer "
Under its founding charter UTEM, defines its mission as follows:
Metropolitan Technological University is an institution of higher education socially responsible and autonomous state, located in the metropolitan area. Its mission is to train people with high education and vocational skills, preferably in the technology field, based on the generation, transfer, application and dissemination of knowledge in the areas of knowledge that are peculiar to contribute to sustainable development of the country and society of which it forms part.
La Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, socially recognized by the education of their graduates, the quality of its system of continuing education for its research and development, innovation and knowledge in some areas, for social equity in access, tolerance and pluralism, for its excellent faculty and institutional management that ensures sustainability and practical mechanisms for quality assurance in all its endeavors.
The history of the Metropolitan Technological University dates back to 1981, at which time the state created 16 new higher education institutions, including the Professional Institute of Santiago (IPS). Subsequently, by Act No. 19,239 published in the Official Gazette on August 30, 1993 and under the Government of President Patricio Aylwin Azocar, establishing the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, UTEM, as an Institution of Higher Education of the State, autonomous, legal personality and own patrimony. The enactment of the law was made in an emotional ceremony led by the then Chief Executive and the Minister of Education of those years, Jorge Arrate Mac Niven, the Montt-Varas Hall of the Palace of La Moneda.
On Friday May 11, 2001 the historic Central House, located on Eighteen 161, passed into the hands of the UTEM, repealed the law after 17 957 and published in the Official Journal of law "gratuitously transferred to the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana, tax property located in the municipality of Santiago, 161 Eighteenth Street. "
The UTEM has three campuses in the metropolitan area with more than 62 thousand square meters of construction between classrooms, laboratories, libraries, casinos and ballrooms, and every year receives about 1400 new students.
The UTEM is a member of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities and the Consortium of Universities of the State of Chile , prestigious institutions that bring together public houses and traditional higher education in our country.
Superior First Council
On Monday 14 November 1994 was the first Council of the University. Raúl Atria consisted Benapres, Frodden Edgardo Enríquez, Ricardo Wilhelma Perelman, Anduaga Liliana Garcia, Jorge Braghiroli Reggiani, Julio Martinez Valdes, Santiago Zapata Caceres and Rene Fuenzalida Zorrilla. They started an interesting work jointly with the authorities, who would move in the direction of growth.