Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine.

PhD Programmes

About

History

  • 1888 - Foundation - On June 21, the Archbishop of Santiago Mariano Casanova publishes the decree to open Universidad Católica. 
  • 1889 - The first classes, carried out with 10 professors and 50 students at the Círculo Católico, are offered. The courses range from Faculty of Law and Bachelor in math, which gives way years later to the Engineering and Architecture degrees.

Education

  • 100 Undergraduate Programs
  • 88 Graduate Programs
  • 35 PhD programs
The UC academic staff is made up of more than 3,400 professors with varied and extensive backgrounds who fall under different classifications, such as tenured professorship and the honorary academic degree of emeritus professor.

Research

  • Our passion is creating knowledge and sharing it with academics, researchers, students, and professionals. We transfer it to society through projects that address the country’s top social, economic, political and cultural needs.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
135 -14
2021
121 6
2020
127
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
401 100
2021
501
2020
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
501
2020
501
2019
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
290
2020
290
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Library services

  • UC Libraries is part of the UC Gradual Return plan, starting up some face-to-face services (to the extent that the phases of the Step-by-Step Plan allow it). 

Student Life

Campus life

  • The University is spread over five campuses: four in different districts of Santiago and one in the southern city of Villarrica. These campuses not only fill an academic need but have also become cultural landmarks that the University has provided to both cities.

Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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