Universidad de Concepción
The University of Concepcion
The University of Concepcion is the third oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Chile, and it ranks among the top 15 in Latin America. Located 500 km south of Santiago, in Chile’s VIII Region, The University of Concepcion, commonly referred to as UdeC, has 26,000 undergraduate students, with an additional 1,900 graduate students, most of which study at the main campus in Concepcion, with additional campuses in the cities of Chillán and Los Ángeles, Chile.
Founded in 1919, The University of Concepcion has been a pioneer of academic research and professional development at regional, national, and international levels, while also serving as a cultural hub for the second largest metropolitan area in Chile.
The University offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate study programmes, with subjects ranging from the humanities to applied sciences; The University of Concepcion’s comprehensive focus attracts students from all backgrounds and academic interests, making it one of the three most competitive universities in Chile, and the most competitive in the region.
Nestled between the edge of downtown Concepcion and the foothills of the Chilean Costal Range, The University of Concepcion offers an attractive natural environment across its sprawling 2.927.647 m2 campus for students and visitors. It also houses several museums, architectural landmarks, and numerous sculptures, making it one of the top tourist attractions in the city. The Art House, located on campus, has the amazing “Presence of Latin America”, a colourful mural by Mexican Jorge González Camarena, which celebrates the independence of Latin American people.
In 2010, the University of Concepción campus was named one of Chile’s most important architectural works, from the first half of the 20th century. The "Obra Bicentenario" award distinguishes buildings that have changed the face of cities throughout the country over the past 100 years. On February 2017 The University of Concepcion campus was declared a National Heritage Site by the National Monuments Council of Chile; what makes it the 1st and only University in Chile to have this recognition.
Concepción Campus map