University of Santiago, Chile

Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 3363, Santiago, Estación Central, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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established Established :

June 21, 1849 (EAO

campus University Type and Campus :

Urban (340,000 m²)

The University of Santiago, Chile (Usach) (Spanish: Universidad de Santiago de Chile) is one of the oldest public universities in Chile. The institution was born as Escuela de Artes y Oficios (Spanish School of Arts and Crafts) in 1849, under the government of Manuel Bulnes. It became Universidad Técnica del Estado (Spanish Technical University of the State) in 1947, with various campuses throughout the country. In 1981, as a consequence of a reform on higher education under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, it became what is now known as Universidad de Santiago de Chile, with all activities centered in a single 340,000 m² campus in the capital Santiago.

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Motto: Work is Our Joy

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Administrative staff: 2762

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Undergraduates: 18,155

Postgraduates: 931

Male students 61 : 39 Female students

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