Universidad Autónoma de Chile

About us

Universidad Autónoma de Chile is a private non-profit higher education institution established in 1989. We are based across three separate campuses in Temuco, Talca and Santiago and are home to approximately 29,000 students. Our institution offers both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, as well as diploma courses and doctoral studies.

Teaching at the university is split across seven different faculties: Health Sciences; Architecture, Construction and Environment; Business and Administration; Social Sciences and Humanities; Law; Education; and Engineering. The university also has 4 research institutes: Institute of Chemical and Applied Sciences, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Law Research Institute and the Ibero-American Institute for Sustainable Development

For over 30 years we have trained students with a focus in student-centered, cross-sectional and lifelong learning education, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility in their professional practice. Study life is intense and intellectually demanding and we place great emphasis on independent and self-directed learning.

Quality assurance

Quality assurance is a key element for our institution, as it allows us to face academic globalization with worldwide known quality standards and it has enabled the university to successfully meet standards and criteria of government and international accreditation agencies.

The University has been accredited by the Chilean National Accreditation Commission (CNA) until October 2024, in the areas of Institutional Management, Undergraduate Teaching, Research and Outreach and Public Engagement, certified by ANECA – Spain, and accredited by AQAS according to criteria and guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).

It undertakes the challenge of evolving to a more complex higher education institution by boosting graduate programs and encouraging, promoting, guiding, and enhancing scientific and technological research.

The goal is to increase the creation, transfer and impact of knowledge generation, leveraging the value of national and international collaboration.

Student life

Universidad Autónoma provides an ideal academic environment and facilities to cater for your needs as a student. Among its facilities, you can access labs, libraries, clinical simulation centers, multi sensorial interactive classrooms, complementary support systems, assistantships, canteens, gym and sport facilities. Additionally, the university provides law, psychological, and health clinic services.

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