Universidad de Concepción

The University of Concepción (UCEN) was founded on May 14, 1919 as an initiative by prominent residents of the city of Concepción, headed by the lawyer Enrique Molina and Dr. Virginio Gómez, as a prerequisite to have a higher education hub outside the capital.

UCEN Is non-profit private organization, and its establishment supported the progression of scientific, cultural and educational advancement in our region and the country. The UCEN was the first University in Latin America to build a university city model, where faculties could interact in one place. It has three campuses: Chillán, Concepción and Los Ángeles.

It also has:

  • 20 Faculties (Schools)
  • 1,425,900 sq.m of campus area
  • 259,459 sq.m of infrastructure

Pre and post-graduate teaching:
25,033 Undergraduate Students
2,550 Postgraduate Students
477 Medical Students

91-Udergraduate Programs
66-Masters Programs
31-Doctoral Programs
32-Medical Specialties

Main Research Activities: Astronomy, Geodesic, Metallurgy, Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, Aerospace, Materials, Electrical and Electronics, Chemical Engineering, Physics and Chemistry, Agriculture.

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