Founded more than 85 years ago in the city of Valparaíso, Chile, the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (USM) is part of the legacy of the visionary and business entrepreneur, Federico Santa María Carrera, who dreamed of having a world class engineering university, with the purpose of contributing to the human development and improvement.
Over the years, USM has established itself as a leading institution in engineering, science and technology, with recognized international prestige, contributing to human development through the training of comprehensive professionals and cutting-edge scientific and technological innovation projects in diverse fields of the universal knowledge.
The university has undergraduate and graduate programs in its different campuses, which are as follows:
- Main Campus Valparaíso (Región de Valparaíso)
- San Joaquín Campus (Santiago, Región Metropolitana)
- Vitacura Campus (Santiago, Región Metropolitana)
- Viña del Mar Technical Branch (Región de Valparaíso)
- Concepción Technical Branch (Región del Bío-Bío)
At USM students receive a comprehensive training, with a strong scientific-technological focus and a solid humanistic component. First-rate faculty members and professors, with the best infrastructure and study and work material, constitute a cornerstone in the students’ professional training.
«Ex Umbra in Solem», whose translation is «From shadow to light».