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Universidad de Concepción

This is a complex and multifunctional institution, socially responsible and with demonstrated leadership in technology transfer, scientific and technological research and development.

In terms of organization the faculties are the academic units in which lies the instructional areas, research and extension in a scientific or artistic determined professional field, having the support of the Vice rector, Directorate for Education, Extension , Graduate , and Business Library student , as well as from the office of Research and Development.

During 2014, the university led the patent applications in the National Institute of Industrial Property (Spanish INAPI), and in the assignment of different kinds of funds, like the FONDEF or VIU projects and different alternatives of CORFO.


The Universidad de Concepción (Udec) is one of the three most active institutions in the development of science, technology and innovation in our country. Their researchers stand out widely in all the public calls in this field, holding a sustained increase in the number of projects, like in the amount of funds engaged on it.

The model of research that this university has is one of the aspects shown with this result, especially if we focus on the relevance of applied research that subsequently allows transferring the results of research to the community, which is materialized with the results of this call, where the areas of approved projects were: Agronomy, Biological Science, Natural and Oceanographic Sciences, Veterinary Science, Social Science, Forestry Science and Engineering, besides all of these is the work realized by the Technological Development Unit (Spanish UDT).

Universidad de Concepción stands out among the best universities of Latin America and the World.

The Universidad de Concepción has been placed as the third best University of the country, based on different results obtained by national and international rankings.

However, this university has reached outstanding places in a worldwide and Latin American level for several years.

  • QS Latin American University Ranking of 2014 placed it as third in National level, 12th Latin American Position and 601st worldwide.
  • According to URAP Ranking 2014, (University Ranking by Academic Performance), the Universidad de Concepción is located in third place in a national level, 16th Latin American and 677th worldwide.
  • The 2014 version of the prestigious international ranking SCI mago, that measures the level of scientific investigation realized by different institutions and centers, both public and private, positioned Udec in the third national place and 28th Latin American Level.

› Purpose The purpose of Universidad de Concepción is comprehensive and pluralistic education of people with social duties, creativity, critical eye and entrepreneurship, the creation, adjustment and transmission of knowledge, cultural creation and dissemination with the purpose of contributing effectively to the human, economic and social sustainable development of the region and the country.

› Approach It is a university with an increasing national and international acknowledgment by the effectiveness in people’s formation and in research, innovation and development, and the capability of foresight and tailoring the changes of the background, it is also engaged with the culture and the development of the region as well as the country.

› Values The Universidad de Concepción privilege human development; assess and promote good ethical and sympathetic behavior , caring of the environment, search of general welfare, fairness, democracy, freedom of speech, and the engagement with the institutional purpose.

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