Universidad Andrés Bello
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Address: Republica 239, Santiago
Contact: Francisco Santelices
Position: Director General for International Relations
Universidad Andres Bello was instituted in October 1988, as a contribution to the challenge of higher education and with the fundamental purpose to fulfill a role of deep social content: To contribute to the country’s effort to provide equal opportunities in access to higher education to high school graduates and to University degrees and qualifications, enabling them to make progress and prosper.
Since 2000 onwards, Universidad Andrés Bello has become the country’s main private university. It is the one with the greatest achievements in the field of research (only accredited private university in this area); the university with most undergraduate students, and has the most comprehensive infrastructure for teaching, research and extension. Its activities take place on seven campuses in Santiago (3), in Viña del Mar (3) and Concepción (1).
The University offers a complete range of academic programs divided in the following faculties: Architecture, Art and Design; Rehabilitation Sciences, including Phono Audiology and Physical Therapy, among others; Biological Sciences; Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology and Social Work; Communications, Journalism, Advertising and Performing Arts; Law; Environment and Natural Resources, including Marine Biology, Ecotourism and Veterinary Medicine, among others; Economics and Business, including Commercial Engineering, Management Engineering and Engineering in Tourism and Hospitality, among others; Nursing; Humanities and Education Covering General Primary Education, Physical Education, Musical Education and Education in English, among others; Engineering; Maritime Services, including Merchant Marine Engineering and Maritime Transport Engineering; Medicine, including Medicine, Chemistry and Pharmacy, Nutrition and Diet, and Medical Technology; and the Faculty of Dentistry.