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Foundation: 1842

Mission: "The generation, development, integration and communication of knowledge in all areas of knowledge and domains of culture constitute the mission and the foundation of the activities of the University, shape the complexity of its work and guide the education it provides". "The University assumes with a vocation of excellence the formation of people and the contribution to the spiritual and material development of the Nation. It fulfills its mission through the functions of teaching, research and creation in the sciences and technologies, the humanities and the arts, and the extension of knowledge and culture in all its breadth. It seeks to perform these functions with the highest level of exigency". "It is the responsibility of the University to contribute to the development of the national cultural heritage and identity and to the improvement of the country's educational system.

Vision: The Vision of the Future points out the matrix ideas that guide the formulation of this IDP and will guide the activities of our University in the next decade. It is framed within the mission and values of the university and its historical tradition, and responds to the challenges arising from the transformations that both globally and locally have occurred and will continue to occur in society, knowledge, technology, culture and the environment. In a synthetic way it can be expressed as follows: In the next decade we see an effectively national and state university, with high levels of quality, pluralism, social and gender equity and relevance to address with social awareness, critically and in an ethically responsible manner, the challenges in the areas of higher education, research, creation, extension and links with the environment, at the service of the country, with a vocation to integrate the state education system and to play a leading role in Latin American and international university networks, particularly with public universities.

History: www.uchile.cl

Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro Avanzado de Tecnologia para la Mineria
  • Centro de Biotecnologia y Bioingenieria
  • Centro de Ciencia del Clima y la Resiliencia
  • Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Enfermedades Cronicas
  • Centro de Estudios Moleculares de la Celula
  • Centro de Estudios para el Conflicto y la Cohesion Social
  • Centro de Excelencia en Astrofisica y Tecnologias Afines
  • Centro de Excelencia en Geotermia de Los Andes
  • Centro de Gerociencia, Salud Mental y Metabolismo
  • Centro de Investigacion Avanzada en Educacion
  • Centro de Modelamiento Matematico
  • Centro de Regulacion del Genoma
  • Centro para la Investigacion Interdisciplinaria Avanzada en Ciencias de los Materiales
  • Hospital Clinico Universidad de Chile Jose Joaquin Aguirre


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAOECDChile
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 374th15th44th320th2nd
Arts and Humanities 194th6th16th170th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 593rd10th67th519th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 464th11th43rd371st2nd
Chemistry 655th31st138th574th2nd
Computer Science 448th6th38th351st1st
Dentistry 91st10th13th71st1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 179th5th8th125th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 327th8th21st264th2nd
Energy 585th54th127th470th6th
Engineering 513th17th78th416th3rd
Environmental Science 424th13th66th337th2nd
Mathematics 451st7th34th355th1st
Medicine 485th11th41st437th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 478th12th35th391st1st
Physics and Astronomy 515th13th67th444th2nd
Psychology 463rd11th42nd433rd2nd
Social Sciences 217th5th13th177th2nd
Veterinary 361st41st67th283rd4th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatiĆ³n allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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