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University of Concepción
Universidad de Concepción
Shield of Universidad de Concepción
Established May 14, 1919
Type Traditional (Private)
President Sergio Lavanchy Merino
Faculty 1,206
Undergraduates 21,780
Postgraduates 1,554
Location Concepción, Biobío Region, Chile
Campus Urban
Campuses 3
Website (in spanish)

The University of Concepción (Spanish: Universidad de Concepción), one of the Chilean Traditional Universities, is one of Chile's oldest and most prestigious universities, and one of the most important outside of the capital, Santiago. Its founder was Enrique Molina Garmendia.


In 1919, the University of Concepcion was founded, becoming the first regional university in Chile. The University's founder, Enrique Molina G., was also its first President proposed that "this new University, in addition to professional education in liberal arts and technical sciences, as required by the development and increased national wealth, will be center of information for the public, outreach, scientific research and experimentation, and the promotion of best literary, humanist and philosophical culture".

Colleges, campuses and faculties

Campanile in the University of Concepción, Campus Concepción (Campanil)

The University holds 18 faculties distributed in 3 campuses: Concepción (central campus), Chillán and Los Ángeles.

Campus Concepción: In Concepción, at 515 km. from Santiago, is the central campus of the University of Concepción. Is well known like the "Universitary District", because all the academic activities are concentrated on only one place.

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Coordinates: 36°49′42″S 73°02′14″W / 36.82833°S 73.03722°W / -36.82833; -73.03722

Chilean Traditional Universities (Consejo de Rectores)

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile • Arturo Prat University • Southern University of Chile • Temuco Catholic University • Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso • Catholic University of the Holy Conception • Catholic University of the Maule • Catholic University of the North • University of Antofagasta • University of Atacama • University of Concepción • University of Chile • University of La Serena • University of La Frontera • University of Los Lagos • University of Magallanes • Playa Ancha University of Educational Sciences • University of Santiago, Chile • University of Talca • University of Tarapacá • University of Valparaíso • University of the Bío-Bío • Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences • Federico Santa María Technical University • Metropolitan University of Technology



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