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Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)


The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine. The local and universal historical context that the Church faced when the University was founded inspired the institution to train professionals who led Christian lives and who could renew energies for the coming generations. The first Rector was Monsignor Joaquín Larraín Gandarillas and the first two faculties were Law, Physical Sciences and Math.

The University's mission is for "Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to reach excellence in the creation and transference of knowledge and educational training of people, inspired by Catholic values and always at the service of the Church and society".

UC's vision is "to transmit, through all of its activities, a commitment to its foundational mission and its essential Catholic identity. Our hope is that the spirit that inspires and enlightens us be reflected in our University's hallways, courtyards, classrooms, in the messages we transmit each day, in the relationships with our students, academic staff, professionals, administrative staff and society as a whole.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile has created a prestigious and nationally pertinent tradition that can be seen in its graduates, who have been educated to guide and provide a unique shape to the country. Currently leads, at a Latin American level, the QS World University Rankings.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Authors: Daniela Hirigoyen, Paula I. Burgos, Veronica Mezzano, Josefina Duran, Magaly Barrientos, Claudia G. Saez, Olga Panes, Diego Mezzano and Mirentxu Iruretagoyena

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015 17:332

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Authors: Tejaswini Subbannayya, Pamela Leal-Rojas, Mustafa A. Barbhuiya, Remya Raja, Santosh Renuse, Gajanan Sathe, Sneha M. Pinto, Nazia Syed, Vishalakshi Nanjappa, Arun H. Patil, Patricia Garcia, Nandini A. Sahasrabuddhe, Bipin Nair, Rafael Guerrero-Preston, Sanjay Navani, Pramod K. Tiwari…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:843

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  3. Content type: Review

    Authors: Max Andresen, Jose Tomás Gazmuri, Arnaldo Marín, Tomas Regueira and Maximiliano Rovegno

    Citation: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine 2015 23:42

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Authors: Renan Orellana, Sumie Kato, Rafaela Erices, María Loreto Bravo, Pamela Gonzalez, Bárbara Oliva, Sofía Cubillos, Andrés Valdivia, Carolina Ibañez, Jorge Brañes, María Isabel Barriga, Erasmo Bravo, Catalina Alonso, Eva Bustamente, Enrique Castellon, Patricia Hidalgo…

    Citation: BMC Cancer 2015 15:290

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