University of Magallanes

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This article is about a Chilean university. For the city in Croatia, see Umag .
University of Magallanes
Universidad de Magallanes
Motto Scientiae in Austro
Motto in English Of knowledge in the South
Established 1961
Type Public
President Dr. Víctor Fajardo Morales (1994-2014)
Undergraduates 4,000
Location Punta Arenas, Magallanes Region, Chile
53°08′10.12″S 70°52′49.04″W / 53.1361444°S 70.8802889°W / -53.1361444; -70.8802889Coordinates: 53°08′10.12″S 70°52′49.04″W / 53.1361444°S 70.8802889°W / -53.1361444; -70.8802889


Punta Arenas

Puerto Natales


Puerto Williams
Faculties 4
Colors Blue and White          

University of Magallanes (UMAG) is a university in the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas. It is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities. The University of Magallanes was established in 1981 during the neoliberal reforms of the Chile's military regime as the successor of Universidad Técnica del Estado's Punta Arenas section. Universidad Técnica del Estado had established the Punta Arenas section in 1961. The University of Magallanes have campuses in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales as well as a university centre in Puerto Williams. University of Magallanes publishes the humanities and social sciences journal Magallania twice a year.

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