University of Talca

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University of Talca
Universidad de Talca
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Established October, 1981
Type Public
Rector Álvaro Rojas Marín
Academic staff 7
Admin. staff 334
Undergraduates 6,500
Postgraduates 610
Location Talca, Region del Maule, Chile
Former names Universidad de Chile, Universidad Técnica del Estado
Campuses 5 (Talca, Curicó, Santiago, Linares, Santa Cruz)
Nickname Utal
Website www.utalca.cl

The University of Talca (Spanish: Universidad de Talca) is a Chilean university located in the cities of Talca, Curicó, Linares, Santa Cruz and Santiago. It is a derivative university, one of the most important universities of the southern-central region of Chile, and it is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities.

History[edit]

The Universidad de Talca was founded in 1981, upon the fusion of the seats in Talca of the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad Técnica del Estado. In 1998, the Facultad de Ingeniería was founded and established in the city of Curicó, 60 km north of Talca. In 2007, a Technological Institute is established in Santa Cruz. In 2014 is established a campus in Linares, 52 km south of Talca.

Organization[edit]

The university has five campuses, distributed in the cities of Talca, Curicó, Linares, Santiago and Santa Cruz. The main campus is the Campus Lircay, located in northern Talca. The Campus Los Niches, located a few kilometres outside Curicó, is the second largest campus, and the location of the Facultad de Ingeniería. In Linares, it is planned to building a new campus to 2015, while carries out its labors in the Diego Portales Technical Lyceum building. In Santiago, the university operates in two venues, in Providencia and San Joaquin communes. In Santa Cruz, has a Technological Institute (Instituto Colchagua), which teaches degrees related with wine industry.

Faculties and Schools[edit]

The university has seven faculties, three schools and six institutes.

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Forest Sciences
  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Psychology

Schools[edit]

  • School of Music
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Design

Institutes[edit]

  • Institute of Cell Biology and Biotechnology
  • Institute of Mathematics and Physics
  • Institute of Educational Research and Development
  • Institute of Chemistry of Natural Resources
  • Institute of Humanist Studies "Juan Ignacio Molina"
  • Technological Institute Colchagua

Coordinates: 35°24′19″S 71°37′59″W / 35.4054°S 71.6331°W / -35.4054; -71.6331