Andrés Bello National University

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Andrés Bello University
Universidad Andrés Bello
Universidad Nacional Andres Bello de Chile.svg
Seal of the Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello
Motto Tradición y Modernidad
Motto in English
Tradition and Modernity
Type Private
Established 1988
Rector José Rodríguez Pérez
Students 30,565
Location Chile Santiago, Viña del Mar Concepción, Chile

The Andrés Bello National University (Spanish: Universidad Andrés Bello or Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello es:Universidad Andrés Bello) (UNAB) is a Chilean private university created in 1988. It belongs to the Laureate International Universities group of private universities.

In the 2012 QS World University Rankings, UNAB was ranked as the ninth best university in Chile and the second best private university. It also received the ranking of 64 of Latin American universities in the same category.[1]

Andrés Bello University currently ranks as the 12th Chilean university according to the webometric CSIC.[2]


Foundation and definition of project[edit]

The University, conceived as an academic project essentially pluralistic, wanted to collect the best of Chilean university tradition and align it with the great challenges of modernity. That was the vision of its founders, who were characterized as professionals in various areas, formed in different universities and different social visions. This rich, so relevant, their first strategic definitions.

The University was formally created in October 1988, as a contribution to the development of higher education and having, as one of its fundamental purposes, meeting a profound social role: contributing to the overall effort, which should make the country to offer to all high school graduates equal opportunities in access to higher education and university degrees and titles, which would allow progress to occur.

The University offered, in the early years, careers that demanded an infrastructure and basic equipment. In any case, its corporate seal was always quality. The first specializations offered were Law, Architecture, Engineering, Business and Journalism. Civil Engineering was then added in its various expressions, Construction, Certified Public Accountant and Psychology. Nevertheless, it was always among its objectives to address all disciplines and areas of knowledge, including scientific complexity.

The first step in this direction was the creation of the Engineering in Aquaculture, which offered tuition since 1993, an initiative with the University Andres Bello became the first private university that implemented a program of greater complexity, assuming the responsibility to comply with the requirements of infrastructure and equipment that demand this type of project. Associated with this teaching program, simultaneously born Marine Research Center located in the Caleta de Quintay, now proud of their level of development, scientific and technical successes have been achieved in many of their research projects, and their valuable work in support of numerous inlets of fishermen.

Andres Bello University, through the Marine Research Center, has become the leading provider of seeds of sea urchins in the country, and the creator, among others, the sole technology that grow in captivity, opening an opportunity to negotiate services to the private sector, which could become equivalent to salmon farming.

In the seventh year of its founding in 1996, when the University had nearly six thousand students and offered thirteen specializations, the founding partners Luis Cordero, Ignacio Fernandez and Marcelo Ruiz, versus distance from the other founding partners are in charge of the property University and reorganize the project partners incorporated as supporters to Mr. Alvaro Saieh, Miguel Angel Poduje, Selume Jorge Andres Navarro and Juan Antonio Guzman. Thus, these eight holders become part of the Board and convene a group of leading academics and scientists to join the project meet the definition of its mission to address more vigorously the demands imposed by the knowledge society give him a new organizational structure and form a new university governance.

This period is especially important the participation of prominent lawyers and public men, Máximo Pacheco Gómez and William Elton Alamos, who alternate in the Vice President of the Board, making a great contribution to the project, and academics, Joaquín Barceló and Manuel Krauskopf, who come to defog after ownership of the rectory.

New institutional mission and autonomy[edit]

In this period, the University assumes the main recommendations of the Board of Education upper. Moreover, placing greater demands self-organizational and academic excellence recommended by the watchdog. Strengthens organically through a structure based on superior academic units and basic, also incorporating new academic teams in the core disciplines, allowing you to configure the first research centers participating in the National Science and Technology (FONDECYT, FONDEF, FONTEC and others).

In Tables academic influence in the areas of science stressed under the experience gained in the Marine Research Center Quintay, creating an area of biological sciences, increasingly incorporating doctors in Jor-nothing regime complete. Later, the same is done in the areas of chemistry, physics, mathematics, philosophy and history. It is undoubtedly the construction of the indicated areas which marks the seal structure and academic development of the Universidad Andrés Bello. The strength of its areas of Basic Sciences announces the solid and rapid growth will thereafter.

Indeed, the strengthening of research created the conditions and atmosphere of competitiveness and excellence that helped create more complex programs, embodied in careers as medicine and dentistry, as well as degrees in Philosophy and History. This development also included a full program of Bachelor of Science and Humanities and the incursion into numerous other health careers, supported by extensive clinical agreements with various public and private fields. This allowed us to begin new careers ensuring the proper development of each of the ten biomedical programs offered by the university today, through the most comprehensive Faculty of Health Sciences and Dentistry of the private system.

Similarly, in the same period began the development of graduate programs, with many graduates, masters and doctoral highly complex personalities by the world des sciences.

Internationalization and accreditation[edit]

From 2000 onwards, after reaching full autonomy, the University Andres Bello becomes the leading private university in the country. Each year shows a significant increase in students with indirect fiscal contributions, government subsidy that rewards the 27,500 best scores from the University Selection Test-, college becomes more achievements in the field of research, and is the private only part of three of the nine programs funded by the government Millennium in order to support the development of highly competitive research in the country has held since then, the first among private universities, both in publications indexed and quantity of time teachers and has a complete infrastructure for teaching, research and extension.

However, to achieve a position of greater excellence and be able to join the select group of universities and small high complexity that exist today in Chile, the University still required increased investment and resources, as well as effective international links, that make available the benefits of globalization to all members of its academic community. After evaluating alternatives, Chileans elected holders as a strategic partner to Laureate Education Consortium, bringing together two essential attributes for this alliance was an opportunity to have a significant financial contribution and, on the other hand, as a portfolio of academic experiences prestige in Europe and the United States accumulated through a network of universities and educational institutions, all accredited by agencies specializing in quality assurance.

Thus, Laureate Education Consortium, through various educational projects held in Chile and are aimed at different segments of higher education, has reached an important presence in the country's higher education, transcends offer programs ranging from technical education to higher education more demanding and prestige.

The internationalization of the University, has allowed its undergraduate and graduate students to validate and complete their studies abroad, programs addressing the double titling and incorporate English as a second language in all their careers. This objective, involved in a very short-term consolidation of a Department of English to serve the entire university community, and create a modern career with the best technological support to graduate teachers of this language in the context of national and international experiences.

The U. Andrés Bello, in 2003, was the first private university to adhere to the establishment of a national system of quality assurance in Chile, whose purpose is prudential institutions of higher education provision, in the processes that develop mechanisms to ensure the compliance of academic standards of quality and continuous improvement. The university was one of the first three institutionally accredited private universities in Chile, for the period between 2004 and 2008, a certification that came to reaffirm the Andrés Bello University is part of a select group of ten universities most complex and successful national system of higher education, even though it is one of the youngest in the country.

All this is confirmed in the successes achieved in gradual accreditation of each of its undergraduate programs, and especially in the accreditation of their degrees, an area where the University Andres Bello shows an undisputed leadership in the amount and complexity of the programs offered, and have also begun to be accredited by their merits and achievements.

The year 2007 reaches the university in a first level course in terms of prestige, in all private universities, and in many ways, ahead of many traditional universities. In 2008, the University, with an enrollment of around 30,000 students, ranks as a national benchmark, which leads her to decide to open a place of conception, at the beginning of the academic year 2009, as the only way provide opportunities to students in the south, to have an alternative that is certainly chosen by many students from diverse sectors of the country. The University Andres Bello corroborated by that act which is a university of national characteristics, inserted in the national ideology and strongly committed to developing human and social capital that shapes the Chilean identity.

The university is accredited internationally by MSCHE.[3]

Corporate seal[edit]

In his short but fruitful existence, the University has added to its corporate seal search for academic excellence, commitment to research, the option to address all areas of knowledge and effective addition to globalization, also as an element characteristic, its decision to recognize excellence and the contribution they make to developing great personalities and well-being of humanity. Thus, education also contributes to the formation of values in its students through generous recognition of the success and merits legitimate, who, in a remarkable manner, has devoted his life to studying, teaching, the research or public service.

In the gallery of Doctor Honoris Causa, and contains the names of the poet Gonzalo Ro-jas (1998), National Book Award and the Cervantes Prize, Dr. Per-Ingvar Brane-mark (2002), father of the Osseointegrated implant, the psychiatrist Otto Kernberg (2003), director of the Institute of personality disorders New York Hospital and author of numerous texts of psychiatry Maximo Pacheco (2004), noted scholar, Minister of State, Senator and Chilean diplomat, and Dr. Alfred Sommer (2006), for their contribution to global health and welfare of the human person. They joined José María Aznar (2006), for his outstanding record of public service, his commitment to education, and work for the integration of Spain and Hispanic countries, the President of Colombia Alvaro Uribe (2006) and Chilean soprano Cristina Gallardo-Domas (2007).

In their classrooms and continue to leave have left an indelible mark, large academic and national awards as Miguel Arteche, 1996 National Book Award, Alberto Israel, National Advertising Award 1995, Humberto Maturana, National Natural Science Award 1994, Hugo Montes, Award 1995 National Education, Gonzalo Ro-jas, 1992 National Prize for Literature, Pablo Valenzuela, National Applied Science Award 2002 and Sergio Villalobos, National History Prize 1992.

The University Andres Bello, today is a modern university that embodies the best traditions of the West that has been built as of right to the elite of the big universities in Chile, by way of pursuing excellence, most of the areas of completeness knowledge, postgraduate teaching and research complex on a permanent basis, making legitimate everyday motto: Tradition.

External links[edit]


Hospital Naval Almirante Nef, Campus Clínico, Viña del Mar.


The university has 14 faculties and a Liberal Arts Program

AIEP Professional Institute[edit]

The AIEP Professional Institute within UNAB is an institute for technical and professional careers.

Sites and Campuses[edit]

  • Santiago
    • Campus República
    • Campus Casona de Las Condes
    • Campus Bellavista
    • Campus Los Leones
    • Campus Antonio Varas
    • Campus Creativo Recoleta
  • Viña del Mar
    • Campus Los Castaños
    • Campus Miraflores
    • Campus Reñaca
    • Centro Deportivo
  • Concepción
  • Research Facilities


  1. ^ Topuniversities (2012). "QS World University Rankings". Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ Webometrics. "Chile | Ranking web of universities". Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
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