Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí

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Autonomous University of Chiriqui
Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI)
Motto "Hombre y cultura para el porvenir" ("Man and culture for the future")
Type State entity (public)
Established 1995
Rector Dr. Héctor Requena Núñez
Location David, Chiriquí, Panamá
8°25′59″N 82°27′04″W / 8.433°N 82.451°W / 8.433; -82.451Coordinates: 8°25′59″N 82°27′04″W / 8.433°N 82.451°W / 8.433; -82.451
Website Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí

The Autonomous University of Chiriqui, in Spanish Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (UNACHI), is a Panamanian university. It was founded in 1995, and is the third state institution of high education, autonomous and the first in the western region of the country dedicated to the generation, reception, and transmission of knowledge.


The university consists of these faculties:

  • Business Administration and Accounting
  • Public Administration
  • Education Sciences
  • Natural and Exact Sciences
  • Social Communication
  • Law and Political Sciences
  • Economy
  • Nursing
  • Humanities
  • Medicine


The university also has regional campuses and college extensions in the Chiriquí Province, with the objective to offer the opportunity to access to the High Education to more people. Those campuses and extensions are:

  • Centro Universitario de Barú (CRUBA)
  • Extensión Universitaria de Oriente
  • Extensión Universitaria de Tierras Altas
  • Universidad Popular de Alanje (UNIPAL)
  • Extensión Universitaria de Boquete

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