Central University of Chile

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Central University of Chile
Universidad Central de Chile
Flag Ucen
Motto Independencia, Pluralismo, Compromiso
Motto in English
Independence, Pluralism, Commitment
Type Private (non-profit)
Established 9 november 1982
President Ricardo Napadensky Bauzá
Rector Santiago González Larraín
Academic staff
1, 060
Students 12, 137
Undergraduates 11,539
Postgraduates 598
Location Chile Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Colors          Pantone Reflex Blue / Pantone Process Black
Website www.ucentral.cl

The Central University of Chile (UCEN) (Spanish: Universidad Central de Chile) is the first autonomous private university in Chile, founded in 1982 in Santiago de Chile. It's accredited in the areas of institutional management and undergraduate teaching by the National Accreditation Commission of Chile for a term of four years from December 2008 to December 2012.

The Central University of Chile is structured in nine faculties, in which are held 2 Ph.D. programs, 23 master's programs, 29 undergraduate programs, 6 top-level technical programs and various training programs and continuing education in the areas of Management, Architecture, Social Sciences, Law, Education, Health and Technology.

The Headquarters of Central University of Chile is located in the University District of Santiago, near the Toesca metro station, addition to four campuses, an extension center and a sports center in the heart of the capital, totaling more than 80,000 m² infraestructura. Also has two campus in the cities of Antofagasta and La Serena in the north of Chile.

In 2010 the Central University of Chile established the country's first community college, with support from LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York [1]


Name Period
Carlos Blin Arriagada 1983–1985
Húgo Gálvez Gajardo 1985–1995
Vicente Kovacevic Poklepovic 1995–2000
Gonzalo Hernández Uribe 2000
René Martínez Lemoine 2000–2001
Luis Lucero Alday 2002–2011
Dr. Ignacio Larraechea Loeser 2011
Dr. Luis Merino Montero 2011-2012
Rafael Rosell Aiquel 2012-2015
Santiago González Larraín 2015-


  • Faculty of Architecture
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Landscape architecture
  • Faculty of Communications
    • School of Journalism
    • School of Advertising
  • Faculty of Economics and Management
    • School of Economics and Management
    • School of Business Administration
    • School of Agribusiness
    • School of Accounting and Auditing
  • Faculty of Education
    • School of Pedagogy in Kindergarten
    • School of Pedagogy in Primary education
    • School of Pedagogy in Special education
    • School of Pedagogy in Physical education
    • School of Pedagogy in English language
    • School of Pedagogy in Science education
    • School of Pedagogy in Mathematics education
  • Faculty of Engineering
    • School of Construction engineering
    • School of Computer engineering
    • School of Civil engineering
    • School of Industrial engineering
  • Faculty of Healthcare science
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Occupational therapy
    • School of Medical laboratory scientist
  • Faculty of Law
    • School of Law
  • Faculty of Politics and Government
    • School of Public administration
    • School of Political science
  • Faculty of Social Science
    • School of Psychology
    • School of Sociology
    • School of Social work
  • Community College
    • School of Computer Network Administration and Security
    • School of Computer programming
    • School of Telecommunications
    • School of Organizational Management
    • School of Accounting
    • School of Construction

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Student Federation[edit]

The Central University of Chile Students Federation (Federación de Estudiantes de la Universidad Central de Chile [abbr. FEUCEN]) is an organization that represents all the students of the University with the academic authorities and the CONFECH (Confederation of Chilean Students). The current president of the FEUCEN is Marco Velarde a student from the School of Sociology.


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Coordinates: 33°27′11″S 70°39′37″W / 33.45306°S 70.66028°W / -33.45306; -70.66028