San Sebastián University

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St. Sebastian University
Universidad San Sebastián
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Motto Creer, crear, emprender
Motto in English
Believe, create, undertake
Type Private
Established 1989
President Alejandro Pérez Rodríguez
Location Santiago, Concepción, Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt, Chile
Website (in Spanish)

Universidad San Sebastián (USS, St. Sebastian University) is a private autonomous Chilean university with its headquarters situated in Santiago de Chile. It is also located in Concepción (its previous headquarters), Valdivia, Osorno and Puerto Montt.

It was founded on 1989, and later on 2001, USS gets a formal state recognition as University.[1] By 2011, it counted with 21.572 students.

In 2013 the school of medicine of this university was the second biggest in Chile by number of students.[2]


The USS stands by seven values instilled in its students, these are:[3]

  • Búsqueda de la verdad "The search of truth"
  • Vocación por el trabajo bien hecho "Vocation for well-done work"
  • Honestidad "Honesty"
  • Responsabilidad "Responsibility"
  • Solidaridad "Solidarity"
  • Alegría "Happiness"
  • Superación "Improvement"


By 2009, Santiago counted with 32 careers, Concepción 39, Valdivia 16, Osorno 14 and Puerto Montt 17.[4] Some of these are:

Sede Osorno[edit]

On June 2013, it was announced that the Osorno campus would not be accepting new students on 2014, generating diverse reaction in the student body.[5]


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