University of La Frontera

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University of the Frontier
Universidad de La Frontera
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Motto Itinerarium mentis ad veritatem
Established 1981
Students 8.500
Location Temuco, Chile
Campus Andres Bello Campus, Medicine Campus
Affiliations CRUCH, CUE

University of the Frontier (Spanish: Universidad de La Frontera) or UFRO is a university in Temuco Chile. It is a derivative university and part of the Chilean Traditional Universities. UFRO boasts a student body with a variety of abilities and from a variety of backgrounds, many of them are Mapuche descent.


The university owns a property called Rucamanque, that is used for research, environmental education, and conservation. Rucamanque holds old-growth and second-growth forest.