University of Atacama
|Universidad de Atacama|
|Established||October 26, 1981 (35) (Escuela de Minas de Copiapó founded in 1857)|
|President||Celso Arias Mora|
Campus Paulino del Barrio
Campus Rómulo J. Peña
The university was created in 1981, as a fusion of the old Mines School of Copiapo, founded in 1857 and very prestigious in the minerals industries. This school was integrated in 1947 in early founded Universidad Técnica del Estado, being the new U.T.E. until 1981 the most important Chilean university in applied sciences and the Normal School of Copiapó, founded in 1905.
UDA has four faculties: Humanities and Education, Law, Engineering, and Natural Sciences, as well as five institutes: the Technological Institute, the Language Institute, the Center for Technical Education (CFT), the Institute for Scientific and Technological Research (IDITEC), and INSAMIN.
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