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The Universidad de Santiago de Chile (Usach) is one of the oldest public universities in Chile. The institution was born as Escuela de Artes y Oficios (Spanish School of Arts & Crafts) in 1849, and became Universidad Técnica del Estado (Spanish Technical University of the State) in 1947, with various campuses throughout the country. In 1981, it became what is now known as Universidad de Santiago de Chile, with all activities centered in a single campus in the capital Santiago. With over 18,000 undergraduates, Usach offers 55 undergraduate majors, 11 doctoral programs, and 38 master’s programs. It is guided by the values of excellence, pluralism, tolerance, respect for individuals, academic freedom, social responsibility, humanism, and cooperation. Usach’s website>>

University Social Responsibility at Usach

USACH RSUThe Universidad de Santiago de Chile is committed to University Social Responsibility (RSU), which is manifested across the university: Teaching, Research, Extension and Management. The university has numerous initiatives under the umbrella of RSU. These include and Environment and Sustainability Initiative, the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Initiative, and ECOUSACH, a student group that focuses on recycling. Learn more about RSU at Usach>>