Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception
The Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception is a university in Chile. It is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities, the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción was founded on July 10,1991, by ordinance of the Bishop of the Archdiocese of the Santísima Concepción, Monsignor Antonio Moreno Casamitjana. The regional branch campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Talcahuano, created in 1970, the University is a private entity, receiving some state support. Legally autonomous, it is a member of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities and this is a network of so-called traditional universities, in other words, those working within the main scientific and intellectual frameworks of our country. Furthermore, the University is a member of the Chilean Chapter of Catholic Universities, at present, the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción consists of seven faculties an Institute of Theology, and a Technological Institute. They provide undergraduate and graduate courses, which are complemented by considerable research.
The regional branch campus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Talcahuano, created in 1970, the University is a private entity, receiving some state support. Legally autonomous, it is a member of the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities and this is a network of so-called traditional universities, in other words, those working within the main scientific and intellectual frameworks of our country. Furthermore, the University is a member of the Chilean Chapter of Catholic Universities, at present, the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción consists of seven faculties an Institute of Theology, and a Technological Institute. They provide undergraduate and graduate courses, which are complemented by considerable research. Although the University is active in the cities of Chillán, Los Angeles, and Cañete, both its main campus and its main offices are located in the city of Concepción
Curtin University is an Australian public research university based in Bentley, Western Australia. Curtin was conferred university status after legislation was passed by the Parliament of Western Australia in 1986, since then, the university has been expanding its presence and has campuses in Singapore and Sarawak. It has ties with 90 exchange universities in 20 countries, the University comprises five main faculties with over 95 specialists centres. The University formerly had a Sydney campus between 2005 &2016, on 17 September 2015, Curtin University Council made a decision to close its Sydney campus by early 2017. It is the only Western Australian university to produce a PhD recipient of the AINSE gold medal, Curtin has become active in research and partnerships overseas, particularly in mainland China. Western Australia has become an important exporter of minerals, the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited the Woodside-funded hydrocarbon research facility during his visit to Australia in 2005.
Curtin University was founded in 1966 as the Western Australian Institute of Technology and its nucleus comprised the tertiary programs of the Perth Technical College, which opened in 1900. Curtin Universitys current site in Bentley was selected in 1962, the first students enrolled the following year. In 1969, three institutions were merged with WAIT, the Western Australian School of Mines, the Muresk Agricultural College. Between 1966 and 1976 WAIT experienced an expansion from 2,000 to 10,000 students, in December 1986 the Western Australian Institute of Technology was made a university, under provisions of the WA Institute of Technology Amendment Act 1986. Curtin University took its name from the former Prime Minister of Australia, Curtin accepted its first students as a university 1987. In 2005, Curtin and Murdoch University were engaged in a feasibility study into the possibility of a merger, however, on 7 November 2005, both institutions issued a press release that such a merger would not be undertaken.
In 2009, Curtin became the first university in the Australian Technology Network to be listed on the Academic Ranking of World Universities of research universities, in 2010, Curtin dropped the of Technology suffix, from operating as Curtin University. The legal name remains Curtin University of Technology until the Act under which it operates is amended by the Western Australian government, Curtin has three smaller off-site campuses within the Perth metropolitan area. The universitys Health Research Campus is located in Shenton Park and accommodates the National Drug Research Institute, the ARRC is located in the Technology Park Belmont, adjacent to the main Bentley campus. Some University staff and students on practicum work in locations such as the Oral Health Centre of WA in Nedlands and at Royal Perth Hospital. Curtin has campuses outside Perth, the largest being the Western Australian School of Mines at Kalgoorlie, nursing is the only course offered in Geraldton. The Muresk Institute at Northam left Curtin in 2012, the campus in Miri, Malaysia, is a significant development for the university and is Curtins largest international campus
University of Magallanes
University of Magallanes is a university in the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas. It is a state university and It is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities. The University of Magallanes was established in 1981 during the reforms of the Chiles military regime as the successor of Universidad Técnica del Estados Punta Arenas section. Universidad Técnica del Estado had established the Punta Arenas section in 1961, the University of Magallanes have campuses in Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales as well as a university centre in Puerto Williams. University of Magallanes publishes the humanities and social sciences journal Magallania twice a year, the university has full accreditation in all areas and ranks among upper-middle range of universities within the country. In December,2015 the University of Magallanes was notified by the National Accreditation Commission of the evaluation in all obligatory areas. The University is accredited by four years until December 2019, currently there are 5 faculties 2 Autonomous Schools and 1 Interdisciplinary Institute who perform academic tasks undergraduate, graduate and extension.
The university registers its origin in 1961, giving its first courses in Mechanics, through the following 50 years, developed through various stages and denominations. In its origin was created as a campus of the Technical State University, three years in 1964 was denominated University College of Punta Arenas. In March 1981 became the Magellan Professional Institute and finally on October 3 of the same year acquired its actual formalization as University of Magallanes, the School of Medicine was established in January 2014 being Dr. Marcelo Navarrete Signorile its founding director. This was an independent project and coordinated by universities in different countries. Since 2008 to date, the university started a process of redesign to focus on competences, skills development. During the redesign process the university ascribed to the Credit Transfer, as to 2015 80% of the courses are redesigned and denominated in Credits. Universidad de Magallanes — official homepage Consorcio de Universidades Estatales
University of Atacama
University of Atacama or UDA is a university in Chile. It is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities, UDA is in Copiapó, in the Third Region, Atacama. 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. The University of Atacama campus houses several historical monuments, including the first steam engine to traverse Chile, between Copiapó and the port city of Caldera, in 1851
Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. It borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres of Antarctica, the arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes, the southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands. Spain conquered and colonized Chile in the century, replacing Inca rule in northern and central Chile. After declaring its independence from Spain in 1818, Chile emerged in the 1830s as a relatively stable authoritarian republic, in the 1960s and 1970s the country experienced severe left-right political polarization and turmoil.
The regime, headed by Augusto Pinochet, ended in 1990 after it lost a referendum in 1988 and was succeeded by a coalition which ruled through four presidencies until 2010. Chile is today one of South Americas most stable and prosperous nations and it leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, income per capita, state of peace, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption. It ranks high regionally in sustainability of the state, Chile is a founding member of the United Nations, the Union of South American Nations and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. There are various theories about the origin of the word Chile, another theory points to the similarity of the valley of the Aconcagua with that of the Casma Valley in Peru, where there was a town and valley named Chili. Another origin attributed to chilli is the onomatopoeic cheele-cheele—the Mapuche imitation of the warble of a locally known as trile. The Spanish conquistadors heard about this name from the Incas, Almagro is credited with the universalization of the name Chile, after naming the Mapocho valley as such.
The older spelling Chili was in use in English until at least 1900 before switching over to Chile, stone tool evidence indicates humans sporadically frequented the Monte Verde valley area as long as 18,500 years ago. About 10,000 years ago, migrating Native Americans settled in fertile valleys, settlement sites from very early human habitation include Monte Verde, Cueva del Milodon and the Pali Aike Craters lava tube. They fought against the Sapa Inca Tupac Yupanqui and his army, the result of the bloody three-day confrontation known as the Battle of the Maule was that the Inca conquest of the territories of Chile ended at the Maule river. The next Europeans to reach Chile were Diego de Almagro and his band of Spanish conquistadors, the Spanish encountered various cultures that supported themselves principally through slash-and-burn agriculture and hunting. The conquest of Chile began in earnest in 1540 and was carried out by Pedro de Valdivia, one of Francisco Pizarros lieutenants, who founded the city of Santiago on 12 February 1541.
Although the Spanish did not find the gold and silver they sought, they recognized the agricultural potential of Chiles central valley
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
It is one of Chiles oldest universities and one of the most recognized educational institutions in Latin America. According to the QS Ranking, its Faculty of Law ranks 38th in the world, UC has four campuses in Santiago and one campus in Villarrica. The campuses in Santiago are, Casa Central San Joaquín Oriente Lo Contador These four campuses have a total of 223,326.06 m2 constructed in a 614,569.92 m2 area. The Villarrica campus has 1,664 m2 constructed in a 2,362.5 m2 area and its first chancellor was Monsignor Joaquín Larraín Gandarillas, and at the very beginning, the university only taught two subjects and mathematics. Since it is a Pontifical University, it has always had a strong, on February 11,1930, Pope Pius XI declared it a pontifical university, and in 1931 it was granted full academic autonomy by the Chilean government. UC is a private, multi-campus university and it is one of the eleven Chilean Catholic universities, and one of the twenty-five institutions within the Rectors Council, the Chilean state-sponsored university system.
UCs 18 faculties are distributed through four campuses in Santiago and one campus located in southern Chile. The technical training centers affiliated with the University are, DUOC, the Rural Life Foundations, the Baviera Foundation, the Catechetical Home and these centers carry out technical-academic extension activities in rural and agricultural areas. Other UC activities are a Sports Club, a television network. UC s Graduates of the School of Architecture have made important contributions to the country with such work as the Central Building of UC, two of its most important alumni are the Jesuit Saint Alberto Hurtado and Eduardo Frei Montalva, a Chilean president. Both of them studied in the School of Laws, sebastián Piñera, previous Chilean president, graduated from the universitys School of Economics. The Department of Industry and System Engineering is engaging Stanford Technology Venture Program of Stanford University on a collaboration on innovation, in April 2013, PUC and the University of Notre Dame signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen scholarly engagement and expand their long-standing relationships.
In the same ranking, its Faculty of Law ranks 38th in the world, and its Faculty of Education ranks 33th worldwide
A rector is a term used in non-English-speaking countries for a university chancellor. In the sphere of academia, it is the highest academic official of universities and in certain other institutions of higher education. The term and office of a rector are called a rectorate, the title is used widely in universities in Europe. And is very common in Latin American countries and it is used in Brunei, Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia and the Middle East. In some universities, the title is phrased in an even loftier manner and this term is generally not used in English-speaking countries. In England and elsewhere in Great Britain, the head of a university is referred to as a chancellor. This pattern has been followed in the Commonwealth, the United States, in Scotland, many universities are headed by a chancellor, with the Lord Rector designated as an elected representative of students at the head of the university court. The head of a university in Germany is called a president, rector magnificus or rectrix magnifica, in Dutch universities, the rector magnificus is the most publicly prominent member of the board, responsible for the scientific agenda of the university.
In the Netherlands, the rector is, not the chair of the university board, the chair has, in practice, the most influence over the management of the University. In some countries, including Germany, the position of teacher in secondary schools is designated as rector. In the Netherlands, the rector and conrector are used commonly for high school directors. This is the case in some Maltese secondary schools, in the Scandinavian countries, the head of a university or a gymnasium is called a rektor. In Sweden and Norway, this term is used for the heads of primary schools. For example, in Portugal, the rector of the University of Coimbra, the heads of Czech universities are called the rektor. The rector acts in the name of the university and decides the universitys affairs unless prohibited by law, the rector is nominated by the University Academic Senate and appointed by the President of the Czech Republic. The nomination must be agreed by a majority of all senators. The vote to elect or repeal a rector is secret, the term of office is four years and a person may hold it for at most two consecutive terms.
The rector appoints vice-rectors, who act as deputies to the extent the Rector determines, Rectors salaries are determined directly by the Minister of Education
A public university is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities. Whether a national university is considered public varies from one country to another, in Egypt, Al-Azhar University opened in 975 AD as the second oldest university in the world. In Nigeria Public Universities can be established by both the Federal Government and by State Governments, students are enrolled after completing the 8-4-4 system of education and attaining a mark of C+ or above. They are eligible for a low interest loan from the Higher Education Loan Board and they are expected to pay back the loan after completing higher education. South Africa has 23 public tertiary institutions, either categorised as a traditional university or a comprehensive university. Almost entire national universities in Brunei are public universities and these are major universities in Brunei, University of Brunei Darussalam Brunei Technological University Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University There are 40 public universities in Bangladesh.
The University Grant Commission is the body for all the public universities in Bangladesh. The universities do not deal directly with the government, but with the University Grants Commission, recently many private universities are established under the Private University Act of 1992. In mainland China, nearly all universities and research institutions are public and currently, the public universities are usually run by the provincial governments, there are circumstances where the municipal governments administer the universities. Some public universities are national, which are administered by the central government. Private undergraduate colleges do exist, which are vocational colleges sponsored by private enterprises. The majority of universities are not entitled to award bachelors degrees. Public universities usually enjoy higher reputation domestically, eight institutions are funded by the University Grants Committee. The Academy for Performing Arts receives funding from the government, the Open University of Hong Kong is a public university, but it is largely self-financed.
The Shue Yan University is the private institution with the status of a university. There are public and private institutes in Indonesia. The government provide public universities, high schools and academies in each province, the private educational institution usually provided by religious organizations, public organizations, and some big companies. In India, most universities and nearly all research institutions are public, There are some private undergraduate colleges, mostly engineering schools, but a majority of these are affiliated to public universities