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University of Chile

The University of Chile is a public university in Santiago, Chile. It was founded on November 19, 1842 and inaugurated on September 17, 1843, it is the most prestigious in the country. It was established as the continuation of the former colonial Royal University of San Felipe, has a rich history in academic and social outreach; the university seeks to solve national and regional issues and to contribute to the development of Chile. It is recognized as one of the best universities Latin America for its leadership and innovation in science, social sciences, arts through the functions of creation, extension and research, its five campuses comprise more than 3.1 square kilometres of research buildings, health care centers, theaters and sports infrastructure. The institution has more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students, offering more than 60 different bachelor and professional degrees, 38 doctoral programs and 116 master programs. Notable alumni include Nobel laureates Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral, twenty Chilean presidents.

The QS University Ranking ranks the University of Chile as the sixth in Latin America and 208 in the world. The school boasts an outstanding 100 points in both Employer Reputation categories; the world ranking of universities, elaborated by Shanghai JiaoTong University and the European Union based on research sciences indicators, places it among the 400 best universities in the world. SCImago Institutions Rankings makes a characterization of institutions based on research and visibility on the web, in 2017 report on investigation, which included more than 4,500 institutions of higher education and other centers in the world, the University of Chile ranked first in Chile, 10 in Latin America and 424 in the world. Another study which highlights the performance of this institution is the Ranking Web of Universities, which measures the presence and impact on the web of over 11,000 universities and qualifies this college as leader of the country, six in Latin America and 371 worldwide. In the 2016 version of the ranking made by AméricaEconomía, University of Chile was ranked first in Chile with the top rating in quality indicators of research, accreditation and inclusion.

In December 21, 2011 the University of Chile was notified by the National Accreditation Commission of the positive evaluation in all obligatory areas and electives. Thus the University is accredited by seven years, the maximum awarded by the agency, for the period between 2011 and 2018; the University of Chile, the Catholic University and the University of Concepción are the only institutions in this country that have the highest accreditation. In 1841 the minister of public education, Manuel Montt, conceived the idea of funding a corporation for the "advancement and development of sciences and humanities". Andrés Bello a Venezuelan poet and humanist, formulated the project which with small modifications became a law on November 19, 1842, creating the Universidad de Chile; the foundation answered the need to modernize the country which a little more than two decades before had become independent from Spain. It replaced the Real Universidad de San Felipe, established in 1738; the University was formally opened on September 17, 1843.

During this period, the university consisted of five faculties: Humanities & Philosophy, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Law & Political Sciences and Theology. During its first years the University gave considerable support to education, institutional organization, the building of the road network to join together the territory, the energy and production infrastructure. By 1931, the number of colleges had increased to six: Philosophy & Education Sciences, Legal & Social Sciences, Biology & Medical Sciences, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Agronomy & Veterinary, Fine Arts; the institution has contributed to the formation of the intellectual elites and leaders of the country. Most of the Chilean presidents have studied in its lecture halls, as well as people with prominent roles in politics and culture. During Augusto Pinochet's military regime from 1973 to 1989, the University experienced many profound changes. On October 2, 1973, Decree number 50 of 1973 stated that the University's presidents would be designated by the military regime.

The second major change came on January 3, 1981, when another decree restructured the University. All of its provincial campuses were separated, cojoined with provincial campuses of the Universidad Técnica del Estado and designated as separate universities, such as the Universidad de Talca, Universidad de Valparaiso, the Instituto Pedagógico, the Universidad de Antofagasta, the Universidad de Tarapacá, Instituto Professional de Osorno, Instituto Professional de Chillán, Universidad de la Frontera, Universidad de la Serena; some faculties, such as the one located in avenida Portugal and which now belongs to the Universidad Mayor, were privatized and sold at bargain prices to Pinochet cronies. These changes were orchestrated by influential advisors to the dictatorship as a way to moderate the University's influence on the nation's politics, public policies and intellectual movements, considered leftist by Augusto Pinochet and other righ

Sasanoa River

The Sasanoa River is an 8.6-mile-long tidal channel in the Midcoast region of Maine, connecting the Kennebec River with the Sheepscot River. The Sasanoa River has two distinct sections; the western section begins at the Kennebec River opposite the city of Bath and runs east, forming the boundary between the towns of Arrowsic and Woolwich, passing through its narrowest channel at Upper Hell Gate. The western section ends at Hockomock Bay, a water body crossed by the Back River and containing numerous tidal inlets; the eastern section of the Sasanoa River begins 1 mile northeast of the river's western section and flows southeast through Lower Hell Gate and Goose Rock Passage to the Sheepscot River. This section of the river forms the boundary between Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, as well as between the towns of Westport and Georgetown. List of rivers of Maine U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sasanoa River Maine Streamflow Data from the USGS Maine Watershed Data From Environmental Protection Agency

List of twin towns and sister cities in Mexico

This is a list of sister cities in Mexico. Some of the sister cities located in the United States can be located using Sister Cities International. A searchable, interactive list for those is maintained by Sister Cities International; this is a subset of the worldwide list List of twin towns and sister cities. Modesto, United States Tacoma, United States Prescott, United States Upland, United States Wichita, Kansas, USA - November 25, 1975 Pueblo, United States Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Laredo, United States Redwood City, United States Longmont, United States El Paso, United States Tucson, United States, since 1980 Laredo, United States Redwood City, United States Norman, United States, since 2009 Arlington, United States Miami Beach, United States Riverside, United States Laredo, United States Laredo, United States Minneapolis, United States Denver, United States Ōtaki, Japan Redondo Beach, United States Riverside, United States San Jose, United States Lansing, United States Kansas City, United States Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Portland, United States Laredo, United States San Antonio, United States Reno, United States Laredo, United States McAllen, United States Avignon, France South Bend, United States Ashland, United States Phoenix, United States Irvine, United States McAllen, United States Boulder, United States Mexico is part of the Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities from October 12, 1982 establishing brotherly relations between the following cities: Sariwon, North Korea Canton, United States Asheville, North Carolina, United States Tyler, United States