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Strategic axis: Public Commitment

Discover how UC Chile contributes to the country and society through the news about its public commitment actions.


UC Chile President Ignacio Sánchez next to a white dome with the UC Chile logo and a scale model of a fog catcher.

Transforming Fog into Water in the World’s Driest Desert

The Atacama Desert Research Station, inaugurated as part of the Desierto Vivo (Living Desert) project funded by the Public Science program, is a pioneering…

UC Chile students riding bicycles on a street surrounded by trees.

QS Ranking Positions UC Chile in the Top Sustainable Universities in Latin America

UC Chile secured the fourth position among Latin American higher education institutions and is the number one in Chile. It ranked 159th globally, placing it in…

UC Chile President Ignacio Sánchez with Interior Minister Carolina Tohá looking at the exhibition, which has paintings alluding to the time. The room is dimly lit and there are more people walking around.

How to Design a Revolution? Unveiling Chilean Design and Industrial Aesthetics in the 70s

The exhibit at La Moneda Cultural Center was curated by professors Hugo Palmarola and Pedro Alonso from UC Chile and Eden Medina from MIT.

Portrait of Luis Cifuentes. In the background is a brick wall.

Luis Cifuentes Lands Spot on Forbes Chile's '30 Sustainable Minds' List

The UC Chile Engineering professor is one of the four Chileans on the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which shared the 2007…

Christian Berger smiling. The background is green and blurry.

UNESCO Enlists Christian Berger for Bullying Redefinition Project

The School of Psychology faculty member traveled to Paris to work on a review and update of the concept of bullying, a phenomenon that, according to UNESCO…

Authorities during the signing of the agreement at the Santiago Stock Exchange.

UC Chile Leads the Way in Supporting Startups to Reach the ScaleX Venture Exchange

UC Chile will boost small and medium-sized technology-based companies thanks to an agreement with the Santiago Stock Exchange and Corfo. As a sponsor, the…

(From left to right) Juan Larraín, Director of the Institute of Applied Ethics, Adela Cortina, Spanish philosopher, and the UC President Ignacio Sánchez.

Newly Inaugurated Institute of Applied Ethics Focuses on Developing Ethical Discernment

This new interdisciplinary academic unit was inaugurated with a lecture titled "The Mission of Applied Ethics in the 21st Century University" by renowned…

A blond girl with down syndrome is posing for the photo. Next to her is a white poodle dog.

UC Chile Collaborates in the Publication of New Resources on Down Syndrome in Spanish and Japanese

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the UC Chile Down Syndrome Center, and the Japan Down Syndrome Association have joined forces to translate and provide…

The Chilean writer and poet Vicente Huidobro is posing with a serious face. The photography is sepia.

Who was Vicente Huidobro? The Famous Chilean Poet Whose Archive has Arrived at the UC Chile.

The UC Chile has received the archive of Vicente Huidobro, which contains more than five thousand documents, including poems, writings, books, and drawings. An…

María José de la Fuente is smiling and standing in a boat, while is holding seaweed above his head.

Huiro Regenerativo: Growing Seaweed for Sustainable Development

The startup, created by UC Chile biologist María José de la Fuente and Colab UC Chile executive director Sebastián Gatica, is revolutionizing the way…

The delegation from UC Chile faculty and goverment officials are checking a filtration system in California.

What Chile Can Learn From California's Fight Against the Drought

During a recent visit to California, UC Chile and Chilean government authorities got a first-hand look at some measures that deal with droughts, including…

Hands playing a violin

Safeguarding Chile's Cultural Heritage: from Violeta Parra to Vicente Huidobro

Violeta Parra, Vicente Huidobro, Fernando Castillo Velasco, Ana González, René Combeau, and Jorge Brantmayer are some of the Chilean artists whose collections…