Established in 1988, Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) is known for its academic rigor and excellence in research. More than 47,000 students are enrolled at UNAB campuses in Santiago, Viña del Mar and Concepción. UNAB is accredited by the Chilean National Commission for Accreditation (Comisión Nacional de Acreditación), and it was the first nontraditional private university in Chile to receive accreditation in research. UNAB is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), a regional accrediting agency in the United States. UNAB is one of only three universities in Latin America to have earned MSCHE accreditation and has received several grants for its World Bank-sponsored Millennium research institute. UNAB is a not-for-profit institution.
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UNAB students obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture and design, business administration, communication, ecology and natural resources, education, engineering and information technology, health sciences, hospitality, human sciences, law and maritime studies. Of special note are UNAB’s accredited doctoral and health sciences programs, medical school and Millennium Research Centers.
In December 2015, IEDE officially became part of the School of Economics and Business Administration at Universidad Andrés Bello, strengthening the university’s graduate business programs.
Universidad Andrés Bello has received many awards and distinctions, including:
The Institute for Scientific Information ranked UNAB as the top private university in Chile based on the number of scientific publications by faculty.
Qué Pasa magazine ranked UNAB among Chile’s top ten universities in the investigation area. UNAB was recognized as Chile’s top private university and the fifth best overall (public or private), according to studies conducted by the Ipsos MORI market research firm and published in Barómetro de la Educación Superior.
Ranked 14 in best University in Chile in 2015, ranked 4th among the private universities according to America Economía magazine.