Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA), founded in 1988, is a pioneer in broadening access to higher education in Chile. With more than 25,000 students, UDLA is one of Chile’s leading higher education institutions for working adults. It operates campuses in Santiago, one in Concepción and one in Viña del Mar. UDLA is a not-for-profit institution.
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Universidad de Las Américas (UDLA) students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees in agricultural and environmental sciences, architecture, design and arts, economic and administrative sciences, education, engineering sciences, law, physical activity and health sciences, and social sciences and humanities.
The university offers working-adult courses, study-and-work programs and Internet-based math teaching labs. UDLA is a pioneer in extending a health sciences wellness approach to primary and secondary medical education.
UDLA's social responsibility efforts are centered in its Corporate Social Responsibility Department. These include social, legal, psychology, nutrition and veterinary clinics. The university offers free courses to members of the community on energy conservation techniques.