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University of La Serena

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Type  Public
Website  www.userena.cl
Number of students  8,000
Established  1981
Phone  +56 51 220 4000
Founded  1981
University of La Serena
Motto in English  Your State University in the Coquimbo Region
Location  La Serena, Coquimbo, Ovalle, Chile
Address  Benavente 980, La Serena, Región de Coquimbo, Chile
Motto  Tu Universidad Estatal en la Región Coquimbo (Spanish Language, Your State University in the Coquimbo Region)
Similar  Catholic University of the North, University of Atacama, Playa Ancha University, University of Santiago, Pontifical Catholic University
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Universidad de la serena


The University of La Serena (Spanish: Universidad de La Serena (ULS)) is a university in Chile. It is part of the Chilean Traditional Universities. It is located 350 miles (460 kilometers) north of Santiago. The university has five campuses: three in La Serena, one in Coquimbo, and one in Ovalle. It was founded in 1981, and approximately 8,000 students are currently enrolled there.

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History

The university was formed in 1981 via the fusion of two regional campuses of the nationwide state universities Universidad de Chile and Universidad Técnica del Estado.

The University was founded as an extension of the mining education imparted in the region since the nineteenth century. Its objectives have been to create, promote and divulge the region's scientific, technological, cultural and artistical advancements.

The University consists of a Main Building and 6 campuses located in La Serena, Coquimbo and Ovalle. Ignacio Domeyko arrived from Poland in the 3rd of June 1838 to educate miners, having been hired by the Chilean Government as the Coquimbo Department's Institute of Chemistry and Mineralogy's professor.

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University of La Serena Wikipedia


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