Founded in 1982, Diego Portales University is one of the first private institutions in Chile. It is amongst the country’s top universities in law, architecture, education, psychology and journalism.
Its degrees are structured across the Schools of Architecture, Art and Design, Medicine School, Health and Dentistry, Social Sciences and History, Communication and Literature, Law, Economics and Business, Education, Engineering, and Psychology schools.
Diego Portales’s main campus is located in Santiago’s historical centre. The Economics and Business School is further away, in the business area of the city called Ciudad Empresarial, in Greater Santiago. The university’s impressive architecture, inspired by Brutalism, was designed by a team of architects teaching at DPU’s Architecture, Art and Design School. The architecture is meant to foster and encourage social and cultural life in the university.
DPU has connections with prestigious institutions such as Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Columbia University, Leiden University, University of Sao Paolo and others.
As a capital city, Santiago has an array of cultural activities to offer including the International Theatre Festival Santiago a Mil, the jazz festivals Lollapalooza and the Maquinaria festival, as well as regular events at cultural centres, theatres, cinemas, concert halls and opera and ballet theatre halls. If you’re in the main campus of Diego Portales, you will be based in immediate vicinity to the national library as well as most museums, including the National History Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, the Colonial Museum and the Museum of Santiago.