Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) is a private university that was founded in 1990 in the city Concepción, with the objective of contributing with a different and innovative view when training future professionals of excellence for the development of Chile.
Currently there are 13,500 undergraduate students, 2,500 postgraduates, and more than 12,000 graduates who are characterized by four qualities: entrepreneurship, leadership, ethics, and public responsibility. This is accompanied by the differentiating values – interdiscipline, globalization and innovation – that converge in an experiential learning that characterizes the formation of UDD's students.
Today, UDD is a highly complex institution, which has been confirmed by the accreditation of its research areas. Today it has 11 faculties, 19 research centers, 28 medical and dental specialties, with 24 masters, 87 graduates and 3 doctorate programs.
All of this has made it possible to carry out highly competitive scientific research, which has an impact on society, while remaining in a leading position within the higher education system in Chile.
Universidad del Desarrollo knows that successful professionals are those who are able to respond to the constant changes and challenges that occur in the real world. For this reason, UDD puts special emphasis on the internationalization of their students and professors.
Through academic cooperation agreements with more than 170 prestigious universities in 38 countries, UDD promotes and encourages the development of lectures, research, and exchange activities.
Together with its partner universities, UDD has developed an enticing list of undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs in order to integrate the concept of globalization into the education it provides.
VISION : To be one of the best universities in Chile and become a benchmark in Latin America, highlighting its permanent search for academic innovation, actively participating in Chilean, and Global society, through working together with national and international actors and addressing challenges with a global perspective, in order to train those who will lead the development of our country.
MISSION : To serve Chile through the training of professionals of excellence and the generation of research and extension relevant to the country and the region, fostering entrepreneurship, love of work well done, ethical action, and public responsibility.
EMPLOYMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Universidad del Desarrollo aims to train young people who are focused on the constant search for opportunities to create and innovate, considering at all times an ethical action, accepting challenges and facing uncertainty. Our future professionals should be able to devise new and different solutions to solve complex problems or situations in a changing context. They should be motivated by achievements and by people, being able to lead others and collaborate with them, valuing teamwork. Finally, they will have to be persistent and resistant to failure, addressing the challenges in a positive but realistic way.
Universidad del Desarrollo seeks to train its students in the constant search for Truth and Good, helping their students see the importance of a moral behavior consistent with the values of Christian humanism. Our students must learn to make decisions according to what is expected as an ethical professional, which will be circumscribed by the cardinal virtues of prudence, fortitude, temperance and justice, and respect for human dignity.
Universidad del Desarrollo leads their students to generate awareness about their role in society, and the professional and personal contributions they can make in public and private. In this context our graduates, through knowledge and reflection, should generate high valuation of solving problems in their social context by the public service and a personal commitment to the achievement of the common good.