Alberto Hurtado University

Alberto Hurtado University (Spanish: Universidad Alberto Hurtado – UAH) is a Jesuit university located in Santiago, Chile. Established in 1997, the university was created from the merger of three separate institutes: Instituto Latinoamericano de Doctrina y Estudios Sociales (ILADES), the Centro de Investigación, Desarrollo de la Educación (CIDE), and the Fundación Educacional Roberto Bellarmino. The university is named after a famous Chilean Jesuit Saint, Father Alberto Hurtado. UAH is a member of the AUSJAL and of FLACSI.

Alberto Hurtado University
Universidad Alberto Hurtado
MottoThe Jesuit University of Chile
EstablishedOctober 23, 1997; 25 years ago (October 23, 1997)
PresidentCristián del Campo Simonetti[1]
RectorEduardo Silva Arévalo
Academic staff
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WebsiteAlberto Hurtado University


The University is composed of six schools: Psychology, Education, Philosophy and Humanities, Law, Economics and Business, and Social Sciences.[3]

The School of Education has its own research Center for Investigation and Development in Education (CIDE).[4] In 2017 the Department of Political Science and International Relations of UAH entered into an agreement with the National Academy of Political and Strategic Studies to join together their critical reflection on Chile's relations with South America.[5]

Social justiceEdit

UAH has an Interdisciplinary Program on Migration Studies (PRIEM) which links various departments and centers within the university in research, teaching and extension work related to the issue of migrants.[6]

UAH from its interest in assisting the most vulnerable communities extended its educational outreach to the officials of the Municipality of Maipú, for its continuous education and postgraduate programs of the Department of Political Science.[7]

Center for Reflection and Social ActionEdit

The Center for Reflection and Social Action (CREAS) was founded in 1997 at Alberto Hurtado University to foster reflection and social action throughout the university, in pursuit of the Jesuit ideal of educating men and women for others.[8]

CREAS facilitates relations of faculty, students, and administrators with social organizations, and organizes seminars, conferences, and workshops to impact society and public policy. It networks with the Association of Jesuit Universities in Latin America (AUSJAL) in defining the social responsibility of universities and facilitates programs for the University's pastoral department.[9]

CREAS facilitated the founding of the Social Observatory for the monitoring of public policies on social security.[10] It is a member of the Ibero-American Observatory on Human Mobility, migration, and Development.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Autoridades | Universidad | Universidad Alberto Hurtado". Universidad Alberto Hurtado (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  2. ^ "Universidad Alberto Hurtado". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  3. ^ "Facultades y Carreras | Admisión UAH | Universidad Alberto Hurtado". Universidad Alberto Hurtado (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  4. ^ "CIDE - Quiénes Somos". Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  5. ^ "Reunión de coordinación entre la ANEPE y la Universidad Alberto Hurtado – ANEPE – Academia Nacional de Estudios Políticos y Estratégicos – Ministerio de Defensa Nacional". (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  6. ^ "PRIEM | Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios MigratoriosPRIEM | Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios Migratorios". (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  7. ^ "Municipalidad de Maipú – Maipú firma importante convenio con Universidad Alberto Hurtado". (in European Spanish). Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2017-03-10.
  8. ^ "Men for Others". Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  9. ^ "CUI | Centro Universitario Ignaciano | U.A.Hurtado | 2016". Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  10. ^ Multimedia, Puntos. "Universidad Alberto Hurtado crea Observatorio de Seguridad Social". Archived from the original on 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-02-14.
  11. ^ Delgado, Gemma Simon. "Instituciones y entidades miembros". Universidad Pontificia Comillas (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2017-02-14.

Coordinates: 33°26′41.34″S 70°39′43.36″W / 33.4448167°S 70.6620444°W / -33.4448167; -70.6620444