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Universidad San Sebastián (USS, St. Sebastian University) is a private autonomous Chilean university with its headquarters situated in Santiago de Chile. It is also located in Concepción (its previous headquarters), Valdivia, Osorno and Puerto Montt.
Universidad San Sebastián
|Motto||Creer, crear, emprender|
Motto in English
|Believe, create, undertake|
|President||Alejandro Pérez Rodríguez|
|Website||www.uss.cl (in Spanish)|
It was founded in 1989, and later in 2001, USS gets a formal state recognition as University. By 2011, it counted with 21.572 students.
In 2013 the school of medicine of this university was the second biggest in Chile by number of students.
The USS stands by seven values instilled in its students, these are:
- Búsqueda de la verdad "The search of truth"
- Vocación por el trabajo bien hecho "Vocation for well-done work"
- Honestidad "Honesty"
- Responsabilidad "Responsibility"
- Solidaridad "Solidarity"
- Alegría "Happiness"
- Superación "Improvement"
By 2009, Santiago counted with 32 careers, Concepción 39, Valdivia 16, Osorno 14 and Puerto Montt 17. Some of these are:
- Physical Education
- Differential Education
- Preschool Education
- History and Geography
- Language and Communication
- Education in Mathematics
- Speech Therapy
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Medical Technology
- Occupational Therapy
- Political Science and Public Management
- Social Work
- Veterinarian Medicine
- Bachelor of Health Sciences
- Chemistry and Pharmacy
In June 2013, it was announced that the Osorno campus would not be accepting new students in 2014, generating diverse reaction in the student body.
- "Historia | Quiénes Somos | Universidad San Sebastián". Archived from the original on 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
- Fundación por una carrera. "Escuela de Medicina USS es la segunda más grande del país". Archived from the original on April 2, 2015.
- "Misión y Visión | Quiénes Somos | Universidad San Sebastián". Archived from the original on 2013-09-01. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
- "USS informó que suspenderá la admisión de estudiantes para el 2014 en la sede de Osorno | soyosorno.cl". 3 June 2013.
- Official Website (in Spanish)