University of Antofagasta

The University of Antofagasta (also referred to as UA) is a public research university located in Antofagasta, Chile. It is a derivative university part of the Chilean Traditional Universities.

University of Antofagasta
Universidad de Antofagasta
Campus Angamos, Universidad de Antofagasta, 2016.jpg
University of Antofagasta seal
MottoLuz y vida en el desierto
EstablishedMarch 20, 1981


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

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Coordinates: 23°40′09″S 70°24′20″W / 23.6691°S 70.4056°W / -23.6691; -70.4056