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Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Alberto Hurtado University
Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Motto The Jesuit University of Chile
Established October 23, 1997
Type Jesuit
Rector Fernando Montes Matte S.J
Admin. staff 500
Students 4300
Location Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile, Chile

Alberto Hurtado University (Spanish: Universidad Alberto Hurtado) is a Jesuit university located in downtown Santiago. 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.


The school is located in downtown Santiago, one subway stop west from the Presidential Palace. As the school has grown since its inception it has bought several of the larger homes in the area to create class space and faculty offices. One of the buildings the university bought was the former headquarters of the soccer team Club Deportivo y Social Colo Colo.


The University is split into six schools. Consisting of the School of Psychology, the School of Education, the School Philosophy and Humanities, the School of Law, the School of Economics and Business, and the School of the Social Sciences.

The school of Economics and Business is closely connected with its Jesuit peer institution Georgetown University. It is possible to earn a Georgetown Masters of Arts degree in Economics by taking all of the classes in Chile.

Social Justice

The school takes a social justice mandate very seriously. In fall of 2007 the school proposed an increase in tuition. Students, many of which were first generation college students, objected to the increase. The students went on strike to protest the tuition increase. The University was understanding of the students' complaints and allowed the strike to proceed on campus. Ultimately the issue was settled to mutual satisfaction of both sides.

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

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