The University of Chile (Spanish: Universidad de Chile) is a public university located in Santiago, Chile. It was founded in November 19, 1842 and inaugurated in September 17, 1843. It is the oldest and the most prestigious in the country. It was established as the continuation of the former colonial Royal University of San Felipe (1738)(Spanish: Real Universidad de San Felipe), and has a rich history in academic, scientific and social outreach. The university seeks to solve national and regional issues and to contribute to the development of Chile. It is recognized as one of the best universities Latin America for its leadership and innovation in science, technology, social sciences, and arts through the functions of creation, extension, teaching, and research.
Source: Wikipedia (consulted February 21st 2018).