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Universidad de Chile
Santiago, Chile

Located in the capital Santiago, the 175-year old Universidad de Chile is the country’s oldest and main institution of higher education. In the areas of teaching and research the Universidad de Chile develops about 30% off all scientific and technological research at the national level. It is an autonomous, public and national university.

Since its founding in 1842, the Universidad de Chile’s faculty members and its alumni have been a key element in the development of new laws, new institutions and the frame of Chile’s social, political, economic, artistic and cultural system. The university, during this period, has had a strong influence in Latin American countries by way of training their human resources.

Among its first Presidents, was the Venezuelan humanist and jurist Professor Andrés Bello (1843-1865), and the Polish scientist & mineralogist Professor Ignacio Domeyko (1867-1883). Located in Santiago, with 19 Chilean Presidents being distinguished alumni. Two Chilean alumni were Nobel Prize winners in Literature – Gabriela Mistral (1945) and Pablo Neruda (1971). The University of Chile has an annual budget of approximately US$ 1.2 billion.

Website: https://www.uchile.cl/english

VSE Season 1, 2021-22: Courses offered by Universidad de Chile


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:


Jul 15 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8):

ENECO332/01 Urban Economics (APPLICATION CLOSED)
ENNEG310/01 International Business (APPLICATION CLOSED)
ENNEG324/01 International Management (APPLICATION CLOSED)


Jul 23 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8):

385250803-1 Latin American Politics and World Affairs
IN4601 Marketing I
UChileS101-TBA Agricultural Nanotechnology: An Introduction
UChileS102-TBA History of Art: Chilean Heritage




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

CEFR B1: Required
CEFR B2: Recommended

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at UChile.



Course Information

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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Business and Economics
Course TeacherPROF. MARIA RUIZ-TAGLE V
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 4, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed 1400-1520
Time ZoneUTC-4
RestrictionsThe main objective of this course is to understand the economic principles that underlie the inter and intra urban organization of economic activity, to understand the reasons for why cities exist and their growth and decline and to understand the economic rationale for and consequences of intervention in land and housing markets and urban areas.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Business and Economics
Course TeacherPROF. MANFRED BRAUCHLE
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 4, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed 1230-1350Fri 1100-1220
Time ZoneUTC-4
Course Description The main purpose of this course is to provide an analytical framework to be applied on a cross-country basis for doing business globally. This means that essential concepts and tools for the analysis of cultural, competitive, social, and political environments, and the creation and management of international business strategies, based on the objectives, opportunities and restrictions of the firm will be discussed.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Business and Economics
Course TeacherMADELEINE BAUSCH
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJul 26, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 4, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Wed 0930-1050
Time ZoneUTC-4
Course Description The overall purpose of the course is to provide students with means to cope with diversity and complex realities of multicultural collectives, associations, companies, institutions and societies, in which cultural identities can rarely be taken for granted. Having completed the course, students should be able to identify cross-cultural differences, detect value clusters and successfully conduct diagnostic research and managerial/consulting activities across cultural boundaries. They will be offered major theoretical insights into the new and dynamic body of knowledge, and a choice of methodological instruments employed in cross-cultural studies. They will learn how to approach cases, detect managerial implications of cross-cultural differences and conduct in-depth analysis of multiple dimensions and layers of cultural diversity. Finally, they will reflect on their own cultural assumptions and ways in which these assumptions impact their cross-cultural interactions.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Philosophy and Humanities and Institute of International Studies
Course TeacherProf. Miguel Ángel López, Prof. Andrés Dockendorf
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 2, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 15, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/AsynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC-4
RestrictionsN/A
Course DescriptionThis elective course presents a general overview of the main issues on Latin American political development and its current global engagement. The main question we hope to answer is: why have democracy and economic development been so difficult to accomplish in the region? We will focus mainly on Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students.
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Number of Credits5
Offering DepartmentSchool of Arts
Course TeacherJohanna Theile B.
Language of Instruction English
First Day of Class18 Aug 2021
Last Day of Class1 Dec 2021
Course ComponentLectureOther
Mode of TeachingSynchronousAsynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 2130~ (once per month)Pre-recorded Videos
Time ZoneUTC-4
Points to Note for StudentsOnline meetings once a month, prerecorded videos and assigment every week.
Course DescriptionThe most important objective is to give student information about Chilean Heritage starting with the wonderful world of the Pre-Columbian art, Incas and the arrival of the spanish people our colonial time. The lights of art during different parts of the chilean history., the biggest interpretation we had in art, literature, music, cinema, theater. Us heritage is tangible or intangible we have a lot to took

We will see the problems of heritage today in Chile what are similar to other parts of the world. The world is changing concepts are getting different and we see where is Chile in this new system in clime change, traffic of art, fake art and so one.
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Number of Credits6
Offering DepartmentSchool of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Course TeacherTBD
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 9, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 18, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/ AsynchronousSynchronous/ Asynchronous
Meeting TimeMon, Fri 1430-1600Wed 1430-1600
Time ZoneUTC-4
RestrictionsBackground in mathematics and statistics
Course DescriptionMarketing helps to generate value for customers, thus helping to ensure the strength of one of an organization's most valuable assets. In this context, IN 4601, Marketing I, provides some of the basic marketing structures and analysis techniques that companies use to generate value for their customers.

The main objective of this course is that the student can give guidelines on how the company can create and satisfy customer needs. To do this, in basic terms, the current situation of the company must be evaluated, which includes the analysis of the customer, the company and the competition (the 3 C's), to project the work of the organization. Consequently, it is necessary to design a plan that involves strategic and tactical decisions, considering diverse criteria and a series of stages of processes for decision making for the benefit of the company and the organization.

The methodology of the course is active-participatory. Students build their learning by analyzing situations and understanding that making marketing decisions (segmentation, targeting, positioning, product, price, promotion) requires a deep understanding of the company's situation (customers, company, and competition). In this context, the teacher is a mediator of learning by resolving and correcting doubts about these issues.
Points to Note for StudentsCourse recordings are available for VSE students. Only some sessions will requiere mandatory assistance, the rest will be based on recordings and homework.
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Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentSchool of Agricultural Sciences
Course TeacherDr. Joseph Govan
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassSep 1, 2021
Last Day of ClassNov 22, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 0900-1130
Time ZoneUTC-4
RestrictionsBackground in English, general chemistry and physics
Course DescriptionThe course will involve the study of chemistry, physics and applications of nanotechnology and nanoscience with regards to the use of these technologies in the agricultural and environmental sectors. The different classes of nanomaterials investigated in nanoscience, their properties and creation will be studied. Special emphasis will be provided for applications for these materials in the agricultural and food sectors.
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