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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: www.uchile.cl/english

Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
January 20, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
January 22, 2021 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



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Number of Credits6 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Philosophy and Humanities and Institute of International Studies
Course TeacherMiguel Ángel López

Andrés Dockendorf
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMar 17, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 23, 2021
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Discussion
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeN/ATue 1800-1900
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description This 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.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits5 ECTS
Offering DepartmentInstitute of Public Affairs
Course Teacher Roberto Funk
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMar 16, 2021
Last Day of ClassJun 29, 2021
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 0900-10:00 (TBC)
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description This course is presented as a professional development workshop, whose general objective is to work with the students the theoretical and practical skills necessary to analyze the situation policy through written documents and oral presentations. With that object ahead, the course proposes the review of key elements for a correct political analysis of the contingent and prospective: conceptual clarity, analytical rigor and formal structure, deepening interest in the national and international political situation. The participants of the course will be confronted, in an essentially practical way, with the systematic analysis of political events, with the purpose of acquiring analytical skills that allow defining and interpret these events.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits3 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Architecture and Urbanism
Course Teacher Beatriz Maturana Cossio
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2021 (exact day TBA)
Last Day of ClassJuly (exact day TBA)
Course ComponentLecture

- Students will keep a journal
- A group presentation on a nominated topic
- Participation in debates about concepts and practices
- A practical intervention in public space
Weekly presentations by students on the readingsDebates
Mode of TeachingSynchronousSynchronousSynchronous
Meeting TimeOnce per week (exact time TBC)Once per week (exact time TBC)Once every two week (exact time TBC)
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description In the 21st Century, public space remains a highly contested aspect of the contemporary city. In addition to the designs of architects and the concepts of urbanism, the interventions in public space by performing and visual artists have played a critical role in manifesting societal questions, contradictions and challenges facing cities in Chile and in an increasingly urbanised planet. This program examines the main movements and theories materialised through creative urban interventions in Santiago and overseas.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of the Arts, Department of Art Theory
Course Teacher Johanna Theile
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2021 (exact day TBA)
Last Day of ClassJuly 2021 (exact day TBA)
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeWed 1530-1600
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description The course will give information about Chilean Heritage starting with the wonderful world of Pre-Columbian art in South America and our colonial time. We will see the most important interpretation in art, literature, music, cinema, and theater in Chile and us well the problems of heritage today.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits4 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Law
Course Teacher Ana María Moure Pino
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2021 (exact day TBA)
Last Day of ClassJuly 2021 (exact day TBA)
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Recommended Bibliography

There will be a recommended list of bibliography that the student is espected to read.
Mode of TeachingSynchronousAsynchronous
Meeting TimeTue & Thu 1110-1220N/A
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description This course adopts a multidisciplinary approach to study European and Latin-American regional integration from the beginnings, to the current situation and future challenges. This with a predominantly legal and institutional emphasis but including also political, historical and economical perspectives as to comprehensibly understand this matter. In the other hand, this course proposes to study these processes of regional integration through a comparative approach, with regards to the objectives of its creation, institutions and common policies.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Course Teacher Martin Adams
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 2021 (exact day TBA)
Last Day of ClassJuly 2021 (exact day TBA)
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description At the end of the course, the student will understand:
1) The functionality of distance measurement sensors in robotics.
2) The ability to derive sensor models and understand the uncertainty of sensors.
3) Kinematic and dynamic system models.
4) The application of linear estimation and data fusion for robotics and tracking.
5) The application of probabilistic association of data in robotics.
6) Methods that implement Bayes' theorem in sensor fusion.
7) Use and application of Kalman unscented filters and particle filters in robotics.
8) Grid-based and benchmark-based robotic mapping.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Business and Economics (FEN)
Course Teacher Erich Spencer
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassJuly 10, 2021
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description The main purpose of this course is to provide a general 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, economic, 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.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Business and Economics (FEN)
Course Teacher Veronica Uribe
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassJuly 10, 2021
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description The fundamental goal of this course is to provide an intellectual and experiential forum to examine cultural and intercultural aspects of the Chilean and Latin American business sector and marketplace. This program will take place in the form of active classes combining: 1) topics introduced by the professor and discussed by those attending, based on the readings previously indicated, 2) student presentations on assigned topics and discussed by those attending, and 3) guest speakers that will hare their first hand experiences in the region in an open discussion with students attending. The practical experience will allow students acquire practical knowledge on those new concepts.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits6 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Business and Economics (FEN)
Course Teacher Eduardo Wexman
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassMarch 8, 2021
Last Day of ClassJuly 10, 2021
Course ComponentLecture

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeN/A
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description This course Introduces students to multinational environments and give them tools to face and manage themselves in companies with global operations and presence in Latam markets. Lecturers who are working or have worked as CEO for multinationals in Chile or other Latam countries, will help us illustrate the students with some Case Studies with examples of best practices used by multinationals. Starting with an overview of Strategic Planning and International Business Management, this course will give guidelines, starting from the embryonic phase where the multinational is studying the country to invest, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, deciding on structure, staffing and marketing and commercial strategies and plans.
Course OutlineEnglish
Number of Credits4 ECTS
Offering DepartmentSchool of Law
Course Teacher Marianne González Le Saux
Language of Instruction English
First Day of Class8 Mar 2021 (TBC)
Last Day of Class18 Jun 2021 (TBC)
Course ComponentLecture / Discussion

Course recordings are available for VSE students.
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeMon 1550-1650 & Wed 1230-1330 (flexible, can be adjusted)
Time ZoneUTC-3
Restrictions-
Course Description This course introduces students to the main processes that have shaped Latin American states and legal systems from the colonial period to the 1990s. It will provide a general survey of the main developments of the history of Latin America, in relation to the process of state building and the formation of Latin American legal culture. The course adopts a social and cultural approach to the study of legal history. This means that legal institutions will be understood in their relationship to social structures and cultural constructs. Particular emphasis will be given to the agency of subaltern groups (such as indigenous people, slaves, women, peasants and workers) in their interaction with the state and the legal system. The course adopts a broad regional perspective, with specific cases studies according to the topics from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Course OutlineEnglish



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