The education of learned, studious men with research skills will stimulate their enterprising desire to organize and build, keeping their spirit alive (...) It is this creative capacity that forms the basis of progress in our country.
Adolfo Ibáñez Boggiano
Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI) is a private, nonprofit institution legally incorporated in 1988. It was formed out of the Escuela de Negocios de Valparaíso (Valparaiso Business School) created in 1953 by the Adolfo Ibáñez Foundation, legacy of the businessman and public figure, Mr. Adolfo Ibáñez Boggiano.
Its primary mission is to provide an education based on personal responsibility and freedom, which enables its students to fully develop their intellectual and human potential.
To achieve this, UAI has made a commitment to provide a professional education with high academic standards, to contribute to expanding the limits of knowledge through advanced research and to transfer this knowledge to benefit society.
The UAI educational model is unique in Chile and complements the professional education of students with a liberal arts program. In 2016, a teacher support and mentoring agreement was signed with Columbia University, an institution that has been applying this program since 1919 alongside other prestigious universities around the world, such as Harvard and Stanford, to name a few.
UAI alumni are professionals with solid ethical discernment and reasoning skills. They stand out for their reflexive attitude in the face of reality and for their autonomy and innovative capacity, attributes that arise from a multidisciplinary vision of the world, of the respect and values this vision places on the contribution of others, and of their strong commitment to society.
Led by a renowned academic team, these academic and extension activities seek to share and promote lines of thinking of pivotal authors in the history of liberal thought.