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.
Los egresados y las egresadas de la UAI son profesionales con una sólida capacidad de razonamiento y discernimiento ético. Se destacan por tener una actitud reflexiva frente a la realidad, como también por su autonomía y capacidad de innovación, atributos que surgen de una concepción multidisciplinaria del mundo, del respeto y valoración que confiere al aporte de los demás y de su fuerte compromiso con la sociedad.
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.