Chile-University of California Partnership

Overview of the University of California and the Chile-UC Partnership

The University of California is the premier public university system in the world, and a leader in both graduate education and research. UC has ten unique campuses, located in Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara. UC is a powerful engine for economic growth and serves as a vital resource for improving the health of all Californians.

UC is also known for its world-renowned faculty, among whom 50 have received Nobel Prizes and 56 have received National Medals of Science—more than any other university in the nation. UC has the finest libraries and laboratories in academia. The California Digital Library makes UC accessible from anywhere in the world. UC is the research arm of the State of California. It has developed more patents than any other university for 12 years in a row.

An Introduction to graduate education at the University of California is available in Continue the Journey. The ten vibrant and robust campuses offer over 600 graduate programs and contribute daily to the culture, economy, health and well-being of the state, the nation, and the world.

The Republic of Chile and the State of California have had a longstanding relationship of cooperation and collaboration since the launch of the Chile-California Program in 1963, which sought to promote technical cooperation between Chile and California in areas such as agriculture, education, water resource management, and highway transportation. In June 2008, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visited California and signed several Memoranda of Understanding between UC and the Chilean government, institutes of higher education, and industry. These MOUs established the Chile – California Partnership for the 21st Century. The Chile-California Program on Human Capital Development was established in November 2008 through an agreement between the University of California and the Chilean government which recognizes the common interest of developing highly qualified human capital in both countries through collaborative initiatives. One goal of this program is to increase Chilean students’ access to advanced degree studies in California. Through this program, UC will provide masters and doctoral degree studies to Chile’s best and brightest students who have been awarded scholarships by the Chilean Bicentennial Fund for Human Capital Development.

Additional news and articles on the UC-Chile collaboration can be viewed on the following web pages:

To better serve and strengthen relationships with the Spanish-speaking community, the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has created and compiled information, publications, communications, community events and online resources in Spanish. Some of these resources include:

Directory of Spanish-speaking and/or Latino Issues Experts
To facilitate the work of journalists in Spanish-language media, UC has compiled a directory containing the names of more than 200 professors systemwide who speak Spanish and/or specialize in Latino-related issues. In addition to the printed version, a searchable, online version of the directory can be found at:
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/spanishexperts/.
Great Futures Start Here – Un futuro brillante comienza aquí
UC published the second edition of this 36-page bilingual booklet in Spanish, which outlines UC’s admission requirements, financial aid and student housing options: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/collegeprep/futuro.pdf.
La Opinión
In partnership with La Opinión, the Spanish-language newspaper with the largest circulation in the country, UCOP has for the last two years published “Camino a la Universidad” or “On the path to college,” a bi-monthly column covering important topics such as the deadlines for submitting applications for admission and financial aid.
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
UCOP has closely collaborated with the NAHJ to strengthen the university’s ties to and relationships with Hispanic media. In partnership with the journalists’ organization, UCOP has organized five professional development workshops in Fresno, Davis, Los Angeles and Berkeley.
News Releases, stories and resources
All major UC Spanish-language publications are featured on a UC website which will soon be redesigned to make it more user-friendly. More information is available at: UC en Español.