Building the UC of tomorrow for a better country
In the context of the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Catholic University in Chile, the University has launched a fundraising campaign to create an endowment fund, which will allow the University to expand and deepen its work with greater autonomy and a longer-term vision.
The latest QS World University Rankings places the UC as 137th among the world’s universities, which confirms UC’s position as the leading university in Chile. The University needs an endowment if it is to continue building a quality institution, with international projection that contributes to the development of Chile and the region.
At Friend’s October Board meeting, Sava Thomas, the President of Friends, noted that she and the other board members applaud the launch of the new UC Endowment initiative: “Many universities from other countries in the same category as UC have endowments that allow them to have confidence in their future funding, without having to depend on the State or others for support. We think it is very important that a university of the size and quality of the UC have a project of this type that will help to ensure its future”.
As a first step, the University is seeking to raise US$ 30 million by 2018, and by 2028 to multiply this amount by ten. The endowment will be directed to three areas: (1) academic development, especially the hiring of new professors, (2) research and innovation on issues of national and global importance, especially in those academic areas where Government funding is insufficient or non-existent, and (3) financial aid to vulnerable students who have the talent, but lack the resources to pursue their dreams.
How can I make a contribution?
If you would like to make a donation to the Endowment Fund, you can make a deposit to Friends UC account earmarked “Endowment”.