The ranking is based on h-index, citations and number of DBLP documents gathered by August 9th 2021.
This ranking lists all top computer scientists affiliated with University of Chile. There is a total of 4 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the H-index values for top scientists in University of Chile is 223 with a mean value for the h-index of 55.75. The total sum for the DBPL publications for top scientists in University of Chile is 819 with a mean value for DBLP publications is 204.75.
Note that the research institution or university for a scientist is set based on the affiliation data featured on their Google Scholar profile.
Located in Santiago, Chile, the University of Chile is the most prestigious among universities in the country. Founded on November 19, 1842, it is also the oldest. Its heritage can be traced back to 1738 when it was created to replace the Royal University of San Felipe, a former colonial university. Since its inception, it has used its academic and scientific expertise to contribute to the challenges faced by the nation and the region.
The University of Chile has been consistently ranked by many organizations as one of the top universities in Latin America. It is known for its high-quality education, research, and its social atmosphere of inclusion. The university has also groomed and shaped country leaders. In fact, 20 Chilean presidents are University of Chile alumni.
Today, the University of Chile operates 14 faculties. These include the Faculties of Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Dentistry, and Philosophy and Humanities. Moreover, it hosts four research institutes, namely the (1) Institute of Public Affairs, (2) Institute of International Studies, (3) Institute of Communications and Image, and (4) Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology.
Students, faculty, and researchers in the university engage in basic and applied research projects. In fact, it is the premier Chilean institution in both technological and scientific research. The university is responsible for one-third of scientific publications in the country. Today, it is actively managing 90-plus projects funded by the likes of the National Fund for Science and Technology Development, among others. Moreover, applied research in health, engineering, education, and agriculture is financed by the Fund for Scientific Technological Development.
The University of Chile has also been entrusted by the government with creating community-benefitting activities. Among the wide variety of these community engagement efforts are assistance work, agricultural support, public policy consultancy, and artistic and cultural outreach. All of these are aimed not only to benefit the nation but also the entire region.
Furthermore, the university has also been left in charge of many nationwide services. These include Chile’s Symphonic Orchestra, investigations in Antarctica, the Center for Mathematical Modeling, and the Institute of Public Affairs, among others.
The university’s infrastructures span across 1.2 square miles. It offers facilities, including health care centers, observatories, sports buildings, research buildings, theaters, and museums. There are six museums and galleries at the university. These include the National Museum of Medicina and the Museum of Contemporary art.
Notable University of Chile alumni include two Nobel Prize for Literature winners: Gabriela Mistral and Pablo Neruda.