Consolidated as a complex institution, with more than one hundred undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs, in addition to a high-level academic body dedicated to teaching, research, technical assistance and links with the environment, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso has stood out for being one of the institutions with the greatest tradition and prestige in the country, endorsed by its more than eight decades of experience since the opening of its doors in 1928.
The PUCV has been able to adapt to the times and requirements of the country and the world, training professionals of excellence and with the seal of a value training, developing soft skills that allow its graduates to perform successfully in different realities and contexts. As a Catholic university, at the service of Chile and with a deep vocation of public service, it presents a rich diversity, with students from different areas of Chile and a strong multicultural character as a result of dynamic international exchange. Its current Institutional Strategic Development Plan, extensive until 2016, establishes the strengthening of the institutional value seal as a transversal axis of undergraduate training; quality assurance and effectiveness of advanced study programs; consolidation of active research lines and development of new lines in various areas of knowledge, together with the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship; internationalization through international academic cooperation and student mobility; strengthening of the Institution's positioning, increasing ties with society, and ties with former students.
In terms of management, the institution seeks to ensure economic sustainability, the development of the academic body and the provision of high-quality services.