Founded in 1981, the University of Talca has always considered the challenges of a higher educative project rooted on solid foundations, having the highest academic, scientific and technological standards with an international vision, all of which are crucial to the formation of true leaders.
Consolidated as a prestigious university, the University of Talca continues to carry out its mission to promote critical thinking thus privileging the constant interaction with not only the social, cultural and business environment in which it is immersed but also with the rest of Chile and the world. Both our Universities campuses, Talca and Curico, offer students the use of modern libraries that are equipped with a vast range of books, internet access and specialized services which allow students to fulfill their academic needs in both scientific and cultural aspects. This being of the utmost importance for students who are inserted in a globalized world which is in permanent change and increasingly demands educational services of excellence.
Services Our services are structured in order to provide answers to four main concerns, all of which are vital to the formation of professionals who will take an active part in the new knowledge society.
Information resources: The University of Talca is constantly updating the quantity, quality and availability of its information resources to respond to the needs of students, their study programs and to be appropriate to the new curricular developments and updated technology.
Self- Learning: We support the development of student's competence in their accessing and usage of our information resources in order to develop better university levels of learning, thus forming students who are autonomous in their search of knowledge. Exploring and applying the latest technologies to the process of learning:
Exploration of the latest technologies in the learning process allows students to acquire knowledge in a much more efficient and pleasant way.
Cultural outlets: At the University of Talca you will find a constant updating of all our subject matters that include Philosophy, Literature, Theater, Politics, etc… You will also encounter cultural manifestations which are fully supported by the university in order to provide students with a well-rounded formation.
About Our Libraries: - Modern Libraries (Talca Campus 2133 mts.2; Curico Campus 1076 mts.2).
- Wireless Internet Access.
- Air Conditioning.
- Comfortable Work Areas.
- World Class Library Management System.
- Modern Computers on every campus designed to access international data bases and e-learning programs. Computer availability: one computer per nine students.
- State of the art services for storage of information.
- High performance scanners.
- Digital library platforms which are online with prestigious universities.
Collections: More than 100.000 volumes.
Access to important national and international networks for documents and other information.
Access to important national and international data bases.
Technological Center for self-learning (CTA) provides students with 1.1147 mts.2 of space which is equipped with computers that provide both educational contents and internet access where students can carry out individual or group study sessions.
This building contains 262 study areas, one hundred of which have computers, this allows 25% of our student body access if we take into consideration a rotation of 4/5 students per study area.