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Duoc UC

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 2017

Duoc UC is a private, professional, nonprofit institute, founded in 1968 by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. It is one of the biggest and more important institutions of higher education in Chile, with more than 100,000 students, 9 schools and 70 programs. Its 19 campuses are located in the 5 more developed regions of the country.

Duoc UC is focused on the model of "learn by doing", aligning study programs with the industry needs and providing the students with the most modern facilities. Its educational programs facilitate the inductive methodology and emphasize the practical aspects of the learning process. Duoc UC academic project seeks excellence in quality, which implies the provision of social, labor and cultural education to all students.

For Duoc UC, the value of its graduates is measured by their productivity, and thus by their competences. For this reason the development of the curriculum is based on information provided by the industry, with whom Duoc UC maintains a close relationship. To ensure that the curriculum stays up to date with the labor market needs, the schools have business councils comprised of industry representatives.

In 2016, Duoc UC received the ICARE Award. ICARE is a private non-profit corporation that seeks to foster Chilean entrepreneurship. This award -one of the most remarkable of the country -was given to Duoc UC for its long and significant contribution to the development and progress of Chile, delivering technical and professional education of excellence to thousands of people, thus being an effective tool for social mobility.

In 2017 Duoc Uc was granted once again the accreditation for 7 out of 7 years by the comision Nacional de Acreditacion CNA (National Accreditation Agency), which certifies the quality of the educational project and its relevance among the rest of the Chilean institutions of higher education. Besides, Duoc Uc is the first TVET institution in Chile to be accredited 7 out of 7 years in the area of COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.


To form people in technical and professional fields with a solid ethical base inspired by the Christian Values, capable of acting with success in the world of work and engaged to the development of society.

Vision: To be recognised as a category itself in the field of higher professional technical education.


The objective of Duoc UC is to provide a quality technical and comprehensive education that responds to the industry needs in a globalized world as well as to contribute both to the development of the country and to extend access to higher education

Regular tasks

  • to form people in professional and technical fields through an educational model that complements both theoretical and hands-on learning activities
  • to keep an updated curricula as well as teaching methods in order to be aligned with the needs of the labor market through an intense work of partnership with the industry
  • to design strategies and actions for a strong community engagement.
  • To manage national and international professional practices and internships programs for students
  • To provide soft skills to the students that complements the disciplinary competences of the specific working positions.
  • To provide soft skills to the students that complements the disciplinary competences of the specific working positions
  • To strenghten the development of technical and professional Chilean education through an active participation in the national discussion about TVET
  • To provide Continuing Education to all of those who need to be updated in their working positions. Duoc UC has recently opened a specific campus for just offering life-long learning courses
  • To foster Applied Research and Innovation

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


Duoc UC
Eliodoro Yañez 1595 Providencia. Piso 8
7500662 Santiago


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Carlos Diaz

UNEVOC Coordinator
Marcela Arellano
Director of Institutional Relations

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26 August 2021
Educational innovation for the society of the future
Duoc UC, a UNEVOC Centre in Chile, together with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, hosted an international seminar to identify opportunities and strengthen collaborative and innovative work between TVET institutions, universities, companies, civil society organizations and the government. Access the recording in Spanish.
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