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ORGANIZING INSTITUTION

Located in the La Araucanía region, the University of La Frontera is a public and state higher education institution. It is regarded as one of the top eight universities in Chile based on its high indicators of quality and excellence.

The University of La Frontera was established as an independent institution on 10 March 1981. Its mission is to contribute to the development of its immediate surroundings and to Chile through the generation and transfer of knowledge, the training of professionals and postgraduates, and the cultivation of the arts and culture, while maintaining its commitment to quality and innovation, respect for the individual, nature and cultural diversity, and the construction of a more just and democratic society.

The University of La Frontera offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the region, and currently has more than 8,000 students divided between four faculties, 39 courses and a modern complex of 93,000 constructed square metres. It also offers 60 Masters, Doctoral and Medical Specialisation programmes.

The institution cultivates knowledge, leadership, entrepreneurship and a forward-looking approach.

PUCÓN-CHILE

Pucón is a Chilean city and located in the Province of Cautín, Araucanía Region, 100 km to the southeast of Temuco and 789 kilometers from the City of Santiago, it may be accesed along the Panamericana Route or through the Mamuil Malal Pass from Argentina. The leafy scenery and the attractive flowers that ornament the roads anticipate the beauty of Pucón.

Pucón is an interesting city to visit any time of the year and sorrounded by the beautiful Villarrica lake and volcano. Due to its relatively stable climate (The average maximum temperature in the area is 23º C and minimum is 4º) especially in summer, make it a popular destination for thousand turists from several countries of the world. Pucón is an interesting city, because offers a variety of sports and adventure/recreational activities, including water skiing, snow skiing, backpacking, white water rafting and kayaking, horse back riding, naturalhot springs, zip line rides, skydiving, guided ascents of Villarrica volcano, and termal centers.

Pucón city present a wide variety of hotels, gastronomic and recreational infrastructure guarantees a good stay. Likewise, the routes are in excellent condition and the Temuco airport, located 112 kilometers away, provide an easy access to the city