Arturo Prat University (UNAP) currently accredited until 2017, it is one of the sixteen universities of the Consortium of Universities of the State of Chile and a member of the Association of Regional Universities of Chile, which belongs to the Council of Rectors Chilean Universities.
UNAP receives from the Ministry of Education approval for its establishment in 1984; However, its history goes back to 1962, when a group of graduates of the University of Chile proposed, the then Rector of the House of Higher Studies, the creation of the University.
UNAP currently has a headquarters in the city of Victoria, Araucanía Region; four schools and Liaison located in Arica, Arica and Parinacota; Antofagasta and Calama, both in the region of Antofagasta and Santiago, Metropolitan Region.
In the internal organization of its parent, the presence of the Schools of Business, Humanities, Law and Political Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering and Architecture and Renewable Natural Resources.
The development of institutional activities is based on the 2014-2020 Strategic Plan and the guidelines of the regional development strategies. Consistent with this, the UNAP is distinguished by having an academic offer adapted to the needs of Latin American through Masters programs in virtual mode of the highest level professionals.