Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) is a private research institution. He began to function in 1954. The Australian University of Chile is located in the city of Valdivia.
Universidad Austral de Chile is very popular among applicants. He is in the TOP 10 best institutions of the country, taking 8th place. The list of prestigious international institutions is now at 828 positions. In 2006, UACh medical students received 2nd place in Chile in the National Medical Exam after PUC.
The main campus of Universidad Austral de Chile (Isla Teja) occupies the entire north-west of Valdivia. On its territory there is a botanical garden, which is not only a recreation area, but also a place of study. It includes a total of about 950 plant species growing on 12 hectares of land. Most of the plants in the botanical garden belong to the Valdivian forest, but they also come from exotic origins. The waters of the Kau-Kau River, which flow through the northern areas of the botanical garden, make it possible to include coastal, as well as aquatic and marsh plant species.