The dawn of the Federico Santa María Technical University dates back to the altruistic dream of Don Federico Santa María, who lays the foundations of the Institution through his testamentary will in Paris in 1920. In his will he expresses to his executors the desire to contribute to material progress and broaden the cultural horizon of your nation; altruistic ideas with which he sought to facilitate the entry into academic life of dispossessed but outstanding compatriots with no greater requirement than merit, aptitudes and high academic performance.
Today, beginning the XXI century, past and present come together in this University. The impetus of the new generations keeps alive the desire of a man, Don Federico Santa María Carrera, who let his altruistic and entrepreneurial spirit fly without limits, more than a century ago. His legacy is the result of his vision, will and imagination, values possessed by few men called to build history.