The Catholic University of Chile was founded in 1888 and is well-known as the most traditional and prestigious private university in Chile. Along with Chile University, The Catholic University of Chile has always played a central role for many academic research fields in Chile.

Since launching the first academic partnership with The University of Tokyo in 1996, it has established intimate and various collaborative relationships in areas ranging from astronomy, seismology to liberal arts, regardless of both humanity and science. In particular, UTokyo Forum held in 2013 triggered collaborative transversal academic forums on a regular basis in both Chile and Japan, and it is highly expected to further expand and develop its relationships as trans-Pacific partners. 

As for interactions among students, it has mainly been organized by the system called USTEP. For more details, check out the homepage of USTEP.