The University of Talca is a Chilean university located in the cities of Talca, Curico, and Santiago. It is a derivative university, one of the most important universities of the southern-central region of Chile, and it's part of the Chilean Traditional Universities. The Universidad de Talca was founded in 1981, upon the fusion of the seats in Talca of the Universidad de Chile and the Universidad Técnica del Estado. In 1998, the Facultad de Ingeniería was founded and established in the city of Curicó, 60 km north of Talca.
The university has three campuses, distributed in the cities of Talca, Curico, and Santiago. The main campus is the Campus Lircay, located in northern Talca. The Campus Los Niches, located a few kilometres outside Curico, is the second largest campus, and the location of the Facultad de Ingenieria. The university has seven faculties, three schools and six institutes.