Universidad de Magallanes


Direction of Research

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23 de September del 2011



To assume as essential and necessary task the cultivation of knowledge, through scientific and technological research, disciplinary and interdisciplinary, transforming this activity into one of the main pillars of the academic life, and incorporating it in the educational project, the basis for research in the various areas of knowledge. Scientific and technological research at the Universidad de Magallanes, must be an important pillar which will allow progress in the project to become a leading institution, recognized as a great center of regional research with international reach that contributes to the solution of problems both in terms of knowledge and society.

Policies of the Direction of Research

The Direction of Research of Universidad de Magallanes pursues the development and integration of scientific knowledge to the academic environment, focuses its efforts on developing mechanisms and procedures which enable the strengthening of the scientific activity in accordance with the institutional strategic planning. To do this, the following stated policies for this area are identified:

1. To generate basic and / or applied research in the lines defined as priority by the University of Magallanes:

  • Antarctic and Subantarctic Science
  • Human Population and Regional Identity in High Latitudes
  • Energy and Environment
  • Human Development

2. To strengthen research in science and technology through the development of competitive research projects and external financing.

3. To increase the indexed scientific productivity of the academics of the University of Magallanes, as well as the production of books and book chapters.

4. To consolidate and strengthen the institutional scientific journals to improve their indexation and impact index.

5. To establish effective national and international collaboration networks to strengthen capacity building in research, development, innovation, academic and student exchange, and the development of joint graduate programs.

6. To increase the number of academics with a doctorate degree and encourage non-graduate academics to further their studies in specialization courses and / or postgraduate programs.

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  • Dirección de Investigación

    Investigación • Avenida Bulnes 01890 • Punta Arenas • Chile
    Teléfono: +56 61 2 209 397 • Email: dir.investigacion@umag.cl