UACh students and academics have received International Mobility Scholarships from Universities of Santander

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Studying for an academic semester at a foreign university allows students to expand their opportunities for personal and professional development, and to enhance their training.

Mobility scholarships awarded annually by Santander universities contribute significantly so that students can undertake courses in foreign institutions and teachers can conduct studies and research work for the benefit of the academic excellence of our university.

In this context, on Wednesday, December 15, the awarding ceremony of the “Scholarships for Ibero-South American Universities 2021” was held. This year, there were 38 recipients, from both Valdivia and Puerto Montt headquarters, who will spend their residency in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Spain.

The activity, which took place in Hall 4 of the Nahmías Building and under strict health protocols, was attended by UACh Academic Vice Chancellor, Dr. Maria Angelica Hidalgo, Director of Universities and Institutions of Santander, Rodrigo Machuca, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Cristian Salazar, Vice Chancellor of Santander Universities, Sebastian Bonster, Head of Institutional Relations at Santander Universities, Benjamin Barros, Director of Communications, Alejandra Rodriguez, Student Mobility Office Coordinator, Marta Rojas, along with scholarship holders

Academic Vice President of the University, Dr. Maria Angelica Hidalgo

Once the ceremony began, UACh Vice President Academic, Dr. Maria Angelica Hidalgo, addressed the attendees, who highlighted the importance of living these mobility experiences. “I am happy to congratulate those students and academics who will have the experience of spending a semester abroad, we are aware of the new scenario we are experiencing as a result of the pandemic and the fears that may exist. But, on the other hand, we are convinced that it will be a tremendous learning experience to be able to study and creating networks in another country and thus getting to know another university for the benefit of their studies and research.”

On behalf of Banco Santander, Director of Universities and Institutions of Santander, Rodrigo Machuca, noted, “We are delighted to resume this activity in person and at UACh, we know how much interest many students and academics have in applying and fulfilling the dream of winning a scholarship and spending a semester abroad. We invite you to enjoy With this experience and the creation of communication networks to shape your professional and personal future in the best way, congratulations to all of you.”

Director of Universities and Institutions of Santander, Rodrigo Machuca

Anticipating and seeing the future

Students benefiting from the Santander International Undergraduate Scholarship appreciated the opportunity to spend an academic semester at a foreign university, for their professional training and personal growth.

Ivan Neira Barria, from the School of Information Engineering and Management Control, Puerto Montt Campus, explained his expectations after receiving the scholarship that will allow him to enter the University of Alicante or the University of Salamanca, Spain, saying: “I hope you learn and make this scholarship an enjoyable experience that will help me enrich my professional training “.

On her part, Catalina Camanyo, a psychology student who will spend a semester at the University of Granada, Spain, asserted that “this is all a dream for me, winning this scholarship will help me improve my studies and get it with great joy.”

Meanwhile, Jorge Aravena, a geography student who will be studying in Brazil at the University of Sao Paulo, commented, “Since I entered the university I have wanted to apply for this scholarship, fortunately the opportunity arose and it makes me very happy.” .

Audit student Ryan Castro said her options include studying at Carlos III University or Complutense University, both in Madrid. “I am very happy to be part of this ceremony, I am finishing my degree, and I will specialize in Spain in data analysis to know what kind of sampling and everything that is involved in, which is essential to running my career.”

In turn, Kimberly Flores, a psychology student, will have the opportunity to attend the Autonomous University of Madrid or the University of Barcelona in Spain. “I applied to these universities because they are excellent and they have majors that interest me, so I want to take courses there in the fields of neuropsychology, forensic psychology and clinical psychology,” he said.

For his part, José Gajardo, a fourth-year engineering student in Information and Management Control, at the Puerto Montt UACh headquarters, chose the two autonomous universities of Barcelona and Malaga in Spain. Faced with the challenge of studying abroad, he said, “I intend to attend courses related to management control, business administration and/or computer science. In addition, I am glad that my last goal of university will be achieved through this great opportunity to study and improve myself in another country “.

Scholarship teachers

On this occasion, academics from UACh who have been awarded the Santander International Mobility Professors Scholarship expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to improve themselves and conduct research during their stay at a foreign university.

This was explained by the teacher of the Institute of Pedagogical Interdisciplinary, Puerto Montt headquarters, Marcela Silva. “As part of my PhD process, thanks to this scholarship, I will have the opportunity to have an instance at the University of Girona in Spain to participate in the Greca group dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the field of education Steam bringing together sciences, technologies, mathematics and the arts, and this will be a contribution not only for me , but I will pass on what I have learned to the communities of teachers I work with, particularly in the rural areas of Chiloe and Puerto Montt.”

Meanwhile, Luis Casemiro Perlaza, an academic from the UACh Institute of Linguistics and Literature, who was awarded a scholarship to spend a semester at the University of Valle del Cauca, Colombia, noted, “This scholarship will help me in my research in the field of linguistics between Chile and Colombia in language English, on disruptive issues such as the use of technology”

List of scholarship holders

Santander International Mobility Scholarships for Academics

1. Andrea Carcamo Bahamond, Professor, Center for the Teaching of the Basic Sciences of Engineering. Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​Spain.

2. Manuel Lagos Varas, Professor at the Institute of Civil Works. University of Cantabria/University of Salamanca, Spain.

3. Pablo Sainz-Agudlu, Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences. University of Queensland, Australia.

4. Daniel Muñoz Bechuanti, Professor at the Institute of Pharmacy. University of Salamanca, Spain.

5. Luis Casemiro Perlaza, Professor at the Institute of Linguistics and Literature. Lumen Gentium Catholic University, Colombia.

6. Francisco Moreira Gallegillos, Professor at the Institute of Pharmacology and Physiology. Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany.

7. Manuel Alarcón Fevero, Professor at the School of Environmental Engineering, Puerto Montt Campus. University of Granada, Spain.

8. Marcela Silva Hormasabal, teacher at the Institute of Pedagogical Interdisciplinary, Puerto Montt Campus. University of Girona, Spain.

Undergraduate Scholarships in Latin America

1. Bastian Ignacio Castillo Silva – School of Information Engineering and Management Control, Puerto Montt Campus. Option 1: University of Alcalá / Option 2: University of Malaga.

2. Fernanda Palacios Morales – School of Marine Biology. Option 1: University of Vigo / Option 2: Baja California Autonomous University.

3. Cynthia Mendes Zambrano – Marine Biology School. Option 1: Autonomous University of Baja California / Option 2: University of Alicante.

4. Jorge Aravena Peña – School of Geography. Option 1: University of São Paulo / Option 2: National Autonomous University of Mexico.

5. Maria Jose Bruning Belmar – School of Marine Biology. Option 1: University of California, Davis / Option 2: University of Saskatchewan.

6. Maria Isabel Romero Cantero – School of Journalism. Option 1: Complutense University of Madrid / Option 2: Autonomous University of Madrid.

7. Carla Rivera Martinez – College of Occupational Therapy. Option 1: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro / Option 2: Federal University of São Carlos.

8. Valentina Barrientos Reyes – College of Business Engineering, Puerto Montt Campus. Option 1: Sup de Co Montpellier Business School / Option 2: University of Malaga.

9. Fabiana Sanchez Contreras – School of Anthropology. Option 1: Autonomous University of Yucatan / Option 2: University of Veracruzana.

10. Guillermo Ernst Nannig – School of Agricultural Engineering. Option 1: Technical University of Munich / Option 2: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel.

11. Kimberly Flores Jara – Valdivia School of Psychology. Option 1: Autonomous University of Madrid / Option 2: University of Granada.

12. Catalina Camanio Martinez – Valdivia School of Psychology. Option 1: University of Granada / Option 2: Autonomous University of Madrid.

13. Constanza Virsen Vergara – School of Audit. Option 1: University of Granada / Option 2: University of Alicante.

14. Christian Miranda Contreras – School of Tourism Business Administration. Option 1: University of Calgary / Option 2: Complutense University of Madrid.

15. Constanza Montenos Arroyo – School of Obstetrics and Pediatrics. Option 1: University of Verona / Option 2: University of Alcala.

16. Ivan Nera Baria – Faculty of Information Engineering and Management Control, Puerto Montt Campus. Option 1: University of Alicante / Option 2: University of Salamanca.

17. Anna Paula Ojeda – pedagogical teacher of physical education, sports and recreation. Option 1: University of Granada / Option 2: University of Alicante.

18. Cynthia Vargas Cardenas – School of Education in Differential Education, Puerto Montt Campus. Option 1: The Catholic University of Uruguay / Option 2: ORT University of Uruguay.

19. Jose Ignacio Gajardo Lusto – School of Information Engineering and Management Control, Puerto Montt Campus. Option 1: Autonomous University of Barcelona / Option 2: University of Malaga.

20. Jorge Ulloa Castillo – Faculty of Civil Engineering in Informatics. Option 1: Polytechnic University of Valencia / Option 2: Pompeu Fabra University.

21. Pablo Matamala Carvajal – College of Naval Engineering. Option 1: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro / Option 2: Santa Catarina Federal University.

22. Joaquín Etchegaray Caruan – School of Veterinary Medicine. Option 1: University of Santiago de Compostela / Option 2: University of Leon.

23. Nicolás Rodríguez Rojas- Valdivia Commercial Engineering School. Option 1: University of Alcalá / Option 2: University of Malaga.

24. Javier Henríquez Peña – Valdivia School of Commercial Engineering. Option 1: National Autonomous University of Mexico / Option 2: Polytechnic University of Valencia.

25. Polina Garay Muñoz – School of Education in Differential Education, Puerto Montt Campus. Option 1: University of Granada / Option 2: University of Malaga.

26. Francisco Sanchez Vázquez – School of Civil Engineering in Civil Works. Option 1: Federal University of Minas Gerais / Option 2: Industrial University of Santander.

27. Tomás Barraza Cuevas – Faculty of Industrial Civil Engineering. Option 1: University of Malaga / Option 2: Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

28. Catalina Bahamond Ulua – PM Psychology. Option 1: University of Lleida / Option 2: National Autonomous University of Mexico.

29. Tomás Herceg Edwards – School of Civil Engineering in Informatics. Option 1: University of Sheffield / Option 2: Pompeu Fabra University.

30. Ryan Castro Riquelme – School of Audit. Option 1: Carlos III University of Madrid / Option 2: Complutense University of Madrid.

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