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This year’s Research Exhibition of UFRO will take place online, starting on October 19, on a special online platform that will allow the community to access the contents of the different exhibition stands.

This year, the traditional Research Exhibition ‘FIUFRO’ of the university Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) will take place online, what allows it to reach a much greater audience and to keep up the university’s commitment to research dissemination, by sharing its knowledge with the entire community.

The preparations for the 14th version of FIUFRO, which has become one of the most important scientific events in the south of Chile, with more than three thousand visitors last year, are in full swing. In this context, Dr. Pamela Serón Silva, the director of the UFRO Research Office, pointed out that “it is important to us to carry out this event that represents our talents and vocation as a university, and to share our advances in science and technology with the public. Although the pandemic doesn’t allow us to carry out this event as we usually do, the virtual platforms allow us to overcome the physical distance, so that anyone with access to the internet can access the exhibition”.

FIUFRO 2020 will take place on a special online platform (http://feriainvestigacion.ufro.cl/), where you can find the different virtual stands, as well as dissemination activities through the social networks of the Vice-rectorate for Research and Graduate Studies. This year’s presentation format contains audiovisual contents and infographics, which convey the messages of the researchers or working groups in an innovative way both of the processes, results and impact of their research.

The Vice-rector for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. César Arriagada Escamilla, considers that FIUFRO 2020 is very important regarding the university’s purpose of sharing its knowledge with the public, especially in complex times like the current health crisis. “Despite the difficulties, the interest and commitment of our academic staff encourages us to carry out this scientific event that has become one of the most important ones in the south of Chile. We believe that this first online version of FIUFRO will lay the foundation for its future versions,” he added.

The online platform will allow you to visit each of the 40 exhibition stands of FIUFRO 2020, to access and download information about scientific projects, laboratories, centers and research results, to communicate with the researchers through social media, and to participate in some of the activities from home.


Written by: Karimme Riadi Millas
UFRO Vice-rectorate for Research and Graduate Studies