In March of 2021, the Rector of UFRO, Dr. Eduardo Hebel Weiss, was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Universia Chile. This month, he assumed his duties.
Universia is the largest network of university cooperation in Ibero-America. In Chile, it stands out since its foundation, for being a meeting point for the 57 Chilean universities that are part of it. The main lines of action focus on academic orientation and on support for the digital transformation of the universities.
This is the first time that the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) is part of this Board of Directors, being represented by the Rector, Dr. Eduardo Hebel Weiss, since July 14 of 2021. According to the bylaws of the network, the appointment is for two years, but the members can be re-elected for an unlimited number of times.
In this regard, Dr. Hebel said that “our university will make an important contribution to this network that brings about 800 universities from all over the world together. It is the first time that we are part of this Board of Directors and we will be working together with the rectors of the other universities, in order to think about the university of the future”.
Universia Chile is a corporation with a Board of Directors, which consist of the rectors of the following Chilean universities: Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad Mayor, Universidad de La Frontera, Universidad Católica del Norte, Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidad de Talca, Universidad de los Andes, Universidad Santa María and Universidad de Santiago de Chile, as well as of independent individuals and executives of the Santander Group.
Written by: UFRO Communications Office