Universidad de La Frontera got 24 project proposals approved in the FONDECYT Initiation Projects competition of the Chilean National Research and Development Agency (ANID).
“We are proud of this remarkable result,“ said Dr. Rodrigo Navia Diez, the vice-rector for Research and Graduate Studies of Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) regarding the results of the latest FONDECYT Initiation Projects competition, in which the university is in 4th place out of 51 at the national level and in 2nd place among the state universities.
“This does not only position us among the best universities in Chile, it also allows us to support our young researchers in almost all fields of knowledge,” the university authority added, considering that the projects are from 16 different groups of studies, four of them in inter- and transdisciplinary fields of research.
The research director, Dr. María Elena Arias, recognized and appreciated the efforts and persistence of the researchers who presented their initiatives in the different fields of knowledge and who made this great position of UFRO possible.
“The 24 approved projects of our researchers show the success of the measures and support by the Vice-rectorate for Research and Graduate Studies, implemented directly or indirectly through the Research Office. At the Research Office, we want to congratulate the ones who are taking on this new challenge over the next three years,” she concluded.
Source: Vice-rectorate for Research and Graduate Studies, UFRO