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General Objectives:

  • To promote the production and generation of scientific and technological knowledge which will contribute to the academic development of the Institution and to the solution of social needs of the country.
  • To consolidate the research culture based on current policies of science, technology and innovation suggested by the national bodies.

Specific Objectives:

  • To plan, execute, control and evaluate the activities related with research in the University.
  • To impel research in the University as a factor of scientific, technological and cultural development.
  • To efficiently administer the resources assigned to the research projects.
  • To favor permanent exchange with well-renowned national groups and research centers of top excellence.

Achievements

  • Conformation of research groups in each one of the programs offered by the University
  • Adoption of research lines by program
  • Articulation of research with teaching
  • Strengthening of the professoral formation in high level programs – master's degree and Ph D programs
  • Strengthening of the students formation through their participation in the National Program of Young Researchers and Innovators, research seed nurseries and research practices.
  • Increase of the professors' devotion to research.
  • Formalization of agreements and strategic alliances with various social sectors for the development of scientific research.
  • Socialization and divulgation of the results of research in order to contribute to the appropriation and social use of knowledge.

Projection:

To strengthen research culture, research training, homologation with COLCIENCIAS, furtherance of applied research to arrive at basic research and internalization of research through:

  • Articulation of the institutional research process with science and technology programs.
  • Assurance of generational relay for sustainability of research.
  • Recognition of the research groups in the national scientific community.
  • Development of scientific research.
  • Support in the process of institutional accreditation.
  • Implementation of incentives for professors.
  • Support to high level formation.
  • Formalization of agreements, alliances and support networks with institutions, universities and social sector.