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Strategic axis: Frontier Knowledge

Learn about cutting-edge research at UC Chile through news about new discoveries and outstanding researchers in different areas of knowledge.

 


Image of a galaxy in formation in yellow and orange colors with a black and bluish background.

How Were Galaxies Formed?

UC Institute of Astrophysics researchers are participating in the LAGER project, an international initiative aimed at discovering the origins of galaxies.

Researcher Juan Carlos Castilla Highlight ECIM as a Beacon for Marine Conservation

Established four decades ago in Las Cruces, UC Chile Coastal Marine Research Station (ECIM) emerged in response to the need for a dedicated hub for marine…

Image of the Conguillio National Park where you can see araucarias in the foreground, and a lake and a volcano in the background

Why is Chile uniquely beautiful, and how can we keep it that way?

The geography of Chile, a long and narrow strip of land, gives rise to diverse climates and terrains, resulting in a wide variety of ecosystems and a rich…

Two students measure an archaeological piece in the desert

Archaeology at UC Chile: Heritage, Sustainability, and Innovation

Archaeology Program has firmly established its academic project through an interdisciplinary approach encompassing research on human origins, the evolution of…

Landscape in which vegetation is seen in the foreground and crops in the background.

Leading the Way: Innovative Project Unlocks the Potential of Sustainable Fruit Farming

The aim of a collaborative effort among Brazilian, British, and Chilean researchers, including UC Chile professor Eduardo Arellano, was to advocate for…

Linked to a sensor, a quillay tree positioned on the San Joaquín Campus has its electrical signals and the surrounding earth monitored.

International Study Probes Trees as Unconventional Earthquake Predictors

The international citizen science initiative Tree Rhythms has a dual goal: to demonstrate that nature operates as a unified system of interacting…

From left to right, provost from the University of North Texas (EE.UU), Michael McPherson; the director from the International Cape Horn Center (CHIC), Ricardo Rozzi and the UC Chile President Ignacio Sánchez.

UMAG, UC Chile, and CHIC Strengthen University Partnership to Boost Magallanes as a Scientific Hub

The strategic agreement is part of the cooperation of the consortium of national and foreign higher education institutions that support the work of the Cape…

The research team interviewing a study participant about Mapuche ancestry.

Unveiling the Origins of the Mapuche: Genetics and Language Provide Clues

South America was the last corner of the continent to be populated. Who are its ancestors? How did they interact with each other? These questions have been…

Authorities inaugurating the first Chile Germany Academic Forum in the UC Chile Hall of Honor.

Sustainable Development Promotes the First Chile-Germany Academic Forum

Experts from seven universities from both countries, including UC Chile, gathered at the first Chile-Germany Academic Forum. This event is built upon a…

Orchestra playing on a stage with audience silhouettes.

How Popular is Classical Music in Chile?

Led by UC Chile, the Music and Heritage Research Ring (Animupa) Project brings together four universities in an effort to study classical or art music as a…

Maria assembling a pile of huiro for weighing in Pichicuy.

The Role of ‘Blue Foods’ for a Sustainable Future

Despite their numerous benefits, blue foods continue to be largely overlooked in the design of sustainable and resilient food systems worldwide, even though…

Professor Adolfo Wegmann amidst shelves full of books

In Latin America, UC Chile has the best Roman law library

With 9,000 volumes, the library was donated by Dutch expert Hans Ankum several years ago and is considered an internationally recognized bibliographic…