During the meeting, the mutual interest in establishing collaborative links was evident.
A delegation from Research Councils UK (United Kingdom) and members of the British Embassy met with representatives of the Council of Rectors to exchange views regarding the development of scientific research, the current institutional framework, forms of financing and international ties.
The delegation was made up of Michael Bright, from Research Councils UK and academics from different areas: Helen Beadman, from the environment; Terry Mawby, from science and technology; Lewis Preece, from economics and social sciences; Louisa Rahemtulla, from medicine. On behalf of the British Embassy, Hayley Baker, Angela Viola-Glapinska and Karl Zammit-Maempel attended. Meanwhile, representing the Council of Rectors, Alicia Salomone, from the University of Chile; Gilda Carrasco, from the University of Talca; Marcos Avilez from the PU Católica de Valparaíso; Hans Richter, from the U. Austral; María Teresa Marshall, Executive Director of Cruch; and Mariana González, Head of Studies at Cruch.
During the meeting, in which the characteristics of the CRUCH universities, their attributes and the challenges in the field of research and internationalization were exposed, the mutual interest in establishing collaboration links was evident. The latter is reflected in the interest in innovative strategies being promoted in the United Kingdom in the field of doctoral training, as well as the focus on the quality of research in Chilean universities.
Research Councils UK
It should be noted that the Research Councils UK is a strategic entity in the definition of objectives, development and impact of scientific research in the United Kingdom, as well as in the training and dissemination of knowledge. It is a UK research body of excellence and reputation, nationally and internationally.
The Research Councils UK addresses through specific councils the broad spectrum of academic disciplines, such as medicine, life sciences, astronomy, physics, chemistry, engineering, social sciences, economics, environmental sciences, arts and humanities.