The meeting of directors of the Consortium of Public Universities of Chile (CUECH) corresponding to this month was held on Tuesday, May 24, at the Arturo Prat University in Arica. In the meeting, the university authorities received the Minister of Science, Technology, Science and Innovation, Aisén Etcheverry, with whom they discussed developing the main lines of work together.
During the monthly meetings of the directors of public universities, which are part of the Consortium of State Universities of Chile (CUECH), the Minister of Science, Technology, Science and Innovation, Aisén Etcheverry, addressed the importance of developing research together with them. Universities, showing that “we have a continuous operation with the Consortium of Universities (…) we have space to negotiate and research, so that we can promote, jointly and collaboratively to promote the development of research in higher education. institutions,” he said.
In the meeting that took place this Tuesday, May 24, at the Arturo Prat University in Arica, the importance of scientific-technological development and innovation for regional and national development was discussed. The president of CUECH, Osvaldo Corrales, highlighted the role of these institutions and confirmed that “Public universities are an instrument for this development (…) From the institutional resources that the universities have, this scientific-technological program is carried out, which is not just abstract, but focused on improving the lives of citizens is”, he emphasized.
The minister also refers to the importance of working with the regions and stated that “coming to the territories, being able to talk with the universities, with the actors in the territories, allows us to know better where there are opportunities, where there are tools and what tools should be promoted.
On the other hand, the Rector of the Arturo Prat University, Albertus Martínez Quesada highlighted the presence of the leaders in the city and affirmed that what is happening in these meetings “is beneficial to the country and the land (…) The Minister is he is very concerned about fostering science in all the borders of the country and of course that is a tremendous opportunity for us”, he pointed out.
In the action, Minister Aisén Etcheverry also referred to the national lithium project, in which universities have a great research challenge to “productive production with a view to the future, so that what we leave to our descendants is something from which they can live and develop too.”
As part of the public activities carried out by the university, a common agenda to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the life d’état was also discussed, for example, in which the spaces for reflection for the university community and society in general were discussed by different miles.
In this regard, Rector Corrales pointed out that “we are universities that are at the service of the country and we recognize tolerance, respect for diversity, the promotion of democracy and respect for human rights among our values”. In this sense, he added, “working on a line of actions that promote reflection, which helps us think of a future that is better for our citizens.”