Announcing progress on the UCT Knowledge 2030 project

  • The project aims to develop a strategic plan for the transformation of the arts, social sciences and humanities affecting the scenario of the social, cultural and territorial diversity of the La Araucanía region.

At a meeting with the Executive Committee of the UCT Knowledge 2030 project, the progress made in the first months of implementation of the initiative, which began in September, was announced.

The Knowledge 2030 project UCT 2030214 “The Opportunity Horizon of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in La Araucanía”, is led by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Postgraduate Studies and aims to create an institutional diagnosis that identifies strengths and challenges in these areas. Three areas of knowledge, taking into account interdisciplinary, gender and cultural perspectives, in order to develop a strategic transformation plan that impacts the social, cultural and territorial diversity scenario of the La Araucanía region.

“Presenting the project to the Executive Committee and showing what we are doing in this first phase was essential because it also allows us to provide feedback in this diagnostic phase,” noted UCT Knowledge 2030 Project Director, Dr Felix Rojo. . The importance of this project is that it allows us to look at ourselves as a university and what we do in the arts, social sciences and humanities – which are the three aspects that the project wants to highlight from ANID – while also taking into account how dimensions there exist between and across disciplines, gender perspectives and multiplicity. Cultural. Then, see and analyze what can be done better in the coming years to meet the challenges that come in the university institution and in society in general.

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At the meeting with the Executive Committee, the progress made in diagnosing the organizational model of the University of California Temuco and the faculties participating in the project (Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Religious Sciences and Philosophy) were presented. ; College of Legal, Economic and Administrative Sciences; and Faculty of Health Sciences), which includes an organizational analysis of the faculties, institutional documents associated with the main units of the project and interviews with relevant actors in the institution. In addition, undergraduate and postgraduate training pathways are reviewed and analysed, with an emphasis on intersectionality and interdisciplinarity in their work, and gender and cultural relations.

Within the framework of the project, progress is also being made in the assessment and analysis of environment-related units with the review of regulations, incorporation laws and official decrees for the establishment of the units and qualitative content analysis of the documents reviewed regarding internal and external relations. Multidisciplinary, gender and multicultural, along with profiling of members of institutional units.

In the field of research, an assessment and analysis of the interdisciplinary component of the institution is carried out through the review and analysis of institutional documents that define research at the university and the characterization of research bases and initiatives with internal and external funding.

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