Study analyzed the attitude of women in gender equality
The Center for Migration Studies showed differences of opinion between Chilean and Latin American women immigrants in this topic.

Research Partnership Program created in Gastric Cancer
This activity aims to strengthen this area of biomedical research at the University, within an interdisciplinary and excellence frame.

Study analyzed the attitude of women in gender equality
The Center for Migration Studies showed differences of opinion between Chilean and Latin American women immigrants in this topic

PROJECT ABOUT CARIGNAN VARIETY GENERATES NEW PRODUCTS
The results of the initiative, which received funding from the fund for innovation for competitiveness (fic-r), were shown in a recent seminar.

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS ANALYZED THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The gathering of experts was held during three days, organized in plenary sessions and discussion panels.

MORPHOLOGY LABORATORY IS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED IN THE COUNTRY
students from all health programs will benefit from the addition of plastinate samples and the expansion of this space of the department of basic biomedical sciences.

PHONOAUDIOLOGY FAVORS INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH HEARING PROBLEMS
The university offered the facilities of the phonoaudiology clinic and the skills of its academic and professional staff.

OUR CORPORATION HAD GREAT PRESENCE AT THE FINEM
A large number of projects that are generating impact was presented by the university in this trade fair, organized for the first time in the region.

400 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS EXECUTED IN 2017
Undergraduate students made multidisciplinary interventions that respond to the needs of the community. The students work with institutions and with groups.

CITRA CELEBRATED ITS 20 YEARS WITH SEMINAR AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR
The irrigation and agroclimatology research and transfer center commemorated this anniversary with university authorities, students and businesses.

STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT WILL SUPPORT RESEARCH IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Two projects were awarded to our academic institution in the VI contest of 2017 scientific and technological equipment, initiatives that were proposed by engineering and chemistry.

PROFESSOR ROMÁN MEMBER OF THE JURY TO CHOOSE CHILEAN CURATOR FOR THE 2018 VENICE BIENNIAL
The dean of the department of architecture, music and design had the same role in the chilean pavilion in the previous edition of the biennial.

DENTISTRY HAS THE MOST ADVANCED PRECLINICAL LABORATORY IN THE COUNTRY
With an investment of more than 350 million pesos (us$ 530,000, approx.), the new facilities are of great importance for the training of students, prior to working with patients.

RESEARCHERS PRESENTED NEW CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE AGING PROCESS
The V piei-es conference and the geriatric odontology symposium revealed the consolidation of a cutting-edge research work in Chile and latin america

EXHIBITORS OF THE VENICE BIENNALE DEBATED IN ARCHITECTURE SEMINAR
Guests from latin america presented their ideas in the version number 11 of the "from the territory to the detail" seminar. They continued in this space the exchange of ideas that began in the italian exhibition.

EXPERTS DISCUSSED SITUATION OF FOREIGNERS IN THE COUNTRY
Knowing the reasons for the increase of migrants from latin america and the caribbean was the objective of the "the new chileans" event, where the phenomenon was analyzed.

CHILEAN MUSICOLOGISTS MET AT THE TALCA CAMPUS
The V conference on musical research, in conjunction with the 6th conference of the musicology society, was held at the Talca campus.

NEW TOOL TO ASSESS ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN BUILDINGS AND CITIES
The kipus center for engineering systems was awarded corfo funds to implement a unique analysis tool in the country for energy assessment.

RAÚL ZURITA WINS THE 2017 JOSÉ DONOSO LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE PRIZA
Along with highlighting the vast experience of the chilean poet, the international jury appreciated "the later creative years of the one who has been able to expand and transform his first writings".

ACADEMICS LEARNED THE DETAILS ABOUT THE NEW MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The national science award and advisor to the presidency, Mario Hamuy, stated that when integrating these new concepts to the development model, the face of the country will change.

ENGINEERING WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE CREATION OF A LIGHT RAIL FOR THE REGIONS
It participates in agreement with the entity that leads the creation of the prototype, which will collaborate with metal-mechanic companies of the area.

ENGINEERING ACADEMICS AND STUDENTS MADE PROSTHESES
A team from the school of mechanical civil engineering developed leg prosthesis, from the design on a computer to manufacturing.

PROJECT WILL SUPPORT REHABILITATION FOR PATIENTS WITH MOTOR PROBLEMS
The initiative, supported by the regional government, is in its start-up phase and will benefit children with cerebral palsy and older adults.

PROFESSOR WILL PARTICIPATE IN FOOD SAFETY PROGRAM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
The initiative will channel the financing of projects regarding food safety in that country in the context of climate change.

FONDECYT RECOGNIZES ACADEMIC QUALITY OF THE CORPORATION
To complete their study groups, the program appointed six researchers working in different units to support higher councils of science and technological development.

INSTITUTION STANDS OUT AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL BY ITS NUMBER OF STUDIES
“Accion educar” reviewed information such as the number of scientific papers published the and allocation of funds in the 25 traditional and state universities of the country.

EXPLORATORY PROJECTS PROMOTED R&T INITIATIVES
Engineering macro-department initiative gave support to professors in order to promote the development of research in primary stages.

SEMINAR UNDERLINED THE PEASANTRY’S DIGNITY SINCE THE AGRARIAN REFORM
In the framework of the 50 anniversary of the most important structural process in democracy the academia recalled the milestones reached and gathered its most influential actors.

YOUNG RESEARCHERS SHARED WITH NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS IN CHEMISTRY
Global warming and the resistance to antibiotics were the topics addressed during this meeting of science leaders held in Germany.

NEW METHOD TO SAVE STRAWBERRIES FROM LETHAL FUNGUS
At a scientific meeting, details were given about the study on a compound that works as a vaccine against botrytis.

MOTHERS OF CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME LEARN ABOUT THERAPY WITH VIRTUAL REALITY
The human motor control laboratory, located close to the kinesiology clinic, began a cycle of training courses.

SUCCESSFUL TOUR TO GERMANY MARKED PROJECT CLOSURE WITH U. OF BAYREUTH
Business management students from the Santiago campus worked with students from the german institution to discuss matters related to the business world.

NEW CHIP-BASED HOME HEATING STOVE PROTOTYPE CREATED
The equipment was developed by the “kipus” center for engineering systems, with the support of the macro-department, as a low pollutant-emissions heating alternative.

STUDENTS NOW HAVE A MODERN AND WARM SPACE FOR THEM AT THE TALCA CAMPUS
The inauguration of the renovated building of the technological complex for learning (CTA) comes to consolidate the skills-based training model applied by our academic institution.

NEW AGREEMENTS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROGRESS OF THE CITY OF CONSTITUCIÓN
One of the agreements, signed with the Arauco forestry company, is aimed at the construction of 60 wooden houses with high quality materials.

NEW PROTOCOL FOR FUNCTIONAL FOODS
"The results of this work, which we hope will be ready by the end of the year, should become an instance of support for the government’s health department in the design of a procedure for the incorporation of new healthy messages," said Pablo Villalobos.

SATELLITE PLATFORM WILL IMPROVE WATER USE IN AGRICULTURE
Citra showed its technological progress with a view to enhancing the agricultural activity in the maule region.

RENOWNED EXHIBITORS LED WORKSHOP ON THE COUNTRY’S CHALLENGES
The seminar brought together specialists from various study centers. Lagos announced a similar event in the maulean capital for next august.

USE OF WOODEN POLES COULD HELP REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING
Our university will be the organizer of the chilean conference on life cycle analysis that can be applied to all areas, and not only to the economic aspects.

ACADEMIC CREATED SYSTEM TO OPTIMIZE MINING ENDEAVORS
An innovative software that designs the form of removal in a mine and adds roads in its interior will reduce costs and time in the planning of these initiatives.

TEACHING & SERVICES CLINICS DELIVERED MORE THAN 46 THOUSAND ATTENTIONS A YEAR
Students and professionals provide quality care, with the same criteria of excellence that distinguishes our academic institution in the country.

HALF OF MIGRANTS FEEL UNEQUAL BEFORE THE LAW
The conclusion comes out of survey carried out by the Utalca about foreign residents before their constitutional rights.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF HEATING WITH PELLETS SHOWN
Researchers from the poplar technological center (CTA) established that the value of this biomass will continue to be cheaper in the future.

COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE AGRARIAN REFORM STARTED
As a public university committed to the history of the region, our academic institution highlights the meaning of the profound transformations involved in that process.

PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM WILL GENERATE DEVICES TO CONNECT TO THE POWER GRID
A set of solar panels was installed at the curicó campus to build components to optimize the connectivity systems between them and the power grid.

ACADEMICS SUPPORT PEST CONTROL MEASURES IN POPLARS
Researchers propose to develop studies to address diseases that affect poplars and willows, so as to contribute to the sustainable development of these species.

“VIOLETAS DEL MAULE” PAY TRIBUTE TO THE ARTIST IN HER CENTENNIAL
Our academic institution joined the tribute that universities and other institutions are paying to the renowned chilean artist and creator on the 100th anniversary of her birth.

ALGORITHM MAY ANTICIPATE LOSSES IN STOCK EXCHANGES
With the formula, it is possible to know the maximum loss of a company’s stock when there is a downward movement, called financial crash.

CTA GOT X-RAY GUN FOR CONTAMINATION DETECTION
This technology allows to verify if the incinerable biomass used for heating or industrial boilers contains some kind of toxic material.

PARTNERSHIP WITH PFIZER WILL ENHANCE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Pfizer Chile’s center of excellence in precision medicine (cemp) and our university will join experiences to increase the value of applied technologies.

ACADEMICS DEVELOP A VIDEO GAME THAT TEACHES AND ENTERTAINS
Kation vs the g7 is a series of three games for mobile devices that can be downloaded for free from google play and app store.

PRESIDENT BACHELET REAFFIRMED THE IMPORTANCE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION
The head of state inaugurated the Linares campus, where she stressed the prestige of our academic institution; the president of Utalca, Alvaro Rojas, appreciated the government's effort to reposition public education, in all its levels, "as one of the most important focus of public policy".

MEETING HIGHLIGHTED PROGRESS IN ENERGY POLICIES
Speakers made a positive assessment on the incorporation of new laws in the electricity market which, among other aspects, decreased the cost of energy.

POMAEXPO PRESENTED FIRST APPLE WITH IMPROVED GENES
The seminar aims to find out what's new in pomes varietal innovation, the product of the work of researchers in conjunction with industry.

TWO NEW TEACHING DEGREES IN SCIENCE WILL BE IMPARTED STARTING IN 2018
With these programs, the institution plans to mitigate the deficit of teachers in that area and to strengthen the skills-based teaching tools.

STUDY IMPROVES ENVIRONMENTAL ALERT MODEL
Researchers found that air pollution indices increase when there is a very wide range of temperature variation within one day.

NATIONAL PRIZE WINNER CALLED FOR SCIENTISTS TO WORK WITH TEACHERS
Jorge Allende told teachers about his concerns on the curriculum changes and stressed the need to work with the academia.

NEW PLANS TO CREATE A PHD PROGRAM IN MEDICAL INFORMATICS
The school of medicine is part of an international network seeking to promote the development of computerization in the health sector, for different purposes.

SUPER VEGETABLES CREATED WITH BACTERIA FROM ANTARCTICA
An academic, who has worked in the white continent, achieved a symbiosis between microorganisms and different vegetables, giving them resistance conditions.

DUAL DEGREE AGREEMENT SIGNED WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GIRONA
The alliance will allow Utalca students to obtain the design and development of video games degree granted by the University of Girona.

TALCA, NATIONAL SCULPTURES CAPITAL
Our university promotes the idea of recognizing Talca as an attractive artistic heritage capital.

RESEARCHERS STUDY DISEASES AFFECTING VINES
Academics from agricultural sciences and a spanish specialist in fruit trees problems seek to work in partnership to advance in the generation of new knowledge.

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN RENEWABLE ENERGY PRESENTED AT ENER17
Fifth version of the symposium and energy fair brought together leading international specialists who contributed new knowledge.

UTALCA CLOSE LINKS WITH UNIVERSITY FROM MOROCCO
Utalca president, Alvaro Rojas, and the president of Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Houdaifa Ameziane, agreed to formalize a cooperation agreement.

FOOD SAFETY CENTER TO STRENGTHEN BUSINESSES COMPETITIVENESS
The initiative will bring great benefits to the agro-food industry, offering multiresidue analysis services for pesticides in fruits and vegetables.

106 PHD STUDENTS HAVE BEEN TRAINED AT THE CORPORATION
The last ten graduates received their diplomas in a ceremony marked by the solemnity, the satisfaction of the authorities and the pride of the doctors and their families.

ION CHANNEL SPECIALISTS MET IN THE ELQUI VALLEY
The activity, which brought together scientists from around the world on this topic, was co-organized by academics from the Utalca, with the support of the research office of the institution.

UTALCA OBTAINED "SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS" CERTIFICATION
Pro-rector Pablo Villalobos said that with this seal our corporation is positioned at the forefront incorporating sustainability issues in its processes.

PROJECT ON STUDY OF MATERIALS WILL FAVOR THE INDUSTRY
Academic Gonzalo Pincheira, from the department of engineering, analyzes the behavior of certain plastics reinforced with fibers to know its capabilities.

RESEARCHERS HELP IN ACTIONS TO RECOVER THE RUIL (NOTHOFAGUS ALESSANDRII)
This native maulean species had already experienced a severe decline when large areas were replaced by plantations of pine and eucalyptus.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND PFIZER ESTABLISH STRATEGIC ALLIANCE
The collaboration agreement will generate research and development projects in the biomedicine and nanobiomedicine areas.

POMES CENTER WORKS IN THE CREATION OF NEW VARIETIES OF APPLES
Progress of the genetic improvement project, developed jointly by Andes new varieties administration (A.N.A. Chile) and the international fruit obtention (ifo), was presented.

UNIVERSITY AWARDED 13 APPLIED RESEARCH PROJECTS
More than two billion pesos (us$ 3 m, approx.) Were granted to initiatives presented by researchers from our university to the innovation and competitiveness fund (fic-r) of the Maule region.

INCLUB PROJECT WINS IN THE AULAB PROGRAM CALL
Students and professors involved in the initiative received the award at a ceremony held in the patio de las Camelias at the Palacio de la Moneda government headquarters.

MOBILE PHONE APP TO TEST KNOWLEDGE IN BIOLOGY
Students created the "learning sciences" computer program as a learning resource to support students from the virtual high school.

RECTOR SHOWED HIS DISSATISFACTION ABOUT THE REFORM’S PROGRESS
What does still remain of the original higher education reform? This was the question made by president Alvaro Rojas at the opening ceremony of the 2017 academic year.

UTALCA AND BAYREUTH U. START JOINT ACTIVITIES
Students and academics met with their chilean counterparts who participate in a project that will analyze, on a bilateral basis, matters related to the business world.

UTALCA INTRODUCED INNOVATIONS FOR THE AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY AT IFT-AGRO
Departments and seven technology centers participated in the international fair of agricultural technologies that included three days at agricola central.

PROFESSOR LAURIE PROPOSED MEASURES TO ADDRESS THE EFFECT OF SMOKE IN WINES
The researcher also mentioned some handlings that it is advisable for producers of vine varieties to address or mitigate the impact of climate change.

STUDY ANALYZES MATERIALS USED IN AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
The initiation in research Fondecyt project seeks to optimize computer programs to determine what happens in metallic structures, like wings of an airplane.

CIEPLAN-UTALCA PROGRAM STUDIED HOW TO INNOVATE IN NATURAL RESOURCES
Researchers from Chile and abroad, academics, entrepreneurs and representatives from international organizations analyzed the technological deficit of the country and the region.

PHD STUDENTS GO TO MEXICO TO ADVANCE IN THEIR RESEARCH WORK
Barbara Canales and Francisco Valdés, from the doctorate in sciences mention in research and development of bioactive products, obtained the pacific alliance scholarship.

STUDY SEEKS TO REDUCE POLLUTION AND RISK OF FOREST FIRES
This initiative involves the work of academics from our university, led by Ricardo Baettig, from the department of forest sciences.

PEOPLE FROM THE MAULE REGION CELEBRATED THE ASTRONOMY DAY AT THE BOTANICAL GARDEN
"Garden of stars" was called the scientific dissemination activity carried out at night, and it generated high participation from the community.

THE NEW LIFE OF THE ORGANIC WASTE
Did you know that half of the waste produced in Chilean households is organic waste, like fruit and vegetables remains and other items such as pieces of wood?

THE BENEFITS OF THE MAULE REGION FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION
A privileged location and characteristics are the factors that explain why the Maule Region is one of the main points of reference of the country in terms of agricultural production.

BEYOND THE QUANTITY, IT IS THE QUALITY OF WHAT WE EAT THAT IS WORRYING
Having enough food can be a goal already overcome in our country and, of course, in our region, but since a few years ago the concern extends to the quality of what we eat and the water we drink.

CONFERENCE ADDRESSED RECRUITMENT AND ARBITRATION ISSUES
The presentations of the event, organized by our university, brought together leading experts and will become a book on this subject.

ACADEMICS ANALYZED INNOVATIVE EXPERIENCES IN TEACHING
Keys to evaluate student’s learning in the skills-based model, among other issues, were included in the program of this activity.

STUDY LOOKS INTO MIGRANTS AND THE LABOR MARKET
The survey was carried out by the national center for migration studies of the Universidad de Talca.

RESEARCHERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN MEETING WITH NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
Felipe Jiménez, from the department of basic biomedical sciences, and Oleksandra Trofymchuk, from professor Leonardo Santos’ team from the institute of chemistry of natural resources.

NEW SAP-UTALCA SOFTWARE MODULES BEGIN OPERATION
The vice president for economic management and administration, Hugo Salgado, highlighted the benefits that the incorporation of this innovative system will bring.

UNIVERSITY AWARDED 16 NEW REGULAR FONDECYT PROJECTS
The initiatives selected in the last contest position the Utalca among the nine universities with the highest number of selected projects, nationwide.

CENTER FOR APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY PROVIDES SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF FIRES
From the beginning of the disasters, the university, through cepa, has been present in the mitigation of the mental harm to the people affected by the fires.

UTALCA AND JUNJI SIGNED AGREEMENT TO BUILD KINDERGARTEN
The center will serve 96 children of students. It will have two rooms for babies from 84 days to 2 years old, and two more units for children from 2 to 4 years old.

OUR UNIVERSITY JOINS ALLIANCE BETWEEN THE MAULE REGION AND TANGIER
The Moroccan delegation visited the Talca campus and its members expressed the intention of materializing important cooperation projects in various fields.

IMPLEMENTATION IN SAP-UTALCA OPERATIONS MARKS NEW CORPORATE MILESTONE
The corporation once again takes the lead in innovative processes, by incorporating the modern management-improving technological tool.

STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL INCLUSION IN CHILDREN WITH HEARING LOSS
Academics from the school of audiology will be responsible for the implementation of this project, the first of its kind in the country.

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY PRESENTED SOLUTION TO PURIFY IRRIGATION WATER
It is a low-cost eco-system, which is intended to promote the safe production of vegetables in the Maule region.

UNIVERSITY HELD UNPRECEDENTED SCIENCE MEETING IN THE REGION
A universal effort was done to organize the “congress of the future”, an initiative from the senate with the participation of the regional government and academic institutions.

ENGINEERING CREATED CENTER TO SUPPORT EXPORTS LOGISTICS
The initiative will benefit small and medium-sized companies in the foreign trade sector to help them improve their production practices.

NEW SYSTEM TO DECONTAMINATE FOOD AND WATER
The department of engineering project made it possible to outline a prototype that generates ozone and that could benefit rural sectors.

J. ROMAN ASSUMED AS DEAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC AND DESIGN
The creator of the school of architecture expressed his willingness to talk, get people out of everyday routine and invite them to dream again.

STUDY ASSESSED CHANGES IN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND EQUALITY
Details of the survey were presented by the researcher responsible for the project, Jorge del Picó, before authorities and representatives from different faiths.

VI CONFERENCE ON IDEAS GATHERED THINKERS FROM THE CONTINENT
The generation and recovery of ideas and their manifestations, concerning this part of the continent, got the attention of the participants of this meeting, held at the institute for humanistic studies.

STUDENTS COMPETED IN VIDEOGAME DEVELOPMENT
The first edition of the competition, called dev jam, which promoted creativity and collaborative work, was held during 11 hours.

CHRISTMAS TRAIN REACHED 26 YEARS GIVING JOY ALONG THE RAILWAY BRANCH
The christmas convoy from the university was established at a time when the inhabitants of the villages and isolated places along the branch were even more isolated.

UNIVERSITY WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE 2017 CONGRESS OF THE FUTURE
“We all make the future” is the motto of this event about reflecting on the great issues that people consider on a daily basis.

UNIVERSITY INAUGURATED NUTRITION AND DIETETICS LABS
"The university continues consolidating itself in the field of health sciences, which are called upon to play an important role in the regional development".

STUDY CENTER INQUIRED ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE
One of the aspects that the study revealed is that one motivation to stay in Chile is the safety factor, which they consider better than in their country.

INTERNATIONAL MISSION TO PROMOTE GRADUATE PROGRAMS ABROAD
Our university crossed the border to publicize directly in Colombia and Ecuador the advantages of its offer of doctorates and masters.

UTALCA AND SSMAULE SIGNED TRANSFER OF HOSPITAL OUTBUILDING TO THE CORPORATION
The university purchased the property from Cencosud, a holding that owned the land on which the Italian hospital is located.

NEW PLATFORM TO MEASURE FEASIBILITY OF WIND ENERGY
Academics from the department of engineering showed, at a seminar, the possibilities of installing generation systems for this type of source.

UNIVERSITY CREATES UNIT TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AND HARASSMENT
In its role as a state university, our institution and the ministry of women agreed on the operation of a work table around the issue of gender.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECT WILL EXAMINE ABUSE IN SENIOR CITIZENS
Academics from the departments of law and social sciences and economy and business are part of the team in charge of the proposal prioritized by the Fondef.

INTERNATIONAL SPECIALISTS DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF WINE AND TOURISM
Seminar on wine tourism, held at the Colchagua campus, generated a strategic view on this economic activity, strongly linked to the regional identity.

ACADEMICS PRESENTED INNOVATIVE FOOD FOR RUMINANTS
The solution, which has direct benefits for livestock producers and agribusiness firms, was presented at an international seminar.

PSYCHOLOGISTS ANALIZED TRAUMA AND SUICIDE IN ADOLESCENTS
The dean of the department of psychology, Emilio Moyano, warned about the high suicide rate, which has become a public health problem.

AUTHORITIES STRESSED IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
On the occasion of the celebration of early formation day, the dean of education, Rossana Fiorentino talked about the new pedagogy program that opened in 2017

ENGINEERING DEVELOPS SYSTEM TO DETECT APPLE DISEASES
"One of the goals of the macro-department of engineering is to implement an interregional environment promoting development based on applied research"

UNIVERSITY PROGRESSES IN ITS GOAL OF BEING AN INCLUSIVE INSTITUTION
This initiative joins many other actions in the field of inclusion. One example are the and mas-o-thón and odont-o-thón student campaigns

VICE PRESIDENT CALLED TO WORK WITH HIGH STANDARDS OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
Gilda Carrasco inaugurated the xii conference on research and graduate studies that in this version underlined the new research sap of the Utalca.

UNIVERSITY IMPLEMENTS THE BUSINESS FAMILIES CHAIR
The initiative will support, from the academic activity of the department of economics and business (fen), the succession of old family businesses.

NEW CENTER WILL IMPROVE COMPUTER SYSTEMS IN THE HEALTH SECTOR
Our university is part of this recently awarded initiative, which will help the government’s department of health to address gaps in medical informatics.

AWARD-WINNING WRITER ASKED TO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF THE WORD
Upon receiving the "Jose Donoso" award, Pablo Montoya highlighted that the Maule region’s novelist believed that writing was a way of saving the world.

UTALCA CELEBRATED CIEPLAN’S 40 YEARS OF CONTRIBUTING TO DEVELOPMENT
President Alvaro Rojas highlighted the contribution of the corporation for latin american studies, a strategic ally of our corporation, has made for the development of the country.

ENERGY AND AUTOMATION TAKE OVER THE CURICO CAMPUS
Research related to automation in different areas were shown in two academic meetings held in Curicó.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT IS IN TUNE WITH GLOBAL AGENDA
For the fourth consecutive year the corporation developed and published its sustainability report to increase the transparency of its social, environmental and economic performance.

“ABATE MOLINA” MEDAL RECOGNIZED SERGIO BOISIER’S PROMOTION OF REGIONALISM
The medal Abate Molina was presented in the framework of our anniversary to the economist for his trajectory and constant struggle in favor of regional development.

MORE THAN 1200 PEOPLE TOURED A RENEWED BOTANICAL GARDEN
Around a light and sounds show, the community gathered to learn about the improvements in infrastructure that were carried out in the park.

UTALCA: MODEL OF AUTONOMY, EXCELLENCE AND TERRITORIAL LEGITIMACY
"We celebrate three and a half decades of work with the feeling of a job well done", emphasized president Alvaro Rojas.

PROFESSORS AND STUDENTS AWARDED RESEARCH FUNDS
With counseling from their professors, six students got funding to develop initiatives that contribute to regional and national competitiveness.

CENTER OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY OPENED NEW PREMISES
The university, through this center, implemented a pioneer model in the country and in Latin America to treat PTSD: brief eclectic psychotherapy or bepp.

NEW EQUIPMENT TO IMPROVE RESEARCH ON THROMBOSIS
The platelets research lab acquired a microscope of unique characteristics in Chile. Together with the CPF, it will now start clinical studies in humans.

UTALCA REFURBISHES SOCIAL HOUSING THROUGH INNOVATION
The project from the department of engineering seeks to improve the thermal insulation of a house, through the use of renewable energy and reuse of resources.

NETWORK OF UNIVERSITIES ADDRESSED TIES WITH THE ENVIRONMENT PRACTICES
Delegates from institutions in 16 countries knew about the experience of CampusTV as an innovative tool for linking.

NEW CENTER AT UTALCA WILL STUDY THE IMMIGRATION PHENOMENON IN CHILE
As letter of presentation, the center released a survey that inquired about the intention of resident foreigners in the country.

GÖTTINGEN PROPOSES TO INCREASE TIES WITH UTALCA IN GREEN SECTOR
Prospects to expand collaboration emerged during international seminar on climate change and biodiversity, which was held at the Talca campus.

NEW FONDECYT INITIATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS REINFORCE INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The initiatives by young researchers come from different areas and will contribute to the strategic objective of complexity that the corporation has chosen.

PROJECTS ON CLEAN ENERGY SHOWED ADVANCES
They are initiatives on the uses of waste and wind energy, run by the department of engineering, with fic-r funding.

BIOINFORMATICS CENTRE WAS AWARDED MORE THAN $ 220 MILLION (US$340 000)
It will be used to acquire new equipment for research, and it will become one of the most complete and state-of-the-art computing centers.

UTALCA TRAINED PROFESSORS IN THE USE OF THE INVESTIGATIVE METHOD
Corporation prepared teachers of all levels to promote the investigative method and increase the interests of children and teens in science.

DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING IS AWARDED GRANT TO CREATE EXTENSION CENTER
The unit will focus its work on the field of logistics, in particular in the search of solutions to make more efficient the processes related to the exports of small and medium-sized companies from the center-south zone of the country.

EXPERTS DISCUSSED ABOUT MUSICOLOGY AND HERITAGE
The activity aimed at encouraging discussion and reflection around the issues of musicology and the musical heritage.

AVANT-GARDE ARCHITECTS PRESENTED THEIR IDEAS AT UTALCA
New ways of thinking and management, with strong innovative content, were showed in a seminar held at the school of architecture.

INTERNATIONAL MEETING STRENGTHENED THE NEUROSCIENCE AREA
The activity was attended by academics and foreign guests who reflected on the results obtained in the area.

ACADEMIC RECEIVED AWARD FOR WORK ON ORAL CANCER
César Rivera, represents our university in a research group in brazil that has just won an important recognition in the oncology area.

CONFERENCE SHOWED NEW ADVANCES IN BIOMEDICINE
Scientists from our university and from other chilean and foreign universities showed results from the research being developed.

COLOMBIAN WRITER PABLO MONTOYA WINS "JOSÉ DONOSO" 2016 AWARD
Jury valued the "disruptive and innovative nature" of his work. Montoya will come in October to receive the award, at the book fair.

ENGINEERING CREATED DEVICE THAT REDUCES EMISSIONS BY 90%
The equipment is called "Kipus electrostatic precipitator" and is installed in biomass combustors. It is aimed mainly at the bread industry, but it can also be used in homes.

PHD IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES: NEW BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE UNIVERSITY
The transit towards complexity, included in the 2020 strategic plan, involves, among other things, increased ISI publications and having at least 10 PHP programs.

SPECIALISTS ANALYSED THE FUTURE OF CHILEAN ECONOMY
The activity was carried out within the Cieplan-Utalca program. There was a chapter in Talca and another at the graduates school and extension center in Santiago.

PRESIDENT PRESENTED BOOK ON TRAINING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The event was a day of reflection for specialists around the good and bad aspects of the development of the topic in our country.

OUR UNIVERSITY STARTED THE ROAD TO COMPLEXITY
With the participation of the winners of the first Oscar for a Chilean production, for “bear story", the Utalca launched its institutional 2020 strategic plan.

ANALYSTS AGREED IN RELIEVING DEEP IMPACT OF THE AGRARIAN REFORM
"Agriculture was not contributing food anymore, because the strategy of industrialization punished this sector and, in addition, the social situation was very serious"

THE AIR FORCE CHOOSES UTALCA TO WRITE NEW BOOK ON APPLIED GEOMATICS
This is the third time both organizations meet to develop a joint project of this nature.

CEDIA LED CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S DAY
The day was born as a proposal from the rights of children and adolescents studies center (CEDIA) of the Universidad de Talca.

UTALCA RECEIVED AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN ITS EDUCATIONAL MODEL
The inter-american university organization (oui) honored our academic institution for the social responsibility dimension included in undergraduate programs.

ACTORS FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR LEARNED ABOUT THE SUSTAINABILITY EXPERIENCE OF UTALCA
The ground covered by our institution and its commitment in the field of social responsibility was explained by president Alvaro Rojas in a seminar where he was invited to speak.

UNIVERSITY UNVEILED EXPERIENCE IN SOCIAL INNOVATION
The issue was discussed in a seminar at the bicentennial space of the Talca campus, with wide participation from different sectors.

DENTISTS WARNED ABOUT INCREASE IN CARIES IN CHILDREN UNDER 6
The eighteenth dentistry annual meeting focused on children's oral health, with high participation from academics, professionals and students.

UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY DISCUSSES REFORM PROJECT
Participatory meetings started to analyze the legal initiative that will introduce deep changes in higher education in the country.

NEW FOOD INNOVATION CENTER AWARDED TO THE UNIVERSIDAD DE TALCA
The initiative focuses on product development and marketing in the field of processed foods, via the implementation of specific premises to that end.

INNOVATION BENEFITS THE ENVIRONMENT AND HELPS SMALL FARMERS
The production of briquettes and pellets less pollutant than firewood, done from agricultural residues and other waste, is presented as a revolutionary alternative.

UTALCA ARCHITECT WAS FINALIST IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEST
The school of architecture received good news: the "Rucachoro" pavilion, the degree work of one of its graduates, was highlighted in a world prize.

COMMUNITY PRESENTED WITH A PROJECT TO PRODUCE ENERGY FROM WASTE
The seminar was part of the "implementation of a pilot plant for waste-to-energy and firewood drying" project.

UNIVERSITY DELIVERS FIRST GENERATION OF MEDICAL DOCTORS TO THE COUNTRY
The first 37 graduates from the school of medicine have in common an effort of seven year to successfully complete their studies and getting recognized academic excellence.

ALFREDO JAAR: "THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THINKING"
The principal, world-class chilean visual artist – known for his denouncing of social and geopolitical conflicts – explained the genesis of his main works.

CORPORATION PROMOTES EQUITY IN THE TEACHING OF SCIENCES
The Trucklab mobile laboratory will bring equipment to the most remote territories of the region to support learning in biology, physics and chemistry at schools.

STATE TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER WILL START IN 2017 WITH UTALCA’S SUPPORT
Intendant Pablo Meza congratulated our academic institution for its dedication, commitment and responsibility in a issue of regional and national interest.

ACADEMIC MADE PRECISIONS CONCERNING ECONOMIC CRIMES
Professor Carnevali explained that one of the reasons for low penalties application is the irreproachable previous behavior of those who engage in such acts.

PROJECT AIMS TO IMPROVE WINES QUALITY THROUGH PH CONTROL
The information generated will help implement new practices to improve current winemaking processes.

SANTIAGO CAMPUS BECOMES THE FIRST SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS
Two units of the Santiago campus - Santa Elena and Quebec - were selected to implement the clean production agreement signed by the university in 2013.

SAG REGISTERED NEW POPLAR VARIETIES CREATED BY THE CTA
The inscription in the registration book of protected varieties of the agricultural and livestock service grants the title of breeder to the University of Talca.

UTALCA AND CAMPUSTV PREMIERED THE FIRST MAULE REGION’S CARTOON SERIES
“The Benito files” will be broadcast nationwide by Novasur, from the national television council.

RESEARCHERS TRAINED IN THE CARE OF LABORATORY ANIMALS
Speakers said that the main problem is the little information on this subject, but there exists interest in acting within an ethical framework.

NEW INITIATIVE TO HELP THE APICULTURE INDUSTRY
A multidisciplinary project will provide support tools for beekeepers, like designing a flowering prediction model.

EXPERTS DISCUSSED LABOR INFORMATION RIGHTS AT UTALCA
Professors from Spain, Peru, and Chile released regional figures on this matter and compared the Chilean reality with other countries in the continent.

JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE LEADS RANKING
Scimago considers JTAER to be the greatest impact publication in the computer science and business management categories in Latin America.

NEW VARIETIES OF MAQUI OPEN OPTION FOR CULTIVATION OF THE FRUIT
The clones developed by our university involving the possibility of industrial production of the desired fruit are legally registered.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE EXPORTED ITS CLINICAL SIMULATION MODEL TO SPAIN
The clinical practice methodology is based on collaborative learning and is part of the improvement plan developed by the university with the support of the government department of education.

NUTRITION CONFERENCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF HEALTHY AGING
Experts agreed that eating well throughout life is fundamental to reach old age enjoying a good quality of life.

NEW BIO-FERTILIZER MADE WITH AGRICULTURAL AND AGRO-INDUSTRY WASTE
Waste goes into composting, which means fixing carbon and, therefore, reducing the emission of pollutants into the atmosphere.

POMAEXPO 2016 ATTRACTED PARTICIPANTS FROM THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL FRUIT-GROWING INDUSTRY
The fair was part of the celebration program of the 21 anniversary of the pomes center, held at the same time of its bi-monthly technical meeting.

CONFERENCE EMPHASIZED HERITAGE AS A SOURCE OF IDENTITY
The activity was held at the auditorium of the bicentennial space of our university, and was presided over by Ernesto Ottone, secretary of culture and the arts.

STUDY FOUND HIGHLY INTERESTING COMPOUNDS IN WILD PLANT
Sarsaparilla has secondary metabolites that have protective functions for the plant and can be applied to animals or humans.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE EARNS WORLD PROMINENCE IN VENICE
Models of 15 degree projects by graduated architects from the university, along with videos about the territories in which they are located, are in exhibition.

NEW RESEARCH SEEKS TO OPTIMIZE WATER USE FOR IRRIGATION
A new Fondecyt-financed project with interdisciplinary convergence and collaboration for the university was approved.

THE NIGHT OF THE MUSEUMS CREATES A NEW TRADITION IN THE MAULE REGION
Complete families, coming even from other cities, enjoyed this cultural tour commemorating Chile’s heritage and the 35th anniversary of our university.

NEW AGREEMENTS AND CONTACTS TO STRENGTHEN ACADEMIC WORK
New cooperation agreements signed with the Universidad Tecnológica de Los Valles Centrales de México, in the field of senior technical training.

OUR UNIVERSITY MOVES TOWARDS GREATER SOUTH- SOUTH COOPERATION
The recent agreement signed with the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentina, opens new perspectives for the exchange of academics and students.

FOREIGN STUDENTS STAGED INTERCULTURAL PARTY
The international fest was held at the sculpture park, where colors, flavors and rhythms were exhibited by the students.

UTALCA PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE CITY WITH FREE TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERT
An audience of all ages enjoyed the interpretative perfection of our institution’s youth symphony orchestra at the Maule regional theater.

MANY JOINT PROJECTS SPRING FROM THE LINKS TO UC DAVIS
The most important effects of the ties between the two institutions were addressed in a dissemination day held at the Talca campus.

MANY JOINT PROJECTS SPRING FROM THE LINKS TO UC DAVIS
The most important effects of the ties between the two institutions were addressed in a dissemination day held at the Talca campus.

CINDA GOT TO KNOW THE QUALITY OF OUR ACADEMIC WORK
Vice president Gilda Carrasco talked about the vast experience of our academic institution in quality assurance at a meeting, in Uruguay.

RENEWABLE ENERGY SYMPOSIUM GATHERED EXPERTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Renowned experts discussed about this matter and the new challenges for the country and the world. At the same time took place the energy fair and lab tours at the department of engineering.

JOSÉ MUJICA TO BE GRANTED AN HONORARY DOCTORATE
It was confirmed that the former president of Uruguay will travel in october, during the celebration of our university’s 35th anniversary, to receive the highest recognition for his contribution in the field of political science.

EXPERT: "CHILE SHOULD GIVE A LICENSE TO SERVE AS SCHOOL DIRECTOR"
At the launching of the educational leadership development center (CEDLE), formed by the universities Católica of Temuco, Talca, Alberto Hurtado and Diego Portales, in collaboration with UC Berkeley and the government’s department of education, the first CEDLE international seminar: new trends of teaching leadership, was held at the Talca campus of our academic institution.

GERMAN AMBASSADOR HIGHLIGHTED THE POSSIBILITIES OF INTENSIFYING COOPERATION
After visiting the Curicó and Talca campuses, the diplomat was impressed by the quality of the academic work and the strong ties with German universities.

PRESIDENT PROPOSED OBLIGATORY ACCREDITATION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Speaking at a seminar in the senate, Alvaro Rojas, president of our university, said that a mechanism should be established for the entire system of higher education in the country.

CORPORATION WILL IMPLEMENT REGIONAL TRANSPARENCY OBSERVATORY
Following the signing of an agreement with the national council for transparency, president Alvaro Rojas said that contributing in that area "is a way of improving the quality of public management".

CITRA TRANSFERS IRRIGATION TECHNIQUES TO SMALL FARMERS IN LINARES
Training actions seek to improve the efficiency of water use, according to the objectives of a project developed jointly with the regional government and the municipality of Linares.

CORPORATION REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES
It is not only about separating trash for recycling, but also to raise awareness in the internal community on all campuses and to export this model to the environment. In the same breath, it helps disseminate the law to encourage recycling.

NEW DEVICE DESIGNED TO RECOVER HEAT AND PREVENT HOME POLLUTION
The equipment has the advantage of using low cost elements in its manufacture compared to the existing ones worldwide. It is currently in the prototype stage.

PRESIDENT HIGHLIGHTED THE CLOSENESS OF FORMER HEAD OF STATE AYLWIN WITH THE UNIVERSITY
“It is a great loss for democracy, for the country and for latin america,” said alvaro rojas on the death of the former country’s president at 97 years of age.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE PARTICIPATES IN EXHIBITION AT THE BERLIN ACADEMY OF ARTS
Our corporation is the only university in south america in this international exhibition dedicated to public spaces. The academic work of professors and students was presented.

EFFECTIVENESS OF ALTERNATIVE SENTENCES TO PRISON UNDER ANALYSIS
A fondecyt project, by academic sebastián salinero, seeks to evaluate the design of the law that introduces measures to promote social reintegration.

UNIVERSITY EXHIBITED TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS IN IFT-AGRO FAIR
Our corporation showed advanced innovations developed for agriculture and agro-industry. The activity was inaugurated by president Michelle Bachelet, and university president Álvaro Rojas.

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT DEMANDED CLARITY ABOUT FUNDING OF UNIVERSITIES
Álvaro Rojas highlighted progress made by the corporation; made proposals regarding the new law on higher education and the autonomy of public universities.

JOSÉ MIGUEL INSULZA OPENED THE ACADEMIC YEAR IN TALCA
"The political system is in crisis and this is due in large part to the inequality that exists in chile," said the former secretary of internal affairs during his master class.

OUR CORPORATION JOINS NEW CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
The center - financed by the Mineduc- is integrated by three other academic institutions of the country, together with the University of Berkeley, USA.

PROJECT STUDIES HOW POLLEN INFLUENCES THE QUALITY OF WINES
Scientists are studying in molecular genetics a formula to correct the defects of the vine before the faulty fruit, that would affect wine production, germinates.

VISIT OF AMBASSADOR OF KOREA INSPIRES BILATERAL COLLABORATION
Yu Ji-Eun said to seek exchanges with academic institutions of his country. “The Universidad de Talca is looking towards the great university models and that’s what Korea is today,” said president Álvaro Rojas.

SCIENTISTS TO GENERATE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FOREST RESOURCES
Researchers were awarded Conaf funding aimed at initiatives that help to preserve, increase and recover this type of forests.

PROJECT SEEKS TO TRANSFER ENERGY MORE EFFICIENTLY
The Fondecyt initiative will contribute to find solutions so that the energy generated from renewable sources is added reliably to the power grid, getting the best possible performance.

INSTITUTION SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT OF PARAGUAY
The agreement, developed by the department of juridical sciences, includes joint research, seminars, teaching rights of children and adolescents programs, and public policies.

STUDY SEEKS TO DESCRIBE THE MECHANISMS AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEURAL CIRCUITS
Fondecyt project seeks to decipher changes of the nervous system as it progresses, and also to explain the origin of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.

NEW ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM FOR THE CORPORATION
The implementation of the Sap–utalca project has become an institutional milestone. It will streamline processes and promote a cultural change, in coherence with the objective of advancing towards complexity.

GROWING COLLABORATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF SIEGEN
ULF Richter, chancellor of that German Institution, met with president Álvaro Rojas to expand the current joint work between both corporations.

INSTITUTION TO TRAIN TEACHERS IN SCIENCE TEACHING
President Álvaro Rojas highlighted that through this specialization course, the university reinforces its permanent commitment to support teachers and schoolchildren.

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS WILL REPRESENT CHILE
President Michelle Bachelet, authorities and academics highlighted the university for coming up with the “against the tide” initiative, which will be showcased at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

UNIVERSITY TO STRENGTHEN ITS MANAGEMENT, TEACHING AND LINKING
Within the agreement framework with the mineduc work will be done networking with the cuech corporations. A multi-year plan linked to the strategic plan of our institution will also be created.

ENGINEERING DISSEMINATES KNOWLEDGE ON POWER ELECTRONICS
Through a project with the University of Nottingham, our corporation organized tutorials seminars on this scientific area for academics and students of the country.

URBAN TREES ARE A LOW COST OPTION TO MITIGATE THE CLIMATE CHANGE
A project by the department of forest sciences showed this in three sectors of Talca, where temperature, relative humidity, particulate matter, noise and UV radiation were analyzed.

STUDENTS APPRECIATED GRATUITY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Authorities and academics highlighted the executive’s emblematic reform is, along with students who were benefited by this public policy.

REGIONAL COUNCILMEN LEARN ABOUT REGIONAL INNOVATION PROJECTS
Authorities of our university showed some of the results and impacts achieved by the seven fic-r projects, which are funded by the regional government.

NEW REGULAR FONDECYT PROJECTS AWARDED TO ACADEMICS
The result positioned our institution among the 9 universities in the country with more research initiatives approved in this conicyt’s annual activity.

CREATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY CENTER PLANNED
The initiative was supported by state secretary Paul Badenier. The University Of Leipzig, Germany, will also be involved.

PROTEINS STUDIED IN ORDER TO GENERATE NEW MEDICAMENTS
Fondecyt project explores the behavior of biomolecules and their interaction with other elements generated at the cellular level, which would enable them to fight disease.

RESEARCHER FROM UTALCA DETECTED ALGAE THAT POLLUTE LAKE VICHUQUÉN
The concentration of nutrients in the shallow zone and high temperature of the water are factors that trigger the problem, according to iris pereira, academic from the academic institution of the maule region.

ACADEMIC PROPOSES MORE CONTROL AND STUDIES ON THE CARCINOGENIC POTENTIAL OF PROCESSED FOOD
“There should be a stricter regulation of the components, preservatives, or other chemicals that are used in the food industry”, pointed out professor nelson brown, from the medical research centre of the utalca.

PROJECT WILL MEASURE WATER RESERVES IN THE MOUNTAINS
Using drones, scientists will determine the volume of accumulated snow. The initiative is funded by the government department of agriculture and will update the existing data.

WINE AND TOURISM: THE POTENTIAL OF A PROMISING STRATEGIC ALLIANCE
Not only beverages desired by the whole world are produced around the wine industry. It is also possible to develop new sources of activities.

THE CULTURAL TOUR TOURISTS CAN FOLLOW IN THE MAULE REGION
A wide diversity of choices can be found by the tourists that arrive to this area of the country, from the opportunity to appreciate the works of great painters and sculptors up to enjoy wine tourism and the local-color festivals.

SEMINAR ADDRESSED THE IMPACT OF THE CARIGNAN VARIETY IN THE MAULE REGION AND THE DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN
The activity is part of a project from the innovation for competitiveness fund program, with more than 100 million pesos (approximately us$ 140,000) in financing.



PROJECT ABOUT CARIGNAN VARIETY GENERATES NEW PRODUCTS


AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS ANALYZED THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
MORPHOLOGY LABORATORY IS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED IN THE COUNTRY
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