The Director of research and postgraduate area of URACCAN, MSc. Francisco Perera.
Promoting identity development and regional strengthening from research-action
URACCAN's Research and Postgraduate team held the last working session of 2020, which addressed issues of institutional relevance, including the articulation of the 2021 Annual Operational Plan in relation to the Norwegian International Student and Academic Assistance Fund (SAIH).
The work agenda stipulated the development of the 2021 Annual Operational Plan of the Research and Postgraduate area, the review of the research incentive policy, the development of the regulations of insolvency research funds and the reorganization of research groups by areas of knowledge, for the visit of the evaluator pairs of the National Evaluation and Accreditation Council (CNEA).
In this regard, Master Francisco Perera, director of this area, explained that the working table contemplates the research actions to be carried out next year, with the unconditional collaboration of the SAIH agency. "As we know, SAIH has been the main funder since URACCAN was born, so we give a priority to the actions we developed with this entity," the official explained.
"Similarly, we work on the articulation of mechanisms to standard the application of insolvency funds to research, a new action that is intended to institutionalize with the new Strategic Plan 2021," the Director of Research and Postgraduate said.
Finally, Professor Perera assured that work is under way on a reorganization of the university's research groups, based on the guidelines of the National Council of Universities (UNC) for its member institutions.
"As part of the evaluations that we have initiated with the CNEA, new areas of knowledge have been standardized with which higher education institutions will be evaluated, so that, as a university, we are leading a process of reorganization of our institution's research groups in each of its campuses and extensions, so that we give way to the areas of knowledge that is being sent from the CNEA."