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The Central Research Division (Dirección General de Investigación) is in charge of the coordination and fostering of research at the Catholic University of Colombia.

  • To coordinate and manage the University Research System.
  • To cooperate with the design and implementation of different programs and activities in order to develop students’ skills in research, development and innovation (ID+I).
  • To promote the design and implementation of programs and activities contributing to develop professors’ skills in ID+I.
  • To support research centers, groups and hotbeds linked to the curricular options available in the University faculties and departments.
  • To encourage the creation and development of ID+I projects focused on the study and development of alternative solutions to national and international issues.
  • To promote the coordination between apprenticeship and research.
  • To foster the development of research divulgation activities and their results.
  • To encourage research internationalization through collaborative resarch with foreign institutions.

Research Centers

Academic Discipline Director E-mail
Design Hernando Verdugo Reyes hverdugo@ucatolica.edu.co / caduquino@ucatolica.edu.co
Law Álvaro Echeverry Uruburu / Oscar Alexis Aguillón Duarte smmartinez@ucatolica.edu.co / oaaguillon@ucatolica.edu.co
Administrative and Economic Sciences José Fernando Ortiz jfortizr@ucatolica.edu.co
Engineering Edwin Daniel Durán Gaviria edduran@ucatolica.edu.co
Psychology Idaly Barreto ibarreto@ucatolica.edu.co
Humanities Carlos Rubén Gélvez Higuera / Darwin Arturo Muñoz Buitrago crgelvez@ucatolica.edu.co / damunoz@ucatolica.edu.co
Basic Sciences Elixir William Barrera Bello ewbarrera@ucatolica.edu.co
Political Sciences Marcelo Velasco marcelovelasco@ucatolica.edu.co / cienciaspoliticas@ucatolica.edu.co

Project Bank

Projects that have been both approved and financed by the Catholic University of Colombia

Research groups and hotbeds

Partnership Projects