Centers of Excellence

The 22 UC Scientific Research Centers of Excellence have a key role in creating frontier knowledge, one of the main axes of our university. By expanding access to knowledge, generating dialogues and contributing to building the future of Chile and the world; opening spaces for connection and collaboration that contribute to internationalization, which will increase the volume and global impact of interdisciplinary projects led by UC researchers.

Centros

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UC Scientific Research Centers of Excellence

Biomedicine
ADVANCED CENTER FOR CHRONIC DISEASES – ACCDiS
Director: Sergio Lavandero
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CENTER FOR AGING AND REGENERATION – CARE UC
Director: Nibaldo Inestrosa
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER OF NEUROSCIENCE OF VALPARAÍSO – CINV
Director: Ramón Latorre
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE ON IMMUNOLOGY AND IMMUNOTHERAPY – IMII
Director: Alexis Kalergis
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Environment
CENTER FOR GENOME REGULATION – CGR
Director: Miguel Allende
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CENTER OF APPLIED ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY – CAPES
Director: Fabián Jaksic
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INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY – IEB
Director: Juan Armesto
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY – iBio
Director: Luis Larrondo
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY – IMO
Director: Osvaldo Ulloa
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RESEARCH CENTER FOR INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT – CIGIDEN
Director: Rodrigo Cienfuegos
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Astronomy
CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN ASTROPHYSICS AND ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGIES – CATA
Director: María Teresa Ruiz
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE OF ASTROPHYSICS – MAS
Director: Andrés Jordán
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Society
CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE – CJE
Director: Andrés Bernasconi
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CENTER FOR INTERCULTURAL AND INDIGENOUS RESEARCH – CIIR
Director: Pedro Mege
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CENTRE FOR SOCIAL CONFLICT AND COHESION STUDIES – COES
Director: María Luisa Méndez
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CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT – CEDEUS
Director: Juan Carlos Muñoz
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE FOR DEPRESSION AND PERSONALITY RESEARCH – MIDAP
Director: Juan Pablo Jiménez
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Energy
ANDEAN GEOTHERMAL CENTER OF EXCELLENCE – CEGA
Director: Diego Morata
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SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH CENTER – SERC CHILE
Director: Claudia Rahmann
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Technology
COMPLEX ENGINEERING SYSTEMS INSTITUTE – ISCI
Director: Leonardo Basso
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE FOR FOUNDATIONAL RESEARCH ON DATA – IMFD
Director: Marcelo Arenas
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MILLENNIUM INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN OPTICS – MIRO
Director: Aldo Delgado
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