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From 2007 to 2009, faculty members completed 520 research programs in different areas. Currently, there are over 300 on-going research projects in the following areas:

Arts, Architecture and Communication

  • Urban Studies
  • Cultural Consumption
  • Urban Systems and Habitats in the Pacific Region
  • Film Adaptation
  • Biographical Journalism

Physical Sciences

  • Bird communities: aquatic and terrestrial Birds
  • Ant control
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Littoral bioerosion
  • Environmental pollution
  • The ecology of estuaries and mangroves in the Colombian Pacific zone
  • Thin particles with industrial application
  • Novel materials
  • Physics
  • Entomology

Business Administration

  • Organizational cultures
  • Socio-cultural logic and dynamics of contemporary corporate organizations
  • Management in the 21st century
  • Modernization of the state
  • Assessment of public policies
  • Decentralization and planning
  • Structural reform and banking in Latin America
  • Entrepreneurial development and international trade

Health Sciences

  • Tropical diseases
  • Genetics
  • First aid
  • Periodontal disease
  • Nursing
  • Studies of the brain
  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Population cancer registry
  • Human rehabilitation


  • Language and culture
  • Foreign languages
  • Cognitive schemes and reading comprehension
  • Human demography
  • Gender, women and society
  • Human development
  • Regional history
  • Democracy and school life
  • Ethics and human rights
  • Philosophy and science

Social and Economic Sciences

  • Collective action and social conflict
  • Human capital, information and labor markets
  • Regional socioeconomic condition
  • Regional financial system
  • Environmental policy
  • Local governments and social participation
  • Microeconomics and economic policy


  • Electronics, communication and information
  • Energy: fuels, hydroelectric and thermal production Water
  • Environment
  • Infrastructures
  • Industrial processes
  • Logistics
  • Biotechnology and agricultural food industrial processes
  • New materials
  • Science and food technology


  • Development of children’s scientific rationality
  • Humor and representation
  • Family and culture
  • The construction of knowledge in specific cultural contexts
  • Integral growth of youth

Education and Pedagogy

  • Didactics of mathematics
  • Mathematics education and scholastic problems
  • History of education
  • History of mathematics education
  • Educational policy and management of new technologies
  • Scientific knowledge and common knowledge
  • Systematizing of meaningful experiences
  • Physical education


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