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The UK currently holds the exclusive position of being the number one destination for “Becas Chile” scholarship holders.  

Since 2009, the Chilean government, through the National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT), has financed 3,963 Masters degrees abroad and 3,418 PhD international programmes. Universities from the UK have been able to secure 36% of these Master degrees and 26% of PhD programmes. 

The trend of choosing the UK as destination country to pursue further education abroad has been favourable for the UK. Being able to continue to advance this trend is of great importance for the British Council in Chile.

Priorities for Chile

During the last months of 2017 CONICYT announced strategic country priorities for 2017 and 2018 for its research efforts and to support advanced human capital development. The priorities declared were the following:

-       Mining

-       Water resources

-       Resilience towards natural disasters

-       Food & Health

-       Energy

-       Education and social development

Considering the above, British Council will host this seminar to showcase specific research that has been developed by UK universities or research groups in the aforementioned priority areas as well as postgraduate programmes in these areas.

The Seminar is focused towards graduate students who would like to purse a postgraduate degree (Masters or PhD) in the priority areas that have been established by CONICYT. 

Important:

- This is a FREE of charge Seminar. 

- This event will be in English and no translation will be provided

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Michael Tomlinson
Michael Tomlinson

Mr Tomlinson has worked at SES for 7 years. He is an internationally-recognised scholar in the field of higher education and the labour market and sociology of education having published extensively and disseminated this work through fora such as the high-quality journal articles, books and international academic conferences. He also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Education and Work, British Journal of Sociology of Education and Higher Education Policy and has acted as an external consultant on a Portuguese government-funded project on graduates’ labour market outcomes.

Allen Thurston
Allen Thurston

Allen Thurston is Professor of Education at Queen’s University Belfast, Director of the Centre for Evidence & Social Innovation and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Zhengzhou University, China. He is a former primary school teacher who has been researching how to improve literacy and numeracy in schools for about 20 years. His school-based work looks at how to raise attainment for those students from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds.

Lisa Coneyworth
Lisa Coneyworth

Dr Lisa Coneyworth is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr Coneyworth is the MSc Nutritional Sciences Course Director and is involved in teaching and learning across Nutritional Sciences, Clinical Nutrition, Advanced Dietetic Practice, Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology. She is a 2018 Lord Dearing Award winner in recognition of her outstanding contribution to enhancing the student learning experience at the University of Nottingham.

Neil Stuart
Neil Stuart

Dr Stuart is the Director of the MSc programmes in GIS and Earth Observation. He has over 25 years experience as an academic supervising international students for PhD and MSc degrees in areas of water resources, GIS and sustainable use of natural resources. He is a member of the University’s WaTeREd Network
the University’s Global Development Academy and the School of GeoSciences’ Hazards Research Group. Dr Stuart works extensively in Central and South America; He is presently an active member of a team building the international network for the GCRF project Communication with Hazard Maps in Central America

Peter Convey
Peter Convey

Dr Convey is a terrestrial ecologist with almost 30 years’ experience of working with BAS and in a wide range of polar environments (18 Antarctic summers and one winter, multiple Arctic (Svalbard) field or teaching periods, as well as several field periods in southern Chile, tropical Brazil, Namibia and New Zealand). He is also Deputy Chair of the current University of Cambridge-BAS DTP and he has been an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham since 2000, a Guest Lecturer at UNIS, Svalbard, and a Visiting Professor at the National Antarctic Research Centre, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2006-2017)

Fayyaz Ali Memon
Fayyaz Ali Memon

Dr Memon is an associate professor in sustainable water management and the Director for International and Development for the engineering discipline at the University of Exeter. He is also the programme director for the Masters in Science Programme and an associate editor for the British Journal of Environment and Climate Change.

Stephen Edwards
Stephen Edwards

Dr Edwards is an Earth Scientist at University College London (UCL) and the Deputy Director of the UCL Hazard Centre. He specialises in the teaching, assessment and management of risk associated with natural and environmental hazards and natural resources, particularly multiple hazards, volcanism, water and mining waste. He has over 25 years of research, teaching, training and knowledge exchange experience throughout the world, and has held academic positions at universities in the UK, Canada, Hong Kong and Papua New Guinea.