Professors, occasional and permanent, signed the minutes that certify the economic support to study masters and doctorates.
Through the Scientific Training Financing Program, the University of Magdalena selected ten teachers who, through a call, will receive full or partial payment in tuition costs to pursue master’s degrees and doctorates.
Established in Superior Agreement No. 20 of 2017, this program seeks to improve the qualifications and scientific capacities of researchers and teachers of the Alma Mater. For the first time, under Rectoral Resolution 104 of 2022, professors participate in these calls.
“I never thought that as a professor I would have the opportunity to access a scholarship for scientific training,” described Colombia Jaramillo Botero, a specialist administrator, as she was one of the teachers selected for a scholarship in the Master’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism Management.
In total, six professors from nine candidates will be awarded scholarships with 100% and 70% of the tuition and will be part of the Master’s Degree in Sustainable Tourism Management, designed with the support of the STOREM Project, framed in the Erasmus + consortium, co-financed by the European Union.
Also, under Rectoral Resolution 116 of 2022, support is granted to beneficiaries of doctoral programs in strategic areas of competitiveness, health, quality of life, environment and sustainable development. Three occasional teachers and one administrative were selected.
One of them is the biologist Willinton Barranco Pérez, an occasional professor at the Faculty of Basic Sciences and a doctoral student in Natural Sciences for Development at the National University of Costa Rica. “It motivates us to continue producing research for the Region,” he said.
Under the Development Plan ‘UNIMAGDALENA COMROMETIDA 2020-2030’, support for postgraduate studies constitutes an opportunity to increase the generation of scientific knowledge, strengthening research capacities of graduates, professors and officials.