Friday was our day-long seminar of research presentations with our new Chilean colleagues. We have been learning about different aspects of Chilean higher education from the perspectives of faculty, members of organizations, and former students, in addition to our own observations of campuses and the march. At the end of the week, we were able to couch that knowledge in numbers and data.
We met at the engineering campus of the University of Chile. Alejandra Mizala, the scholar who coordinated the seminar with us, explained that the school of engineering is akin in some ways to a business school in the States because it also includes the study of organizations and management. Throughout the day, our students and University of Chile students and faculty presented their research for the group.