CEFOP’s students receive scholarships from CONICYT

After a strict selection process, six members of the Center were selected to continue their education at Master’s and Doctoral programs at the University of Concepción.

A number of 2,836 students applied to the National Graduate Scholarship of the Program for Training Advanced Human Capital of CONICYT (National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research) for 2011. Among that big amount of young people, 875 stood out for its academic excellence, of which six are members of CEFOP.

They are: Esteban Sepúlveda and Miguel Angel Solis, who will begin the Doctoral Program in Physics, and Carlos Toro in the Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences with a major in Electrical Engineering. While Rodolfo Redlich and Felipe Pedreros will enter the Master’s Program in Engineering Sciences with a major in Electrical Engineering, and Sebastian Etcheverry to the Master in Physics. All the programs are taught by the Universidad de Concepción and combine with their work in the Center.

Miguel Angel Solis, said that being selected is very important because will allow him to dedicate entirely his < studies and research work, as the scholarship covers living expenses and the payment of his doctorate. He added, “I believe that belonging to CEFOP was a factor that favored me because being part of a team that has shown good results is an important support for a candidate”.

The Program for Training Advanced Human Capital is a government initiative that focuses its activities on supporting and strengthening the training of professionals in Chile and abroad in all areas of knowledge, through the National Graduate Scholarships, Abroad Graduate Scholarships, and Complementary Scholarship.

According to the report of CONICYT, this year the program selected 875 students as recipients of the National Graduate Scholarships, 591 of them to pursue doctoral studies, who will join more than 1,400 professionals owners of this scholarship. Meanwhile, the 284 selected to master programs meant an increase of 86% compared to beneficiaries in 2010, which will reach nearly a thousand professionals selected studying in the country.

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