UDD’s Doctoral Program in Social Complexity Sciences has now begun

Sunday, 10 August, 2014 | NEWS


From over 120 applicants, five students were selected to begin Universidad del Desarrollo’s Doctorate in Social Complexity Sciences, which started on August and will have a duration of four years.

The selected students are (from left to right in the photo):

  • Jarnish Beltrán, Ph.D. in Mathematics, Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
  • Sammy Brodny, B.A. in History and Political Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
  • Cristián Candia, B.Sc. in Physics and M.Sc., Universidad de Concepción.
  • Jorge Castillo, B.Sc in Mathematical Engineering, Universidad de Concepción.
  • Víctor Landaeta, B.Sc in Physics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

The purpose of the doctoral program is to train researchers to work in a broad range of disciplines which have a high impact on social sciences. The program focuses on subjects such as economics, political science, anthropology, evolutionary psychology and social neuroscience, with the aim of achieving a unified and comprehensive understanding of human behavior.

This program was developed by the Research Center for Social Complexity (CICS in spanish), the Faculty of Government’s Center for Public Policy (CPP in Spanish), and in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Medicine.

The students accepted in the program were awarded full tuition scholarships and monthly stipends for the duration of the program. This will enable them to fully immerse themselves in multidisciplinary research teams from the beginning of the program.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,