Important research projects with a high regional, national and international impact are carried out by the University of Magallanes (UMAG), some with several years of execution and others, more recent, with a projection of up to 10 years.
This is the case with the Implementation of the Cape Horn International Center CHIC, fence subantarctic located in Port Williams, which is already built. This scientific pole will also host the research worka educational project which will take place from year 2023through technical careers which will be taught in the center.
The institution is also working, for example, on a prototype of warning system for reduce the impact of floods relating to glaciers. And in an initiative of Improve the quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. Also in the estimating the carbon footprint in sheep of the Magallanes Region and Chilean Antarctica. Also, they study infantile attachment and its relation with the psychological and physiological well-being.
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These are just some of the 50 scientific initiatives underway, with funding exceeding 26 billion pesos, from national and regional public bodies, such as the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Magallanes Regional Council.
The research director of UMAG, Sergio Radic stated that “our research work is carried out in various fields which include the Antarctic science Y subantarcticthe development of clean energiesas he is green hydrogen; the Health Scienceswhere he has worked ever since traditional medicinebut also with biomedicine, bioinformatics and support the Covid-19 analysis And Research in this area “.