UIS

Public call for applications for condonable educational loans for research master's degrees and medical-surgical specializations

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Public Call to access condonable educational loans for research master’s degree studies and medical-surgical specialties. 

Formation of high-level human capital for the Department of Santander at the Universidad Industrial de Santander BPIN 2020000100536.

Potencial

Beneficiaries

Colombian professionals admitted to the research master’s degree programs and medical-surgical specializations included in this call and associated with the areas prioritized by the Department of Santander.

research

Master's programs

The amount for each beneficiary will be for a maximum period of two (2) years and for a maximum amount of EIGHTY MILLION PESOS ($80,000,000).

The following items will be funded:

Tuition payment support: a maximum amount of TWENTY MILLION PESOS  ($20,000,000) for the two (2) years. The remaining amount of the program tuition will be subsidized by the University.

Monthly support: Since these are full-time programs, support for the beneficiary’s support will be granted in the amount of TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS ($2,500,000) for up to 24 months, i.e., a total of $60,000,000.

Medical-surgical

Specializations

The amount for each beneficiary will be for a maximum period of three (3) years and for a maximum amount of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY SIX MILLION PESOS ($126,000,000).

The following items will be financed:

Tuition support: a maximum amount of THIRTY SIX MILLION AND THIRTY SIX MILLION PESOS ($36,000,000) for the three (3) years. The remaining tuition money will be subsidized by the University.

Monthly support: Since these are full-time programs, support for the beneficiary’s support will be granted in the amount of TWO MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS ($2,500,000) for up to 36 months, i.e., a total of $90,000,000.

ENGLISH TEST

Remote - Extraordinary

Institutional English proficiency test UIS: Remote mode.

  • Date: May 25, 2022.

  • Registration:May 23, 2022. Until 2:00 p.m.
  • Please note.
  • Duration:.
    • Written exam 2.5 hours in the morning (8:00-10:30 a.m.)
    • Oral exam 15 minutes in the adjunct day.

      Please don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry.

  • Exam value: 179,000 pesos.
  • Please do not worry, do not worry, do not worry.
  • Post office to request the payment receipt:
    • iladult@uis.edu.co
    • ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co

Aspects of the

Public Call

The applicant must be admitted to one of the programs associated with the focus to which the proposal is submitted and must not have begun studies.

RESEARCH

Master’s Program

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  • Application form properly filled out.
  • Resume, in the format established institutionally for this purpose. (Annex 1), with the annex of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described therein.
  • Copy of valid Colombian identity card or valid passport for foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format.
  • Copy of the diploma or copy of the undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by an institution of higher education recognized in Colombia. If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish if it is in a foreign language. The degrees must be validated by the National Ministry of Education of the Republic of Colombia in case the applicant will be pursuing a master’s degree in the area of health, law or any other area regulated by national regulations that require this administrative act.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during undergraduate studies, with mention of the weighted average. In the case of undergraduate graduates from the Universidad Industrial de Santander, it is not necessary to provide this document.
  • Payment receipt issued by the treasury of the Universidad Industrial de Santander for the current registration fee or receipt of deposit in the accounts authorized by the UIS.
  • If the advisory committee determines as a requirement the approval of the reading comprehension and written production test in Spanish, present the certificate of approval issued by the School of Languages of the UIS. The cost of the test is not included in the registration fee for the graduate program.
  • Two (2) confidential letters of academic reference, in sealed envelopes, sent directly to the coordination of the graduate program, according to the form established by the Universidad Industrial de Santander, which will be provided by the academic-administrative unit to which the master’s program is attached.
  • For research master’s degrees, certification of foreign language level equivalent to or higher than level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, according to standardized test or issued by the Language Institute of the UIS. This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents. (Dates for taking the proficiency test May 19 and 25, please request payment receipts in advance by e-mail to ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co).
  • Receipt of payment, issued by the UIS treasury, for the current value of the psycho-technical test or receipt of consignment in the accounts authorized by this same university, in the case that the Graduate Programs Advisory Committee of the academic-administrative unit has decided the presentation of such test.
  • In the case of research master’s degrees, a letter of endorsement from a research group or center of the UIS or a scientific institution with which there is an agreement in force, signed by the director of the same, and in which the applicant is presented to the program. The letter of endorsement consists of the commitment of the issuer to support the research work of the applicant and to assist in strengthening the conditions for the development of the degree work. The Graduate Programs Office will establish the reference model letter for this requirement and will send it to all graduate coordinators; this model may be adjusted to the needs of each graduate program, by the Graduate Programs Advisory Committee of each academic-administrative unit, provided that it does not undermine what is expressed in these regulations.

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SPECIALIZATIONS  

Medical-Surgical

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  • Application form properly filled out.
  • Resume, in the format established institutionally for this purpose. (Annex 1), with the annex of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described therein.
  • Copy of valid Colombian identity card or valid passport in the case of foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format.
  • Copy of the diploma or undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by an institution of higher education recognized in Colombia. If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish, if it is in a foreign language, and validated and approved by the Ministry of National Education, according to the current regulations established by the Ministry.
  • Receipt of payment issued by the treasury of the Universidad Industrial de Santander for the current value of the registration or receipt of consignment in the account authorized by the UIS.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during the undergraduate studies in Medicine, with the mention of the weighted average and the inclusion of information about the year of internship. If this document is issued in a foreign language, it must be duly translated into Spanish. It is not necessary to provide this document in the case of graduates with an undergraduate degree obtained at the Universidad Industrial de Santander.
  • Abrogated by Academic Council Agreement No 186 of August 28, 2015.
  • Modified by Academic Council Agreement No 013 of January 28, 2014. Certification of foreign language level equivalent or higher than level A1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, according to standardized test or issued by the Language Institute of the UIS. This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or those who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents. (Dates for competency exams May 31 and June 3, request payment receipts in advance by e-mail to ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co)

At the end of the registration period, the Medical Education Department of the School of Health will verify that all those registered in the process are registered in the information system; then, it will generate and send the credentials with the citation to the different tests to the applicants.

RESEARCH 

Master’s Programs

(Acuerdo de Consejo Académico 129 de 2022) Financial Calendar – Second semester 2022
Date Description
May 4th Publication of the call for registration.
May 4th Beginning of registration payment.
June 1th Deadline for payment of registration fee.
Academic Calendar-Second semester 2022
Date  Description
May 4th Publication of the call for registration.
Juneo 3th Registration closes (via internet).
June 8th Psycho-technical testing of applicants to programs that have required it.
June 10th FThe deadline for submitting the results of the psycho-technical tests to the graduate program coordinating offices is the deadline for submitting the results of the psycho-technical tests to the graduate program coordinating offices.
June 14th Beginning of the entrance exam.
June 16th Last day of the entrance exam.
June 21st Interviews.
June 23rd Publication of admission results.
* The master’s degree programs in History, Applied Mathematics and Microbiology will carry out the selection and admission process through the Acuerdo de Consejo Académico 129 de 2022 and will begin their program from the first academic semester of 2023.
: MEDICAL-SURGICAL  

Specializations

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Date Description
May 4th Registration opening for the Medical and Surgical Specializations of the School of Medicine for the year 2022.
July 29th Deadline for registration payment.
 August 4th Closing date of the registration platform.
August 5th  Verification of documentation and number of registrants at the School of Medicine.
August 9th Publication of the list of applicants who meet the requirements and are summoned to take the knowledge test.
August 11th Deadline for submitting replacements for candidates who were not included in the list of those summoned to take the knowledge test.
August 17th Publication of the final list of candidates who meet the requirements and are summoned to take the knowledge test.
August 25th Knowledge test (in-person)..
August 26th Publicación de resultados del examen de conocimientos.
Septiember 23rd Publication of the results of the knowledge test.
Septiember 26th Deadline for applicants to submit resume re-qualification requests.
Octuber 3rd Deadline for the School of Medicine to resolve applicants’ requests for resume re-qualification.
Octuber 4th Sending of the answers to the appeals for re-qualification of resumes and publication of the final score of the resume evaluation.
Octuber 4th Publication of selected candidates for the psycho-technical test and interview.
Octuber 10th to 13th Performance of a psycho-technical test.
Octuber 14th Deadline for submitting psycho-technical test results to the Office of Medical Education.
Octuber 18th to 25th Interviews
Octuber 27th Publication of the results of admission of new applicants with the approval of the Medical School Council.
November 8th    Last day for the acceptance of the place by the admitted applicants.

RESEARCH 

Master’s programs

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Department Challenge Strategic focus Quotas
Santander MImproving productivity and sustainability in the agricultural sectors with the greatest development potential in the department, through the development and transfer of knowledge and technologies with SRCTI members, in pursuit of equitable rural development. Strengthening of research, technological development, innovation or productivity centers or technology parks, in line with the department’s strategic focuses. F1 Biodiversity – biotechnology 8
 F2 Energy 8
 F3 Health 8
 F4 Agroindustry 8
F5 Manufacturing 8
F6 Turism 1
Total: 41
. ESPECIALIZACIONES  

Medical-Surgical

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Program Quotas
Specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics 1
Specialization in Internal Medicine 1
Specialization in Pathology 1
Specialization in Pediatrics 1
Total 4

RESEARCH 

Master’s Programs

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  • List of research master’s degrees associated with the focuses of the Department of Santander, included in the call for proposals:
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Academic Program Focus
1 Master’s Degree in Biology *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology
2 Master’s Degree in Basic Biomedical Sciences *F3 Health
3 Master in Economics and Development *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F3 Health *F6 Turism
4 Master’s Degree in Physics *F2  Energy *F3 Health
5 Master in Physical Therapy *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F3 Health
6 Master in Geophysics *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F2  Energy
7 Master’s Degree in History * *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F2  Energy *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing *F6 Turism
8 Maestría en Ingeniería Civil *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F2  Energy *F3 Health *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing *F6 Turism
9 Master’s Degree in Hydrocarbon Engineering *F2  Energy
10 Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering *F2  Energy *F3 Health *F5 Manufacturing
11 Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering and Computer Science *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F2  Energy *F3 Health *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing *F6 Turism
12 Maestría en Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones *F3 Health *F5 Manufacturing
13 Maestría en Ingeniería Eléctrica *F2  Energy *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing
14 Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering *F2  Energy *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing
15 Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering *F2  Energy *F3 Health *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing
16 Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F2  Energy * F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing
17 Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F2  Energy *F3 Health *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing
18 Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics * *F2  Energy *F3 Health *F4 Agroindustry
19 Master’s Degree in Mathematics *F3 Health *F4 Agroindustry
20 Master in Microbiology * *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F3 Health
21 Master’s Degree in Chemistry *F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology *F2  Energy *F3 Health *F4 Agroindustry *F5 Manufacturing
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* The master’s degree programs in History, Applied Mathematics and Microbiology will carry out the selection and admission process through the Academic Council Agreement 129 of 2022 and will begin their program from the first academic semester of 2023.


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Specializations

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  • List of the medical-surgical specializations included in the call for applications.
Programs
Specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics
Specialization in Internal Medicine
Specialization in Pathology
Specialization in Pediatrics
APPLICATION PROCEDURE

For the call

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Once admitted to a research master’s degree or a medical-surgical specialty involved in Miniencias call 07, candidates must submit within the deadline established in the schedule the documents in a single PDF file created in the following order:

  1. Application form properly filled out and signed. (ANNEX D).
  2. Letter signed by the applicant in which he/she declares under oath that he/she does not incur in any of the disqualifying conditions. (Sample candidate letter, ANNEX E).
  3. Presentation of supporting documents that validate qualifying requirements.
  4. Research proposal associated with one of the six areas prioritized by the Department of Santander.
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DOCUMENTS TO VALIDATE THE

Qualifying Requirements

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.Requirements to be met by the candidate and documents that validate this requirement at the University:

Candidate requirements Document to be presented to validate requirements
Having being born Colombia. Photocopy of the candidate’s identification document.

Demonstrating linkage to an entity of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTeI) or accredit CTeI products for the benefit of the department of Santander.

Certification signed by the legal representative of the SNCTeI entity of the department of Santander certifying its current or non-current contractual relationship or, Present the CTeI products for the benefit of the department of Santander.
Being admitted to one of the programs associated with the focus for which the proposal is being submitted and not have begun studies. Copy of the letter of admission to the postgraduate program related to the focus of the proposal, according to APPENDIX A of this call.
Submitting a proposal for a degree project articulated with one of the focuses prioritized for this call by the department of Santander. Document of the proposal of the degree work taking into account the content and specifications of the document established below.

Being registered in the national database of the Beneficiary Selection System for Social Programs.

– SISBEN, suministrada por el Departamento nacional de planeación – DNP, a la última fecha de corte.

Screenshot or PDF of Registration in SISBEN databases.

Click here for SISBEN website
Electoral certificate, in case of having voted in the last elections.  This support will be used as one of the tie-breaker criteria in Phase 3 evaluation.

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE

Research Proposal

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Research proposal: it corresponds to a text in which the applicant presents, in a concise manner, the research that he/she will carry out in the development of his/her medical-surgical specialization or master’s degree studies associated with one of the six areas prioritized by the Department of Santander, according to APENDIX A and B of this call for proposals.

The proposal should be submitted considering the following sections:

  • Presentation page: Title of the proposal, author, graduate program to which it is admitted and strategic focus of the Department of Santander to which the graduate program and the proposal are associated.
  • Statement of the research question.
  • Justification.
  • Marco Conceptual.
  • General Objective.
  • Specific objectives.
  • Research methodology.
  • Expected results and products of the research.
  • Contribution of the proposal to the strategic focus of the department of Santander..

Scientific technical support. This information should include the following:

  1. Name of the research group that supports the proposal, current classification (according to the most recent call for Minciencias), summary of the conformation and trajectory. Include the link for consultation in GrupLac and submit as an attachment the letter of support signed by the director of the research group.
  2. Name of the director of the proposal and current classification (according to the most recent call for Minciencias). Include the CVLac consultation link and submit as an attachment the letter of support signed by the director.
  3. In case the postgraduate program to which the applicant was admitted is accredited, the number of the resolution of high quality accreditation of the program, issued by the Ministry of National Education, must be provided.
    • Bibliography: it is recommended to use the APA citation system., 6° Ed.
    • Appendixes: In order to verify and assign the points corresponding to the criterion of technical and scientific support of the proposal, the applicant must attach the following documents:
      • Letter of endorsement signed by the director of the Research Group that supports the proposal, according to the model proposed in the (APPENDIX E).
      • Letter of intent signed by the professor who will direct the research work, member of the group that endorses the proposal, according to the model proposed in APPENDIX E.
      • If applicable, copy of the resolution of high quality accreditation of the program to which the student was admitted, issued by the Ministry of National Education.
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 If these annexes are not included, the evaluators will not be able to award the respective score. Notice 1: The proposal must be submitted in Arial 11 point font format; double-spaced and with a maximum length of 3000 words or 10 pages, not including bibliography and annexes.. Notice 2: All information and documentation provided to register for the call for applications is confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than the performance of the evaluation. The process will be covered by confidentiality and no conflict of interest clauses.

DISQUALIFYING

Conditions  

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  • In order to have a master’s degree or a medical-surgical specialty degree or a higher degree than the one offered in this call.
  • Having started semesters of study of their master’s degree program or medical-surgical specialty.
  • Having funding for the development of the master’s degree program or medical-surgical specialty.
  • The research proposal does not respond to the priorities prioritized by the Department of Santander.
  • The program to which he/she was admitted is not part of the list of programs offered in numeral 3 of this call.

CONTACT LIST OF

program coordinators

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Directory of programs and coordinators of research master’s programs that will participate in the call for proposals 07 of MINCIENCIAS
Program
Coordinador
Telephone Extension
E-mail
Secretary’s E-mail
Master’s Degree in Biology Nelson Facundo Rodríguez López 1238 fisionel@uis.edu.co maestriabiologia@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Basic Biomedical Sciences Mario Felipe Negrette Guzmán 3180 maneguz@uis.edu.co maebiomedicas@uis.edu.co
Master in Economics and Development  Gonzalo Alberto Patiño Benavides 1163 gpatino@uis.edu.co maeconomiadesarrollo@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Physics David Alejandro Miranda Mercado 1142 dalemir@uis.edu.co docfis@uis.edu.co
Master in Physical Therapy  Liliana Carolina Ramírez Ramírez 3147 licarami@uis.edu.co escftp@uis.edu.co
Master in Geophysics José David Sanabria Gómez 2742 jsanabri@uis.edu.co docfis@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in History * Fabio Vladimir Sánchez 2637 fabiosac@uis.edu.co maestriaenhistoria@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering  Álvaro Viviescas Jaimes 2355 alvivija@uis.edu.co maestriacivil@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Hydrocarbon Engineering Emiliano Ariza León 2718 earizal@uis.edu.co mhidroca@uis.edu.co; especializacioneseip@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering  Oscar Andrés Vargas Ceballos 1329  osavarce@uis.edu.co maestriametalurgia@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering and Computer Science Sonia Cristina Gamboa Sarmiento 2481 scgamboa@uis.edu.co posgrados.eisi@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering Carlos Augusto Fajardo Ariza 1060 cafajar@uis.edu.co maeingee@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
Maestría en Ingeniería Electrónica
Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Aura Cecilia Pedraza Avella 1127 – 2323 acecipe@uis.edu.co posgradosindustrial2@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Yesid Javier Rueda Ordoñez 2809 yjruedao@uis.edu.co maestriamecanica@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering Julio Pedraza 1081 posinqui.coordinador@uis.edu.co  posinqui@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Mathematics Jorge Enrique Fiallo Leal 2591 jfiallo@uis.edu.co cgaravit@uis.edu.co matematicas.posgrado@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics * Guillermo Alfonso González Villegas 2745 guillego@uis.edu.co docfis@uis.edu.co
Master in Microbiology * Clara Inés Sánchez Suárez 3150 cisanche@uis.edu.co  mscmicrobiologia@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Chemistry Fernando Martínez Ortega 1399 fmartine@uis.edu.co posqui@uis.edu.co
Directory of programs and coordinators of medical-surgical specialties that will participate in the call for applications 07 of MINCIENCIAS
Program
Coordinator
Ext.
E-mail
Secretary’s e-mail
Specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics Jackeline Jaimes Becerra 3103 jaimesb@uis.edu.co dptogine@uis.edu.co
Specialization in Internal Medicine Juan Carlos Urrego Rubio 3105 jurrego@uis.edu.co posmedinterna@uis.edu.co
Specialization in Pathology Gabriel Eduardo Pérez García 3160 geperezg@uis.edu.co deppat@uis.edu.co
Specialization in Pediatrics German Lauro Pradilla Arenas 3102-3302 gerlapa@uis.edu.co depped@uis.edu.co

* The master’s degree programs in History, Applied Mathematics and Microbiology will carry out the selection and admission process through the Academic Council Agreement 129 of 2022 and will begin their program from the first academic semester of 2023.

CONDITIONS FOR

Training

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The conditions for human capital formation for the Regions are established in the terms of reference for Facility 1:

  • Master’s degree or medical-surgical specialties, established for the Call of the Science, Technology and Innovation Fund of the General System of Royalties for the Conformation of a List of Eligible Project Proposals aimed at the Formation of High Level Human Capital for the Regions. More information.
Criterios Subcriterio Puntaje Máximo

Calidad  y coherencia

Formulación y antecedentes de la pregunta de investigación: contribución de la pregunta de investigación planteada a la generación de nuevo conocimiento. Claridad y sustento de los fundamentos científicos. Concreción de la o las preguntas de investigación e hipótesis planteada.

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Coherencia en la estructuración de la propuesta de trabajo de grado: articulación y coherencia entre la pregunta de investigación, los objetivos, el diseño metodológico, el cronograma de actividades y los productos esperados.

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Resultados   esperados

Productos de CTeI: productos de nuevo conocimiento y de desarrollo tecnológico e innovación y de apropiación social del conocimiento que se esperan obtener a partir de la propuesta de trabajo de grado

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Articulación de la propuesta de trabajo de grado

Contribución de la propuesta de trabajo de grado del candidato con el foco estratégico del departamento de Santander

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Respaldo técnico – científico 1

Grupo de investigación que soporta la propuesta del candidato (hasta 8 puntos) (Escala: Grupo A1: 8 puntos, Grupo A: 6 puntos, Grupo B: 4 puntos, Grupo C: 2 puntos, Reconocido: 1 punto, No reconocido: 0 puntos)

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Tutor que soporta la propuesta del candidato (hasta 5 puntos)

(Escala: Senior o Emérito: 5 puntos, Asociado: 3 puntos, Junior: 1 punto, Sin Clasificación: 0 puntos)

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Calidad del programa académico a realizar (hasta 2 puntos)

(Escala: Programa acreditado alta calidad: 2 puntos, Programa no acreditado: 0 puntos)

2
Total  100

[1] El profesor que manifiesta la intención de dirigir la propuesta deberá ser integrante del grupo de investigación que la avala. Se aclara que la designación oficial del director de trabajo de grado de especialización médico quirúrgica y el de maestría se ceñirá a lo reglamentado en los artículos 74 y 98 del Reglamento General de Posgrado de la UIS y estará a cargo del Comité Asesor de Programas de Posgrado, con sujeción a los requisitos establecidos en los Artículos 75 y 99 del mismo reglamento.

Aspects of the

Public Call

The applicant must be admitted to one of the programs associated with the focus to which the proposal is submitted and must not have begun studies.

RESEARCH

Master’s Program

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  • Application form properly filled out.
  • Resume, in the format established institutionally for this purpose. (Annex 1), with the annex of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described therein.
  • Copy of valid Colombian identity card or valid passport for foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format.
  • Copy of the diploma or copy of the undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by an institution of higher education recognized in Colombia. If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish if it is in a foreign language. The degrees must be validated by the National Ministry of Education of the Republic of Colombia in case the applicant will be pursuing a master’s degree in the area of health, law or any other area regulated by national regulations that require this administrative act.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during undergraduate studies, with mention of the weighted average. In the case of undergraduate graduates from the Universidad Industrial de Santander, it is not necessary to provide this document.
  • Payment receipt issued by the treasury of the Universidad Industrial de Santander for the current registration fee or receipt of deposit in the accounts authorized by the UIS.
  • If the advisory committee determines as a requirement the approval of the reading comprehension and written production test in Spanish, present the certificate of approval issued by the School of Languages of the UIS. The cost of the test is not included in the registration fee for the graduate program.
  • Two (2) confidential letters of academic reference, in sealed envelopes, sent directly to the coordination of the graduate program, according to the form established by the Universidad Industrial de Santander, which will be provided by the academic-administrative unit to which the master’s program is attached.
  • For research master’s degrees, certification of foreign language level equivalent to or higher than level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, according to standardized test or issued by the Language Institute of the UIS. This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents. (Dates for taking the proficiency test May 19 and 25, please request payment receipts in advance by e-mail to ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co).
  • Receipt of payment, issued by the UIS treasury, for the current value of the psycho-technical test or receipt of consignment in the accounts authorized by this same university, in the case that the Graduate Programs Advisory Committee of the academic-administrative unit has decided the presentation of such test.
  • In the case of research master’s degrees, a letter of endorsement from a research group or center of the UIS or a scientific institution with which there is an agreement in force, signed by the director of the same, and in which the applicant is presented to the program. The letter of endorsement consists of the commitment of the issuer to support the research work of the applicant and to assist in strengthening the conditions for the development of the degree work. The Graduate Programs Office will establish the reference model letter for this requirement and will send it to all graduate coordinators; this model may be adjusted to the needs of each graduate program, by the Graduate Programs Advisory Committee of each academic-administrative unit, provided that it does not undermine what is expressed in these regulations.

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SPECIALIZATIONS  

Medical-Surgical

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  • Application form properly filled out.
  • Resume, in the format established institutionally for this purpose. (Annex 1), with the annex of the certificates and copies of documents that corroborate what is described therein.
  • Copy of valid Colombian identity card or valid passport in the case of foreigners.
  • Recent document type photo, preferably in digital format.
  • Copy of the diploma or undergraduate degree certificate required by the program, issued by an institution of higher education recognized in Colombia. If the applicant has a degree from a foreign university, it must be duly apostilled and translated into Spanish, if it is in a foreign language, and validated and approved by the Ministry of National Education, according to the current regulations established by the Ministry.
  • Receipt of payment issued by the treasury of the Universidad Industrial de Santander for the current value of the registration or receipt of consignment in the account authorized by the UIS.
  • Certificate of the grades obtained during the undergraduate studies in Medicine, with the mention of the weighted average and the inclusion of information about the year of internship. If this document is issued in a foreign language, it must be duly translated into Spanish. It is not necessary to provide this document in the case of graduates with an undergraduate degree obtained at the Universidad Industrial de Santander.
  • Abrogated by Academic Council Agreement No 186 of August 28, 2015.
  • Modified by Academic Council Agreement No 013 of January 28, 2014. Certification of foreign language level equivalent or higher than level A1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, according to standardized test or issued by the Language Institute of the UIS. This certification will not be required for those applicants who are native speakers of a foreign language or those who have obtained a university degree in a foreign language, according to the description of such studies in the corresponding documents. (Dates for competency exams May 31 and June 3, request payment receipts in advance by e-mail to ilenguas.recursos@uis.edu.co)

At the end of the registration period, the Medical Education Department of the School of Health will verify that all those registered in the process are registered in the information system; then, it will generate and send the credentials with the citation to the different tests to the applicants.

RESEARCH 

Master’s Programs

(Acuerdo de Consejo Académico 129 de 2022) Financial Calendar – Second semester 2022
Date Description
May 4th Publication of the call for registration.
May 4th Beginning of registration payment.
June 1th Deadline for payment of registration fee.
Academic Calendar-Second semester 2022
Date  Description
May 4th Publication of the call for registration.
Juneo 3th Registration closes (via internet).
June 8th Psycho-technical testing of applicants to programs that have required it.
June 10th FThe deadline for submitting the results of the psycho-technical tests to the graduate program coordinating offices is the deadline for submitting the results of the psycho-technical tests to the graduate program coordinating offices.
June 14th Beginning of the entrance exam.
June 16th Last day of the entrance exam.
June 21st Interviews.
June 23rd Publication of admission results.
* The master’s degree programs in History, Applied Mathematics and Microbiology will carry out the selection and admission process through the Acuerdo de Consejo Académico 129 de 2022 and will begin their program from the first academic semester of 2023.
: MEDICAL-SURGICAL  

Specializations

. (Acuerdo de Consejo Académico 100 de 2022).
Date Description
May 4th Registration opening for the Medical and Surgical Specializations of the School of Medicine for the year 2022.
July 29th Deadline for registration payment.
 August 4th Closing date of the registration platform.
August 5th  Verification of documentation and number of registrants at the School of Medicine.
August 9th Publication of the list of applicants who meet the requirements and are summoned to take the knowledge test.
August 11th Deadline for submitting replacements for candidates who were not included in the list of those summoned to take the knowledge test.
August 17th Publication of the final list of candidates who meet the requirements and are summoned to take the knowledge test.
August 25th Knowledge test (in-person)..
August 26th Publicación de resultados del examen de conocimientos.
Septiember 23rd Publication of the results of the knowledge test.
Septiember 26th Deadline for applicants to submit resume re-qualification requests.
Octuber 3rd Deadline for the School of Medicine to resolve applicants’ requests for resume re-qualification.
Octuber 4th Sending of the answers to the appeals for re-qualification of resumes and publication of the final score of the resume evaluation.
Octuber 4th Publication of selected candidates for the psycho-technical test and interview.
Octuber 10th to 13th Performance of a psycho-technical test.
Octuber 14th Deadline for submitting psycho-technical test results to the Office of Medical Education.
Octuber 18th to 25th Interviews
Octuber 27th Publication of the results of admission of new applicants with the approval of the Medical School Council.
November 8th    Last day for the acceptance of the place by the admitted applicants.

RESEARCH 

Master’s programs

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Department Challenge Strategic focus Quotas
Santander MImproving productivity and sustainability in the agricultural sectors with the greatest development potential in the department, through the development and transfer of knowledge and technologies with SRCTI members, in pursuit of equitable rural development. Strengthening of research, technological development, innovation or productivity centers or technology parks, in line with the department’s strategic focuses. F1 Biodiversity – biotechnology 8
 F2 Energy 8
 F3 Health 8
 F4 Agroindustry 8
F5 Manufacturing 8
F6 Turism 1
Total: 41
. ESPECIALIZACIONES  

Medical-Surgical

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Program Quotas
Specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics 1
Specialization in Internal Medicine 1
Specialization in Pathology 1
Specialization in Pediatrics 1
Total 4

RESEARCH 

Master’s Programs

.

  • List of research master’s degrees associated with the focuses of the Department of Santander, included in the call for proposals:

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Academic ProgramFocus
1Master’s Degree in Biology*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology
2Master’s Degree in Basic Biomedical Sciences*F3 Health
3Master in Economics and Development

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F3 Health

*F6 Turism

4Master’s Degree in Physics

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

5Master in Physical Therapy

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F3 Health

6Master in Geophysics

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F2  Energy

7Master’s Degree in History *

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F2  Energy

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

*F6 Turism

8Maestría en Ingeniería Civil

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

*F6 Turism

9Master’s Degree in Hydrocarbon Engineering*F2  Energy
10Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

*F5 Manufacturing

11Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering and Computer Science

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

*F6 Turism

12Maestría en Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones

*F3 Health

*F5 Manufacturing

13Maestría en Ingeniería Eléctrica

*F2  Energy

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

14Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering

*F2  Energy

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

15Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

16Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F2  Energy

* F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

17Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

18Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics *

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

*F4 Agroindustry

19Master’s Degree in Mathematics

*F3 Health

*F4 Agroindustry

20Master in Microbiology *

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F3 Health

21Master’s Degree in Chemistry

*F1 Biodiversity and Biotechnology

*F2  Energy

*F3 Health

*F4 Agroindustry

*F5 Manufacturing

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* The master’s degree programs in History, Applied Mathematics and Microbiology will carry out the selection and admission process through the Academic Council Agreement 129 of 2022 and will begin their program from the first academic semester of 2023.


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MEDICAL-SURGICAL  

Specializations

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  • List of the medical-surgical specializations included in the call for applications.
Programs
Specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics
Specialization in Internal Medicine
Specialization in Pathology
Specialization in Pediatrics



APPLICATION PROCEDURE

For the call

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Once admitted to a research master’s degree or a medical-surgical specialty involved in Miniencias call 07, candidates must submit within the deadline established in the schedule the documents in a single PDF file created in the following order:

  1. Application form properly filled out and signed. (ANNEX D).
  2. Letter signed by the applicant in which he/she declares under oath that he/she does not incur in any of the disqualifying conditions. (Sample candidate letter, ANNEX E).
  3. Presentation of supporting documents that validate qualifying requirements.
  4. Research proposal associated with one of the six areas prioritized by the Department of Santander.

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DOCUMENTS TO VALIDATE THE

Qualifying Requirements

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.Requirements to be met by the candidate and documents that validate this requirement at the University:

Candidate requirementsDocument to be presented to validate requirements
Having being born Colombia.Photocopy of the candidate’s identification document.

Demonstrating linkage to an entity of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTeI) or accredit CTeI products for the benefit of the department of Santander.

Certification signed by the legal representative of the SNCTeI entity of the department of Santander certifying its current or non-current contractual relationship or, Present the CTeI products for the benefit of the department of Santander.
Being admitted to one of the programs associated with the focus for which the proposal is being submitted and not have begun studies.Copy of the letter of admission to the postgraduate program related to the focus of the proposal, according to APPENDIX A of this call.
Submitting a proposal for a degree project articulated with one of the focuses prioritized for this call by the department of Santander.Document of the proposal of the degree work taking into account the content and specifications of the document established below.

Being registered in the national database of the Beneficiary Selection System for Social Programs.

– SISBEN, suministrada por el Departamento nacional de planeación – DNP, a la última fecha de corte.

Screenshot or PDF of Registration in SISBEN databases.

Click here for SISBEN website

Electoral certificate, in case of having voted in the last elections. This support will be used as one of the tie-breaker criteria in Phase 3 evaluation.



PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE

Research Proposal

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Research proposal: it corresponds to a text in which the applicant presents, in a concise manner, the research that he/she will carry out in the development of his/her medical-surgical specialization or master’s degree studies associated with one of the six areas prioritized by the Department of Santander, according to APENDIX A and B of this call for proposals.

The proposal should be submitted considering the following sections:

  • Presentation page: Title of the proposal, author, graduate program to which it is admitted and strategic focus of the Department of Santander to which the graduate program and the proposal are associated.
  • Statement of the research question.
  • Justification.
  • Marco Conceptual.
  • General Objective.
  • Specific objectives.
  • Research methodology.
  • Expected results and products of the research.
  • Contribution of the proposal to the strategic focus of the department of Santander..

Scientific technical support. This information should include the following:

  1. Name of the research group that supports the proposal, current classification (according to the most recent call for Minciencias), summary of the conformation and trajectory. Include the link for consultation in GrupLac and submit as an attachment the letter of support signed by the director of the research group.
  2. Name of the director of the proposal and current classification (according to the most recent call for Minciencias). Include the CVLac consultation link and submit as an attachment the letter of support signed by the director.
  3. In case the postgraduate program to which the applicant was admitted is accredited, the number of the resolution of high quality accreditation of the program, issued by the Ministry of National Education, must be provided.
    • Bibliography: it is recommended to use the APA citation system., 6° Ed.
    • Appendixes: In order to verify and assign the points corresponding to the criterion of technical and scientific support of the proposal, the applicant must attach the following documents:
      • Letter of endorsement signed by the director of the Research Group that supports the proposal, according to the model proposed in the (APPENDIX E).
      • Letter of intent signed by the professor who will direct the research work, member of the group that endorses the proposal, according to the model proposed in APPENDIX E.
      • If applicable, copy of the resolution of high quality accreditation of the program to which the student was admitted, issued by the Ministry of National Education.

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 If these annexes are not included, the evaluators will not be able to award the respective score.

Notice 1: The proposal must be submitted in Arial 11 point font format; double-spaced and with a maximum length of 3000 words or 10 pages, not including bibliography and annexes..

Notice 2: All information and documentation provided to register for the call for applications is confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than the performance of the evaluation. The process will be covered by confidentiality and no conflict of interest clauses.

DISQUALIFYING

Conditions  

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  • In order to have a master’s degree or a medical-surgical specialty degree or a higher degree than the one offered in this call.
  • Having started semesters of study of their master’s degree program or medical-surgical specialty.
  • Having funding for the development of the master’s degree program or medical-surgical specialty.
  • The research proposal does not respond to the priorities prioritized by the Department of Santander.
  • The program to which he/she was admitted is not part of the list of programs offered in numeral 3 of this call.

CONTACT LIST OF

program coordinators

.

For specific information to interested parties.

Directory of programs and coordinators of research master’s programs that will participate in the call for proposals 07 of MINCIENCIAS
Program
Coordinador
Telephone Extension
E-mail
Secretary’s E-mail
Master’s Degree in BiologyNelson Facundo Rodríguez López1238fisionel@uis.edu.comaestriabiologia@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Basic Biomedical SciencesMario Felipe Negrette Guzmán3180maneguz@uis.edu.comaebiomedicas@uis.edu.co
Master in Economics and Development Gonzalo Alberto Patiño Benavides1163gpatino@uis.edu.comaeconomiadesarrollo@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in PhysicsDavid Alejandro Miranda Mercado1142dalemir@uis.edu.codocfis@uis.edu.co
Master in Physical Therapy Liliana Carolina Ramírez Ramírez3147licarami@uis.edu.coescftp@uis.edu.co
Master in GeophysicsJosé David Sanabria Gómez2742jsanabri@uis.edu.codocfis@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in History *Fabio Vladimir Sánchez2637fabiosac@uis.edu.comaestriaenhistoria@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering Álvaro Viviescas Jaimes2355alvivija@uis.edu.comaestriacivil@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Hydrocarbon EngineeringEmiliano Ariza León2718earizal@uis.edu.co

mhidroca@uis.edu.co;

especializacioneseip@uis.edu.co

Master’s Degree in Materials Engineering Oscar Andrés Vargas Ceballos1329 osavarce@uis.edu.comaestriametalurgia@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering and Computer ScienceSonia Cristina Gamboa Sarmiento2481scgamboa@uis.edu.coposgrados.eisi@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Telecommunications EngineeringCarlos Augusto Fajardo Ariza1060cafajar@uis.edu.comaeingee@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
Maestría en Ingeniería Electrónica
Master’s Degree in Industrial EngineeringAura Cecilia Pedraza Avella1127 – 2323acecipe@uis.edu.coposgradosindustrial2@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Mechanical EngineeringYesid Javier Rueda Ordoñez2809yjruedao@uis.edu.comaestriamecanica@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in Chemical EngineeringJulio Pedraza1081posinqui.coordinador@uis.edu.co posinqui@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in MathematicsJorge Enrique Fiallo Leal2591jfiallo@uis.edu.co

cgaravit@uis.edu.co

matematicas.posgrado@uis.edu.co

Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics *Guillermo Alfonso González Villegas2745guillego@uis.edu.codocfis@uis.edu.co
Master in Microbiology *Clara Inés Sánchez Suárez3150cisanche@uis.edu.co mscmicrobiologia@uis.edu.co
Master’s Degree in ChemistryFernando Martínez Ortega1399fmartine@uis.edu.coposqui@uis.edu.co
Directory of programs and coordinators of medical-surgical specialties that will participate in the call for applications 07 of MINCIENCIAS
Program
Coordinator
Ext.
E-mail
Secretary’s e-mail
Specialization in Gynecology and ObstetricsJackeline Jaimes Becerra3103jaimesb@uis.edu.codptogine@uis.edu.co
Specialization in Internal MedicineJuan Carlos Urrego Rubio3105jurrego@uis.edu.coposmedinterna@uis.edu.co
Specialization in PathologyGabriel Eduardo Pérez García3160geperezg@uis.edu.codeppat@uis.edu.co
Specialization in PediatricsGerman Lauro Pradilla Arenas3102-3302gerlapa@uis.edu.codepped@uis.edu.co

* The master’s degree programs in History, Applied Mathematics and Microbiology will carry out the selection and admission process through the Academic Council Agreement 129 of 2022 and will begin their program from the first academic semester of 2023.

CONDITIONS FOR

Training


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The conditions for human capital formation for the Regions are established in the terms of reference for Facility 1:

  • Master’s degree or medical-surgical specialties, established for the Call of the Science, Technology and Innovation Fund of the General System of Royalties for the Conformation of a List of Eligible Project Proposals aimed at the Formation of High Level Human Capital for the Regions. More information.
Ciretrios de evaluación.

Calidad  y coherencia

Formulación y antecedentes de la pregunta de investigación: contribución de la pregunta de investigación planteada a la generación de nuevo conocimiento. Claridad y sustento de los fundamentos científicos. Concreción de la o las preguntas de investigación e hipótesis planteada.

Puntaje máximo: 40 puntos

Coherencia en la estructuración de la propuesta de trabajo de grado: articulación y coherencia entre la pregunta de investigación, los objetivos, el diseño metodológico, el cronograma de actividades y los productos esperados.

Puntaje máximo: 20 puntos

Resultados   esperados

Productos de CTeI: productos de nuevo conocimiento y de desarrollo tecnológico e innovación y de apropiación social del conocimiento que se esperan obtener a partir de la propuesta de trabajo de grado.

Puntaje máximo: 15 puntos

Articulación de la propuesta de trabajo de grado

Contribución de la propuesta de trabajo de grado del candidato con el foco estratégico del departamento de Santander

Puntaje máximo: 10 puntos

Respaldo técnico – científico 1

Grupo de investigación que soporta la propuesta del candidato (hasta 8 puntos) (Escala: Grupo A1: 8 puntos, Grupo A: 6 puntos, Grupo B: 4 puntos, Grupo C: 2 puntos, Reconocido: 1 punto, No reconocido: 0 puntos)

Puntaje máximo:8 puntos

Tutor que soporta la propuesta del candidato (hasta 5 puntos)

(Escala: Senior o Emérito: 5 puntos, Asociado: 3 puntos, Junior: 1 punto, Sin Clasificación: 0 puntos)

Puntaje máximo: 5 puntos

Calidad del programa académico a realizar (hasta 2 puntos)

(Escala: Programa acreditado alta calidad: 2 puntos, Programa no acreditado: 0 puntos)

Puntaje máximo: 2 puntos

Total   100

[1] El profesor que manifiesta la intención de dirigir la propuesta deberá ser integrante del grupo de investigación que la avala. Se aclara que la designación oficial del director de trabajo de grado de especialización médico quirúrgica y el de maestría se ceñirá a lo reglamentado en los artículos 74 y 98 del Reglamento General de Posgrado de la UIS y estará a cargo del Comité Asesor de Programas de Posgrado, con sujeción a los requisitos establecidos en los Artículos 75 y 99 del mismo reglamento.

Do you need more information?

Contact us

Postgraduate Programs Direction

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000 

Extension: 2944-1456

E-mails:

dirposgrados@uis.edu.co

leianher@uis.edu.co

Central Campus 
Bucaramanga, Santander

Carrera 27 calle 9 

Ciudad Universitaria

Edificio Administración 1, piso 1.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you need more information?

Contact us

Postgraduate Programs Direction

Telephone: +57 (607) 634 4000 

Extension: 2944-1456

E-mail:

dirposgrados@uis.edu.co

leianher@uis.edu.co

Central Campus UIS

Bucaramanga, Santander

Carrera 27 calle 9 

Ciudad Universitaria

Edificio Administración 1, piso 1.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you need more information?

Contact us

Postgraduate Programs Direction

Telephone:  +57 (607) 634 4000 

Extension: 2944-1456

E-mail: 

dirposgrados@uis.edu.co

leianher@uis.edu.co

Central Campus UIS

Bucaramanga, Santander

Carrera 27 calle 9 

Ciudad Universitaria

Edificio Administración 1, piso 1.

 

Office hours

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7:00 a.m. to 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.