Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile

Located in the Region of La Araucanía, Chile, the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) is a state, public institution of higher learning, considered among the best universities in the country based on its remarkable indicators of quality and excellence. The university is a learning community dedicated to the creation of human capital in undergraduate and graduate studies, in the areas of continuing education development, scientific and technological research, the promotion and creation of the arts and cultural development, and the education of citizens able to confront the challenges of their time. It offers 43 undergraduate programs, 28 master programs, 10 doctoral programs, and various speciality programs. The university has over 9.000 students in its undergraduate programs, spread across six Faculties, and more than 800 students in its graduate programs. Furthermore, it fulfilled its challenge of providing a public guarantee for its quality assurance processes, consolidating its position as a comprehensive University, when it secured its fourth accreditation by the National Accreditation Commission (CNA) in five strategic areas for six years (2018-2024). The university’s mission is to contribute to the development of the region and the country through the generation and transmission of knowledge, the comprehensive education of professionals and postgraduates, and the promotion of arts and culture (See website: www.ufro.cl).

 Department of Civil Engineering

 The Faculty of Engineering and Sciences at UFRO seeks to train quality professionals and scientists, who contribute in an integral, creative and innovative way to the solution of scientific-technological problems of society. Therefore, the Faculty counts with ten departments (Physical Science; Chemical Sciences and Natural Resources; Chemical Engineering; Industrial and Systems Engineering; Mathematical Engineering; Computer Science; Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Mathematics and Statistics), 18 undergraduate and graduate programs, seven research centers and one scientific and technological nucleus. Furthermore, based on its research, links with the environment, innovation, technology transfer and internationalization, the Faculty assumes the commitment to make an effective contribution to the development of the Region of Araucanía and the country. As part of the Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, the Department of Civil Engineering strives to efficiently fulfilling the functions of teaching, research, and dissemination, the latter principally in the areas of Water Resources and Hydraulics, Construction Materials and Sustainable Construction, Construction Project Management, and Structures and Seismology. With its strong regional commitment and active relationship with the public and private sectors, the Department aims to consolidate itself as one of the training and technological development centers in the area of engineering and construction of greater importance in the south of Chile.


Research Projects in Natural Resources Management

  • Assessing spatio-temporal impacts of global change on water and biomass production processes at catchment scale: a synergistic approach based on remote sensing and coupled hydrological models to improve the sustainable management of forest ecosystems
  • Rainfall-Induced Landslides variations under extreme hydrometeorological conditions EXperiment: New Insights under climate change in South America (RILEx)

BSc, MSc, and Doctoral Programs relevant to CNRD


Francisco Salazar 1145, Temuco, Araucanía, Chile