Catholic University Extension Center
Catholic University Extension Center
On behalf of SoTox, Society of Toxicology of Chile, we cordially invite you to attend the
XII Congress of Toxicology in developing countries.
Toxicology for a harmonious and sustainable growth in developing countries
Toxicología para una armonía y crecimiento sostenible en países en desarrollo
We want this to become an opportunity for toxicologists to participate in a scientific forum of state of the art knowledge that can be applied to solve the many issues arising from unequal development.
Queremos que esto se convierta en una oportunidad para que los toxicólogos participen de un foro científico de conocimiento de última generación que se pueda aplicar para resolver los muchos problemas que surgen del desarrollo desigual.
The UC Alameda Extension Center is next to the main building of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in downtown Santiago.
El Centro de Extensión UC Alameda se encuentra junto al edificio principal de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Registration for the congress will be open by may 2023.
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For those who are looking for amazing landscapes, cultural diversity, delicious food, excellent wine and a great human experience with warm-hearted people, Chile is a must-see destination. Our country has a unique mixture of landscapes and different kinds of weather which delivers an incredible display of natural wonders, such as the Atacama desert, Patagonia and Easter Island.
People in Chile are connected to the world and open to change, without losing their values, that are always moving, with a young spirit and a hunger to learn – lovers of liberty and a respect for diversity. Chileans have a character instilled in them by their land. Each contrast determines a way of living and leaves its particular mark on the idiosyncrasies of a town that looks beyond, despite the distances imposed by geography.
The sustained economic growth over more than 25 years, along with globalization, has transformed the Chilean society, invigorated the middle class and improved the general expectations of the population. The 2013 Human Development Index report conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – which measured health, education and incomes – indicated that Chile is one of the emerging countries that has increased its human development the most over the recent decades. The diverse statistics analyzed in the report show that, in general, Chileans are satisfied with their lives. The majority (55%) consider that their lives are much better today than they were ten years ago, and the average ranking of satisfaction with their life, on a scale from 1-10, was 7.3.
With a privileged geography in terms of landscape variety, Chile welcomes foreigners with a perfect mix of natural beauty, social security, political stability, growing human development and modern infrastructure. Together, these features make our country one of the best travelling and living destinations in Latin America
Spanish is the official language and although spoken by all chileans, there are other languages or dialects still used by the different indigenous communities of the country. With Spanish inherited from the spanish conquistadores and the inclusion, over the years, of local and foreign expressions, our language developed its own particular nature. In this way, phonetic, syntactic and lexical traits helped to create our own words or “Chilenisms”. Despite the big changes, indigenous languages are still present reinforcing the identity of their peoples and inhabitants. In the northern Andean area, you can discover Aymara and Quechua. The Rapa Nui or Easter Island language enchants the Polynesian Easter Island. And Mapudungun covers some areas of the south of the country with a mystic aura, thanks to the Mapuche people. Social heritage and cultural tradition are intertwined to express the essence of the end of the world.
In Chilean society, religion plays an important role and has always been relevant in events throughout our history. The religious world in Chile sees Catholicism as the predominant faith. Its legacy can be admired in the rich architecture present throughout the country. The cathedral of Santiago is a landmark right at the heart of the capital. And the more than 400 churches made of wood in Chiloé, 16 of which were declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco, are a living testimony of it. In our society, a variety of beliefs and practices co-exist. Followers of the evangelical church, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Latter Day Saints, and Jews have discovered that our lands have a broad freedom of religion. There are religious festivities dedicated to the Patron Saints and to the Virgin and from this faith and traditional base, celebrations full of identity such as the Tirana or the Quasimodo Festivals are born.
Dynamic and cosmopolitan Santiago is a vital and versatile city. Home to many events showcasing the very best of Chilean culture, it also hosts superb international festivals of sound, flavor and color. About 30 % of people in Santiago are inmigrants, making this city a very cosmopolitan and diverse place. Santiago is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile’s largest and most densely populated region, the Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million. The city is entirely located in the country’s central valley. Climate is mediterranean: warm dry summers (November to March) with temperatures reaching up to 35 °C (95 °F) and cool to cold winters (June to August) with typical daily maximum temperatures of 14 °C (57 °F) and low temperatures near 0 °C (32 °F). April marks the beginning of fall with high temperatures that may range between 14 °C and 20 °C (68°F).
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He Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine. The local and universal historical context that the Church faced when the University was founded inspired the institution to train professionals who led Christian lives and who could renew energies for the coming generations. The University’s mission is for “Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to reach excellence in the creation and transference of knowledge and educational training of people, inspired by Catholic values and always at the service of the Church and society”. UC’s vision is “to transmit, through all of its activities, a commitment to its foundational mission and its essential Catholic identity. Our hope is that the spirit that inspires and enlightens us be reflected in our University’s hallways, courtyards, classrooms, in the messages we transmit each day, in the relationships with our students, academic staff, professionals, administrative staff and society as a whole. General facts and figures for 2018: 25.378 undergraduate students; 3.159 master’s degree students; 1.118 PhD students;18 faculties, 104 undergraduate programs; 35 PhD programs; 97 master’s degree programs, 64 medical specialities, 3 dental specialities.
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
The UC Alameda Extension Center is next to the main building of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Until 1988 it was the headquarter of the Luis Campino Humanities Institute and, since it opened its doors in 1989, has become one of the most complete and active multidisciplinary spaces in Santiago. With a total area of ten thousand square meters, the neoclassical building is one of the most beloved and remembered architectural landmarks of the city, as well as an example of conservation that combines harmony, tradition and functionality. The UC Extension Center is visited by one million people annually. It develops, among others, continuous education activities, business and government meetings, cultural exhibitions and social events. Event planning: UC extension center offers a platform of basic services and added value, for an integrated portfolio for the development of fairs, events and conventions, from conception to realization. Lease of spaces: UC extension center is a world-class center, effective in generating contacts, transferring knowledge and promoting academic, governmental and corporate activities, among others. Operation of fairs: As a professional organizer of fairs in Chile, UC Extension Center designs innovative concepts that satisfy the needs of access to knowledge, innovation, communication, and networking. http://centroeventos.uc.cl/en/
Av. Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 340,
8331150 Santiago, Región Metropolitana