Conference audience and objectives


The value of knowledge transfer offices within Universities has been universally recognised as an effective way to add value to the academic mission by engaging with companies, sharing knowledge, encouraging innovation and developing commercial activities. At the same time, these activities are seen as integral to economic and social development since they ensure that knowledge produced by the universities makes a meaningful contribution to the wellbeing of the economy and community.

As such, Universities are often expected to provide a powerhouse of knowledge creation, sharing and innovation. With the economic growth in Latin America more attention is being paid to the role and contribution of Universities to help support the different economic, political and social aspirations. Yet, in many cases the research infrastructure, capacity and capability are limited. So, as the growth boom continues and the thirst for new knowledge increases, Latin American Universities will need to ensure appropriate systems, skills and strategies are in place to support the discover and dissemination of new knowledge i.e. the research environment (culture), infrastructure and skills sets.

In this sense, the International Doctoral student-supervisor conference seeks to open a space for discussion on new ways of promoting doctoral research, not only from the relationship of the actors involved in the institutions research processes, in terms of culture and research strategy, but also Identifying good practices in the accompaniment to doctoral students.


The congress also seeks to generate collaboration networks and create a sustainable contribution dynamics over time, allowing the generation of knowledge in this field.


In this sense the following work streams have been defined for the event:


  1. 1.      PhD research for
    socioeconomic development in Latin America

    2.      Good practices in PhD

    3.      Research design &
    methodology in PhD theses

    4.      Career perspectives and
    employability of PhD graduates

    5.      Work in progress, ideas
    and think tank papers related to doctoral supervision

The conference is mainly addressed to doctoral students and doctoral tutors who want to reinforce their knowledge about methodologies and good practices in the accompaniment of doctoral students; and who want to strengthen their relationship with colleagues interested in the same issues. 


Key dates

Abstract submissions:             By November 15th, 2017

Abstract approval notices:     November 30th, 2017

Conference registration:        By February 1st, 2018

Venue information


Travel documents


Citizens of countries with which there is a visa waiver agreement must enter using a valid passport and request a PIP6 stamp at the port of entry. A LETTER TO THIS EFFECT HAS BEEN SENT.

Please print a copy and bring it with you together with your passport. Hand it to the immigration officer. Before leave the counter, make sure that number 6 has been circled.





Height AMSL: 2.630 m

Temperature: 14°C – 20°C

Humidity: 60% – 80%

Season: autumm

Rain fall: 110mm





Colombian currency is Peso (COP). There are coins of $50, $100, $200, $500, $1000; and bills of $1000, $2000, $5000, $10000, $20000, $50000 y $100000.

Foreign currency is not accepted though exchanged. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted providing ID. It is always recommended to keep them at sight when paying.

Around USD$50 should be enough for lesser amount purchases.

Exchange rate is COP$3000 – USD$1




Voltage: 110 V 60 Hz

Time zone: GMT/UTC -5

Language: Spanish (English is widely understood).