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11 initiatives selected to receive support via The Luksic Scholars Fund 2022

This year, the Luksic Scholars Foundation relaunched The Luksic Scholars Fund, an opportunity that allows members of its network to be awarded up to $5,000.00 USD per project. The selected initiatives are mainly concentrated in the areas of education, entrepreneurship, science, public policy, food and nutrition, and research.

A total of 11 projects have been selected to receive support from The Luksic Scholars Fund 2022, an internal initiative created by the Luksic Scholars Foundation which seeks to continue providing professional development opportunities to the members of its community via this second edition. 

Those who applied to receive support were asked to demonstrate how their initiative would respond to one or more of the development points defined by the Fund: obtain leadership skills as agents of change in one’s area of expertise, acquire competencies in key areas for one’s careers, and/or develop knowledge and research that contribute to one’s professional field. 

The Scholars who have been granted financial support from the Fund reside in various regions throughout Chile, such as Antofagasta, Biobío, Maule, Metropolitana, Los Lagos y Los Ríos, and they have participated in programs supported by the Luksic Scholars Foundation which range from research fellowships, symposiums for teaching entrepreneurship, and pedagogical conferences to Master’s programs related to public service. 

The selected initiatives will receive up to $5,000.00 USD in funding for their development and range from education, entrepreneurship, science, public policy, and food and nutrition to research.

To learn more about the Fund’s initiatives for 2022, click here.

The opinions and conclusions presented in the works carried out by the Scholars who received funding from the Luksic Scholars Foundation are the sole property and responsibility of those who have expressed them and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Foundation.

In establishing this Fund, the Foundation does not endorse or support these opinions or conclusions as it has only sought to motivate Scholars to develop academic research or carry out professional initiatives that allow for their professional development.

LSE and the University of Oxford open applications for Master’s programs related to Public Service

During the second half of this year, the universities of Oxford and LSE in the United Kingdom opened applications to their Master’s programs in Public Policy (Oxford and LSE) and Public Administration (only LSE). The Luksic Scholarships are full scholarships and are available to Chileans admitted to these international programs. 

In a dynamic and constantly changing society, creating public policies that respond effectively to people’s needs is a great challenge. To address this problem, the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics (LSE) offers Master’s degrees related to public service that focus on training leaders with a strong social commitment.

Through these international programs, admitted students will be able to acquire new tools, both for the development of their careers and to generate changes in their professional environment. They will also be able to obtain new perspectives, theories, and practical knowledge to address real-world challenges in the field of public policy. 

The content of these Master’s programs varies and their duration ranges from 9 to 24 months, allowing those interested to choose between the options that best suit their professional and personal needs. 

To support the participation of Chilean candidates in these programs, the Luksic Scholars Foundation has collaborated with these universities to establish scholarship opportunities to cover the costs associated with the program, such as tuition and living expenses.

The Luksic Scholarship for Public Service at the Blatavnik School of Government, University of Oxford

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program at Oxford combines theoretical and practical teachings in order to formulate public policy. The program also includes conferences, seminars, case studies, and workshops, as well as a summer project in which students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they learned to the real world. Those who wish to apply to this program must hold a university degree in any discipline and be highly proficient in the English language. 

To learn more about eligibility, the application process, and the Luksic Scholarship, please click here

An information session was organized between the Luksic Scholars Foundation and the University of Oxford that took place on November 16th, 2022. It included a presentation from the Blavatnik School of Government, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording below:

The Luksic Scholarship for Public Service at the School of Public Policy, LSE

There are two programs at LSE’s School of Public Policy that are available for the Luksic Scholarship: the Master’s in Public Policy and the Master’s in Public Administration. These programs combine methodological discipline and practical teachings to enable professionals to address real-world policy challenges. Both programs require candidates to have a university degree in any discipline.

Master in Public Policy (MPP) – To learn more about eligibility, the application process, and the Luksic Scholarship, please click here

Master of Public Administration (MPA) – To learn more about eligibility, the application process, and the Luksic Scholarship, please click here

An information session was organized between the Luksic Scholars Foundation and LSE that took place on November 22nd, 2022. It included a presentation from the School of Public Policy, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording below:


The Luksic Scholars Foundation supports the development and dissemination of these programs and scholarships, however, the processes of admission, selection, and funding allocation are carried out exclusively by the universities. Therefore, those who are interested in applying must follow each university’s admission process and request financial support directly.

Want to learn more? Participate in an information session!

Each session will include a presentation from the respective university providing additional institutional information, the Master’s programs, The Luksic Scholarship, and the admission and selection processes. We will also hear from Luksic Scholars to learn more about their experiences, either as current students or graduates. Both sessions will end with a Q&A. Events will be held in English.

>> Oxford – Wednesday, November 16th at 12 midday CLST. Sign up here

>> LSE – Tuesday, November 22nd at 12 midday CLST. Sign up here.

Scholarship opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in public service at Sciences Po University

At the beginning of October, the application cycle to apply for the Master’s programs offered by the Paris School of International Affairs and the School of Public Affairs at the University of Sciences Po opened. Chilean candidates will be able to access a comprehensive financing package via the Luksic Scholarship with applications closing at the end of November.

With the aim of supporting the participation of Chileans in the Master’s programs at the Paris School of International Affairs and the School of Public Affairs, the Luksic Scholars Foundation created the Luksic Scholarship at Sciences Po, a scholarship that will be allocated by the University to three Chilean candidates who will begin their studies in September 2023. 

To access this opportunity, candidates must apply directly to the University and inform the university that they would like to be considered for the Luksic Scholarship on the application platform. Below, you can find more information about the requirements, application process, and other details regarding the Scholarship. 

Luksic Scholarship at Sciences Po

Application Dates: Individuals who wish to apply to the Master’s degree at Sciences Po and plan to request financial aid via the Luksic Scholarship, must submit their application between 03 October 2022 – 30 November 2022*. Applicants must apply directly to Sciences Po. Accepted candidates are then considered for the Luksic Scholarship via the financial aid protocols carried out by the university, which exclusively manages the adjudication of funding. 

*Interested individuals who do not plan to request financial aid may submit their application during the regular period from 03 October 2022 – 26 February 2023.

Program Location: Paris, France.

Program Duration: 2 years (start: August 2023 – end: June 2025)

Program Language: Classes are taught in English or French. Candidates must have proficiency in the language of the Master’s program, demonstrated by one of the following certifications:

ENGLISH

  • TOEFL IBT: 100
  • IELTS Academic: 7
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced
  • Linguaskill General: 180
  • TOEFL Home edition: 100

FRENCH

  • TCF 500
  • DALF C1
  • C1 French certificate delivered by Sciences Po Summer School (CIEP label)

Programs eligible for the Luksic Scholarship at Sciences Po:

School of Public Affairs:

  • Master of Public Policy
  • Master of European Affairs 

Paris School of International Affairs: 

  • Master in International Governance and Diplomacy
  • Master in International Economic Policy
  • Master in International Development
  • Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action
  • Master in Environmental Policy
  • Master in International Energy
  • Master in Journalism and International Affairs
  • Master in International Security

The Luksic Scholarship includes: Full tuition coverage and a monthly stipend, based on a cost of living analysis, to cover living expenses for the entire program duration (2 years). 

Applicant Characteristics and Eligibility: Please refer to Sciences Po Application page as Sciences Po manages the admissions and selection processes of these programs. 


An information session was organized between Luksic Scholars Foundation and Sciences Po that took place on October 27th, 2022. It included a presentation from Sciences Po, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording below:

The Luksic Scholars Foundation launches the second edition of The Luksic Scholars Fund for alumni community

After the success of The Luksic Scholars Fund 2021, the Luksic Scholars Foundation invites community members to once again apply for up to US $5,000 of financial support. Applications are now open and will close Friday, October 21st, 2022.

The Luksic Scholars Fund is an internal initiative of the Luksic Scholars Foundation to accompany and support the members of its Scholar Community after they have partaken in a program offered by the Foundation, in an effort to provide them with continued professional development opportunities. 

Following the successful edition of The Luksic Scholars Fund 2021, which granted US $46,000 to 13 Luksic Scholars, the Luksic Scholars Foundation invites Luksic Scholars to apply to the 2022 edition of the Fund (hereby referred to as “the Fund 2022”). 

Scholars may apply to receive up to US $5,000 in funding. The total allocation for The Fund 2022 is US $50,000.00-, therefore the Foundation expects to finance a minimum of ten initiatives.

In this version, the Fund will finance specific initiatives with measurable results and that respond to one of the following development points:

  • Leadership skills as an agent of change in their area; 
  • Specific competencies in key areas for their career or organization; and/or 
  • Knowledge and research that contributes to their field.

Applications will be open from 09:00 CLT on Monday, September 12th, 2022 until the deadline of Friday, 21st October 2022 at 23:59 CLT. 

If you are a Luksic Scholar (defined as participants of the academic programs supported, or coordinated, by the Luksic Scholars Foundation) and have already created an account within the Luksic Scholars Portal, please click here for more details. If you are a Luksic Scholar but have not created a Luksic Scholars Portal account yet, please contact Gabrielle Trasatti, Community Coordinator, at info@luksicscholars.org to receive the link enabling you to create your profile. 


The opinions and conclusions presented in the works carried out by the Scholars who receive or have received funding from the Luksic Scholars Foundation are the sole property and responsibility of those who have expressed them and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Foundation.

In establishing this Fund, the Foundation does not endorse or support these opinions or conclusions as it has only sought to motivate Scholars to carry out initiatives that allow for their professional development.

Luksic Visiting Scholars: research opportunities for Chilean academics at Stanford and Harvard

During the second half of this year, Stanford and Harvard universities in the United States will open applications for the “Luksic Visiting Scholars” programs. Both aim to support the development of research in any discipline carried out by Chilean academics.

In order to promote the development of interdisciplinary knowledge from a local perspective, in addition to linking Chilean academia with the world and vice versa, the Luksic Scholars Foundation has coordinated support for these two research opportunities with applications opening this year. 

The “Luksic Visiting Scholars” programs are developed in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) of Stanford University and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS) of Harvard University. Both allow accepted applicants to spend a semester in the United States to develop research related to their areas of expertise.

During their stay, researchers will be able to liaise with other academics, make use of the university facilities, as well as request to sit in on certain classes. Below, we have outlined the programs’ requirements, application processes, and details:

Luksic Visiting Scholars at CLAS – Stanford University 

Requirements: to have a doctorate AND a current academic position in a university or research institution, or in the case of independent researchers, to have a demonstrable professional career. A letter of Sponsorship is required which means applicants need a nomination endorsement by a Stanford University faculty member, either affiliated or not affiliated to CLAS. Women and researchers from regional institutions in Chile are especially encouraged to apply.

Application dates: October 1st, 2022 to January 31st, 2023 (by 11:59 p.m. PST). Those interested must apply directly to Stanford CLAS. All application materials must be submitted in English.

Location: California, USA. 

Duration and terms: four months. Scholars can begin their research period in September 2024, January 2025, or April 2025 to coincide with the fall, winter, and spring terms at Stanford.

Includes: a stipend, support for housing and transportation, and library access.

An information session was organized between Luksic Scholars Foundation and Stanford CLAS that took place on September 12th, 2022. It included a presentation from Stanford CLAS, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording below:

Luksic Visiting Scholars at DRCLAS – Harvard University

Requirements: Scholars must hold a Ph.D. and be proficient in both written and spoken English. Applications will be assessed on the basis of the applicant’s qualifications, the quality of an applicant’s research plans, and the relevance of both to the Center’s mission and objectives. 

Application dates: September 5th, 2022 to November 7th, 2022. Interested individuals should apply directly to Harvard DRCLAS. All application materials must be submitted in English.

Location: Massachusetts, USA.

Duration and deadlines: four months. The program will be carried out during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Includes: a stipend, travel support, emergency health insurance coverage, and access to university services.

An information session was organized between Luksic Scholars Foundation and Harvard DRCLAS that took place on September 13th, 2022. It included a presentation from Harvard DRCLAS, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording below:


It is important to note that all selection, admission, and fund allocation processes are managed exclusively by the academic institutions. The Luksic Scholars Foundation has no participation in said processes.

Applications for MIT’s tuition-free Political Science doctoral program open in October 2022

Apply for a tuition-free doctorate in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US: a program that seeks to push the scholarly frontier.

The MIT Political Science Luksic Fellowship, established in 2010, is granted annually to one Chilean candidate who is accepted onto the Doctorate of Political Sciences program at the Department of Political Science at MIT. The Fellowship contributes to the overall comprehensive funding package that MIT offers to all candidates on the program and in the case that a Chilean candidate is not accepted for that academic year, the Fellowship may be offered to a candidate from one of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, or Panama.

How does the MIT Political Science doctoral program work?

The doctoral students at MIT explore the empirical phenomena that produce new scholarly insights—insights that MIT believes improve the way governments and societies function. 

The program requires preparation in two of the following major fields: American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Models and Methods, Political Economy, or Security Studies, and MIT recommends that candidates take a broad array of courses across their two major fields. Students are also free to take subjects in other departments across the Institute.

What does the program entail?

  • Candidates will take classes in statistics, advanced statistics, empirical research methods, and political philosophy. First-year students also partake in a one-semester seminar that introduces the principles of empirical and theoretical analysis in political science.
  • Field research is also encouraged and it helps candidates to develop close working ties with faculty members engaged in major research activities. As for second-year students, there will be a second-year paper/workshop which is designed to involve students in advanced research problems under faculty supervision.
  • Lastly, the program incorporates two examinations (a general written and oral examination) and a doctoral thesis. The doctoral thesis requires at least one year of original research and data collection and the thesis process includes a first and second colloquium and an oral defense.

What does the program include?

The funding package provided by MIT includes 6 consecutive years of full tuition and health insurance coverage, plus a 12-month stipend in years 1-5 and a 9-month stipend in year 6, provided students remain in good academic standing. Funding consists of a combination of fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

Application:  

The 2022-2023 admissions cycle will open on 9th October 2022. All applications for the PhD programs must be submitted online through GradApply by December 15, 2022 for Fall 2023 admission. Students are admitted as degree candidates only for September 2023. 

Please check MIT’s Graduate Admissions webpage for application details. 

Additional resources:

MIT Graduate Admissions FAQs

MIT Specifications for Thesis Preparation

Check out where MIT PhD Alumni are working around the world


An information session was organized between the Luksic Scholars Foundation and the Department of Political Science at MIT that took place on August 23rd, 2022. It included a presentation from MIT, as well as a conversation with two Luksic Scholars regarding the application process and their program experience. You can find the event recording here.

The challenges and opportunities of education post-pandemic: what professors learned in a new iteration of the Sciences Po Faculty Seminar

In June, a group of five Chilean academics traveled to France to be part of an international conference on education, organized by Sciences Po. This annual event brings professors together from around the world to exchange knowledge, and experiences and advance the search for new and innovative teaching methodologies.

Each year, Sciences Po organizes an international conference on pedagogy and through the Sciences Po Faculty Seminar program, a select group of Chilean academics is chosen to participate. This year’s conference focused on the challenges and opportunities of education post-Covid-19 pandemic, the development of skills in students, the creation of new teaching methodologies, and the flexibility of evaluations.

The objective of this seminar is to create a space that allows for the exchange of new strategies on pedagogical innovation and best practices within the classroom, as well as forming a community among those participating. 

This year, five professors from Chile traveled to Paris, France, to be part of this 4-day opportunity organized specifically by the Institute of Capabilities and Innovation of Sciences Po. The first two days consisted of a pre-Workshop seminar solely for the Chilean professors and on the following two days, the professors were able to participate in the International Teaching and Learning Workshop which brought together around 30 experts in pedagogy from around the world. 

One of the Faculty Seminar participants, Marianne Daher, Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology of the Pontificia Universidad Católica, described the seminar as an opportunity for great personal and interpersonal development. She says, “what I liked the most was being able to firsthand experience the workings of the Institute [of Capabilities and Innovation] as we have a similar organization at my university called the Faculty Development Center. In addition, it was really interesting to learn about the Institute’s course offerings and its lines of innovation in creative writing and data visualization.” 

Paulina Gutiérrez, Assistant Professor at the Universidad Católica del Norte, shares a similar experience pointing out, “I have been able to learn new teaching and learning strategies to bring professors together and create a community, and what’s caught my attention the most has been the implementation of these in the classroom. Since my experience is mainly in educational leadership, I think the greatest challenge for us is how we work inside the classroom.” 

Regarding the process of exchanging experiences with other teachers, the Director of the School of Pedagogy in English of the Universidad de Talca, Mauricio Véliz, emphasized that this kind of opportunity “offers a space for intellectual, social and academic oxygenation because sometimes one loses a more global view of the educational phenomenon and training of future professionals, as well as having the opportunity to share with other teachers who have a common interest, but from different disciplines, which is something very positive”. 

Finally, the Director of Vertically-Integrated-Projects (VIP) of Universidad Mayor, Jorge Rosales-Salas, stated that “this is a wonderful experience to be able to change society through the use of innovative education. I believe that the projects that we can develop from here to the future, implementing thinking about skills, competencies, and even values ​​in our students, can make not only a better Chile but also advance both Latin America and the world.” 

After this version, the Faculty Seminar program -which has included Chilean professors since 2019- will have a total of 16 national participants who have been able to share experiences with other academics from universities such as Harvard, Princeton and The London School Economics, amongst others.

Over 40 professors from Chilean universities participate in a new version of Babson SEE Chile

The symposium was divided into three days of theoretical-practical activities, in which participants were able to share experiences, work collaboratively, and learn new techniques to teach entrepreneurship.

Wednesday, June 16th, marked the final day of the Babson SEE Chile program, which is an Entrepreneurship Symposium organized by Babson College -a leading university in the area of ​​entrepreneurship- in collaboration with the Luksic Scholars Foundation. The program aims to provide academics at Chilean universities with new teaching techniques related to entrepreneurship. 

This year’s symposium took place in Santiago for a three-day period. More than 40 professors and academics were present and they represented over 24 universities and academic institutions found throughout Chile, such as the universities of Antofagasta, Concepción, Valparaíso, and Adolfo Ibáñez. These professors participated in classes, workshops, and seminars given by two experts in innovation and entrepreneurship: Andrew Corbett, Director of the Butle Institute for Free Enterprise through Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and Matt Allen, academic from the Entrepreneurship division of the same faculty. 

Since the program’s first version, held in 2011, Babson SEE Chile has had more than 462 participants and has been held in other cities throughout Chile, such as Temuco, Concepción, Viña del Mar, and La Serena. An online version was held in 2021. After this year’s session, the program will have 504 participants in total.

Workshops and seminars

The symposium took place over three days and had a mixture of theoretical and practical activities, throughout which the following themes were discussed: the flexibility of the entrepreneurship model, the importance of the techniques used to teach entrepreneurship, the perception that Chileans have regarding this matter, as well as the search for innovative solutions to solve problems that affect the country. 

“In general, Chile looks pretty good in the area of entrepreneurship. It’s not something that happens transiently, but rather Chile consistently looks very strong in this area,” said Matt Allen. 

Divided into seven groups, the participants were able to exchange knowledge, strengthen their skills to work collaboratively, and analyze the challenges facing the area of ​​education after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in which they had to adapt their teaching techniques. 

Gabrielle Trasatti, Community Coordinator for the Luksic Scholars Foundation, stated that “both the professors and participants really valued that this year’s symposium was able to be held in-person. They were able to actively participate, share their academic experiences, and make the most of networking with other academics, which is one of the main goals of the program: to develop a powerful network of educators who can then apply innovation and entrepreneurship in their classes or projects.” 

The event ended on Wednesday, June 16th, with a certificate ceremony.

Applications are open for The Luksic Fellowship of the Schwarzman Scholars program

Apply for a one-year, fully-funded master’s program in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, designed to prepare the next generation of leaders for a complex new world.

The Luksic Fellowship of the Schwarzman Scholars program, established in 2018, is an annual funding designation for one Chilean or Latin American candidate for the Master’s program at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University. 

What is the Schwarzman Scholars program?

Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the international landscape of the 21st century, under the belief that the success of future leaders around the world depends upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends. 

Each year, up to 200 future leaders from the U.S., China, and the rest of the world matriculate as Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing to pursue a one-year Master’s Degree. Scholars, chosen exclusively by the Schwarzman Scholars program, demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities and the potential to understand and bridge cultural differences.

Program Experience:

The Schwarzman Scholars’ experience is anchored in an immersive Master of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

  • Core curriculum – access a curriculum designed by leading academics and faculty to build students’ leadership abilities and deepen their knowledge of China’s role in global affairs.
  • Immersive leadership experience – spend a year in China and create lifelong friendships and a valuable set of cross-cultural leadership skills.
  • Global network – partake in an international network of high-caliber global leaders, academics, and innovators who will together serve as a bridge between China and the rest of the world.
Luksic Scholar, Hugo Wood, pictured at Schwarzman College, 2019.

What’s Included

All participants receive a full funding package that includes: tuition & fees, room & board, an in-country study tour, travel to and from Beijing, health insurance, and a stipend for personal expenses.

Application

Applicants are evaluated on three key factors: demonstrated leadership, intellect, and exemplary character and integrity. Additionally, eligible candidates must:

  • Have completed their undergraduate degree (in any subject area) by August 1st, 2023;
  • Be between the age of 18 and 28 (and must not have turned 29 by August 1st, 2023); and
  • Be proficient in English.*

*More details about the eligibility requirements can be found here.

APPLY TODAY. Interested individuals must apply directly to Schwarzman Scholars. The application cycle for the Class of 2024 opened on 13th April 2022 and will run until 20th September 2022. Candidates selected during this cycle will participate in the program from August 2023 until July 2024.

Additional resources:

Schwarzman Scholars website

Virtual tour of Schwarzman College

Virtual information sessions

Babson College conducts Symposium on Entrepreneurship Education

Academics representing various universities from Arica to La Serena will participate in a 5-day seminar, organized by the University of Antofagasta, in collaboration with the Luksic Scholars Foundation.

With the return of in-person events, Babson College, a leading university in teaching entrepreneurship worldwide, will be conducting the fourth version of the Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators in Antofagasta.

Over 40 professors from various study centers in the north of the country are to participate. The program aims to elevate the art and the way of teaching entrepreneurship and is a unique learning opportunity for professors to broadly establish a strong spirit of entrepreneurship towards their students, managing to transform undergraduate and postgraduate teaching towards an entrepreneurial approach.

This year’s edition, which is focused on digital transformation, is organized by the University of Antofagasta via its Transfer and Licensing Office, in collaboration with the Luksic Scholars Foundation, and will take place at the Enjoy Casino in Antofagasta until Friday, May 27th.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Workshops, classes, and presentations are part of the usual activities of the seminar, and for the first time this year, there will be a visit to the Port of Antofagasta and the company Enaex Chile SA, both of which implement innovation and transformation projects in their functions.  

Scholars will receive insight into the logic of business thought and action, and how it can be taught and applied to students. They will also learn about the entrepreneurial mindset, recognizing the key aspects of the process and the content of teaching in entrepreneurship, through the case study method and the growing importance of other methodologies based on experience and action.

For Dr. Luis Alberto Loyola, rector of the University of Antofagasta, this initiative “aligns with the guidelines of the university’s mission and its connections to other higher education institutions in the country. We are proud of this virtuous alliance, which via the Luksic Scholars Foundation, allows us to deliver tools of the highest level to teachers throughout the northern macrozone in such a priority area such as entrepreneurship.” He also highlights the hard work of the Transfer and Licensing office. 

The Luksic Scholars Foundation is looking forward to resuming this symposium in person. Ben Thompson, Head of Programs, stated that “the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chile is growing and evolving in leaps and bounds, and therefore, it is necessary for academics to be able to acquire new knowledge to pass on to their students, especially regarding digital transformation given that most areas are moving in this direction. We are happy to be able to contribute to this objective, promoting instances such as this symposium, in which participants can share experiences with leading academics from Babson College.”

Classes will be taught by Babson College academics, Andrew Corbett and Matthew Allen, experts in innovation and entrepreneurship, who have vast experience from previous versions of the “Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators”, for the universities of the northern zone of Chile.

Matthew Allen, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, highlighted that “the main objective is to help participating professors teach entrepreneurship in a more effective way. The idea is to take the base that they bring as university professors and entrepreneurs in some cases, and give them tools that complement their teaching theory and their practical experience by sharing the methodologies that we use at Babson.”

BABSON COLLEGE

Babson College is one of the leading entrepreneurship colleges in the United States. The institution’s goal is to develop a growing international number of educators of innovative entrepreneurship. The program has already reached 6,173 educators from more than 1,475 institutions around the world.

This symposium has been conducted in numerous countries and regions of the world, such as Argentina, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Venezuela, and Costa Rica.