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The National University of Quilmes (UNQ for its initials in Spanish) was founded in 1989. It is located at the heart of the Southern Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, in Bernal City, Quilmes. Three million people live in this region, which centralizes 20% of the country's industrial establishments. The UNQ has over eleven thousand students, distributed among its graduate courses and postgraduate courses of study.
The University's mission is the production, teaching, and transmission of knowledge of the highest quality, in an environment of equality and diversity. The UNQ's essential functions are teaching, research, extension courses, human resources formation, technological development, product innovation, and culture promotion.
The National University of Quilmes has a departmental structure. The Social Sciences and the Science and Technology Departments, along with the Study and Research Center, provide teachers and researchers for the various diploma and degree courses of study taught at the University. The National University of Quilmes has agreements with various universities, to increase the students' opportunities for professional and academic development, and to improve the courses of study programs and curricula in all educational levels.
The exchange of teachers and scientific and technical staff, along with the joint and coordinated implementation of special programs and projects, are some of the activities carried out together with other universities National University of Quilmes (UNQ) grants scholarships to take graduate and postgraduate courses of study, both in-person and online. In addition to institutional scholarships, the UNQ is also part of Scholarship Programs promoted by different organizations. There are graduate scholarships for students with socioeconomic difficulties, granted in order to promote and guarantee a higher level of education for the entire community. The University grants scholarships for students living over 100 kilometers (60 miles) away who need financial assistance. The scholarship consists of monthly payments for housing expenses. Every year, we post scholarships to cover the Doctorate or Masters courses of study at the UNQ. The University grants scholarships to take the online courses of study given through the Quilmes Virtual Program.
The National University of Quilmes (UNQ) promotes student exchanges within the framework of its international planning policy through the participation of foreign university students in academic training activities at the UNQ and UNQ students' exchanges to foreign universities and research centers.CINDA Exchange Program: CINDA (Development Interuniversity Center) joint program, with 33 Latin American and European Universities, promotes student exchanges of a one or two four-month term duration. In the Bilateral Agreement, our objective is to make students exchange with other universities possible. Exchanges have a minimum duration of one four-month term and a maximum duration of two terms, provided students to take official courses. These courses are considered valid for their course of study at the UNQ.
He Innovation and Technology Transfer Office has as its primary mission to carry out knowledge and technology transfer management developed by Quilmes National University (UNQ) researchers. In this way, it becomes the university operative arm for transferring knowledge and technologies developed by its research teams towards society. The Science and Technology Studies Institute (IEC for its initials in Spanish), founded in 1996, focuses on scientific research, postgraduate courses teaching, knowledge promotion within the specific fields, and consulting and technical assistance activities.
The IEC has two permanent research programs: "Sociohistorical Studies of Science and Technology" and "History and Philosophy of Science and Technology." It also develops other research lines, such as "Scientific Culture and Public Perception of Science and Technology" and "Promotion and Use of ICT in Education." Despite its short existence as an institution, the work done at the IEC marks a tradition on scientific and technological studies related to society, which makes the IEC a point of reference within Latin America.
As far as postgraduate courses go, at the IEC, students can take the Master in Science, Technology, and Society (CTS for its initials in Spanish) course, which trains them to analyze and manage social, political, and economic processes to scientific, technological and innovation activities. This Institute also performs the vital task of promoting CTS subjects of study, utilizing publishing its REDES magazine (NETWORKS) through the UNQ Publishing House. This magazine is very well known within the Latin American academic community. As part of its legitimate function, the University directs, based on specific requests, the research and teaching activities are done at the IEC to focus on technical assistance jobs, especially for federal and state public bodies.
The IEC's work is based on the conception that science and technology are strictly related to society, both in their conditions and consequences. This approach understands that the creation and promotion of scientific and technological knowledge are validated within the social context in which they are created and somehow affected. This justifies the study of the complex relationships between science and technology and history, culture, politics, economic production, and social processes that condition the production of knowledge and are affected by them. Understanding these relationships helps not only to understand science and technology dynamics but also their direction and application by the society.

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