UQ Chile Association
an official body of the University of Queensland

We Connect You
With Your Chileans Peers

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What do we do?

UQ Chile Association is an academic, social and professional corporate aiming to promote scholarly interaction among Chilean students, alumni and researchers across different areas of knowledge at the University of Queensland.


We also pursue to foster the professional development of Chilean students, alumni and researchers through vital links with the Australian community developing academic and industry networks between Chile and Australia.


Also, the association aims to facilitate social integration and adaptation of Chilean students and researchers to the UQ community and the Australian culture and to provide support concerning the quality of life-related issues.

Call for abstracts 8CGC 2022

Call for abstracts for the Eighth Chilean Graduate Conference in Australia is now open! Check the brochure down below to find out more about the application process and requirements. See you in November!

Mesa de votación en Queensland


We are sending a request to the SERVEL through the Chilean embassy in Australia with the support of the General Consul to bring the ballot boxes to Queensland.

And don’t forget to update your electoral address!


Explore some new horizons

University: The University of Queensland

You might be surprised by how many scholarships you are eligible for at UQ.

“Agencia nacional de investigacion y desarrollo”

The totality of the grant instruments, administered by the National Research and Development Agency (ANID), through the Human Capital Subdirectorate, is detailed in here.

UQChile's Members

How to become a member?

Expressing your interest to the management committee, and paying a symbolic membership fee of $5 AUD per annum. Accession to the association is confirmed upon the issue of a receipt by the Association in response to a valid and voluntary application.

Who could be part of the Association?

UQ Chile welcomes all the Chilean students, researchers and alumni at the University of Queensland. The Association is also open to people from other countries that express their interest in becoming a member.


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Management Team

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Tiare Gonzalez - President

Tiare has a BA in Foreign Language Teaching from Universidad Austral de Chile and an MA in Applied Linguistics from The University of Queensland, Australia. She is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Languages and Cultures-UQ where she has worked as a course coordinator and tutor for the last two years. 

Tiare has 6 years of experience teaching K-4M students in Chile and 4+ years of experience in research in technology-enhanced language teaching. She also assisted with chairing the LCNAU colloquium and moderated questions at the Technology Standards in Foreign Language Teacher Education in Asia Symposium, both organized by UQ in Nov-Dec 2021. Most recently, Tiare participates in an international project supported by The University of Arizona where she has developed multimodal teaching materials for intercultural language learning.

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Jorge Milad - General Secretary

Jorge finished his studies on Psychology and Engineer at Pontificie Universidad Catolica of Chile and currently is studying a Master of Development Practice at the school of Social Science at the University of Queensland. His lines of research include human geography, and development and environmental economics. From 2015 until 2019 he worked as a psychologist for the Chilean NGO Futbol Mas in different project and programmes which aimed to development local communities in Chile and Paraguay. His main motivation to be part of UQ Chile executives is to help in the organisation of UQ Chile and to promote the relationship between Chilean at UQ.

Maximiliano Alvarez - Finance

I am passionate about research, particularly regarding applied economics and its intersection with other disciplines such as geography, environmental sciences, psychology, and beyond. I enjoy mathematical models and using advanced econometrics methods in R. My motivation is the plethora of knowledge and skills I would love to acquire, the unresolved questions, and those questions that are yet to be asked.

My hobbies are sports: tennis, soccer, cycling, and table tennis. I also enjoy craft beers, Stouts and IPA are my favourite styles.

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Carolina Clerc - Community Manager

Carolina is an environmental engineer from the University of Chile with a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy and Management from the University of Queensland. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Sustainable Minerals Institute at UQ, where she works in partnership with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining and the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry. 

Carolina has 7+ years of experience in the fields of energy and sustainability, where she has worked with companies, government institutions, academia, and NGOs. She has managed several energy projects and initiatives, where has been in charge of technical planning, environmental processes, and community engagement.


Felipe Chacon - Developer

Felipe is a mining engineer with 8+ years’ experience across diverse projects within the mining and explosives industry in the Americas, Oceania, and South Africa.

Currently, he works at the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre as a Senior Drill and Blast Engineer; and he is conducting his MPhil candidature at the University of Queensland – School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering – where he also works as a Research Officer Casual.


Organisation: CONICYT

The National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research of the Republic of Chile (CONICYT) is investing in human development to improve the range and quality of education, scientific and technological research and innovation in areas related to socio-economic development and global competitiveness.

The Scholarship Program grants scholarships to candidates from Chile, who have been admitted to a graduate program offered at The University of Queensland.

UQChile Assistance Manual

For those who recently moved into Brissy, remember that you can download our assistance manual for free!

UQ Chile – The Association of Chilean Students and Professionals at The University of Queensland


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