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research programs
School of Health Sciences

Maternal and Child Health: this program addresses issues such as maternal and child policies, perinatal networks, innovations in this field, and contributions for policy-making from areas such as nutrition, early child development and neurosciences. The program seeks to promote the production of knowledge and interactions between professors, researchers and social actors linked to the field of study of Maternal and Child Health from an ethical perspective.

Socio-Cultural Dimensions and Communication of Health: standing at the intersection of Social Sciences and Health, this program combines approaches coming from disciplines like sociology, anthropology, social communication, and psychology. The program’s goal is to promote research, transfer and training projects with an interdisciplinary approach and using socio-cultural and communicational tools for addressing sanitary issues.

Policies and Management of Health Service Networks: this program seeks to contribute to diminishing the gaps between theory and practices in the sanitary area. It addresses issues such as health policies and systems, tools for managing network services, new technologies and management of health service networks, regional integration and compared health systems, networks and the right to health, and economy of health.

Transmissible Diseases: the program studies the epidemiology of the regional distribution of resistant bacterial strains and to develop a methodology for early detection; circulation, characteristics of strains and load of disease of viral and bacterial pathogens of interest to our population; developing methodologies for detecting agents of interest according to the needs of the local population and the indigenous strains; explore new immunogens with potential for developing vaccines.

Community Health: the program’s goal is to generate and share knowledge related to conditions of health, disease, attention, and care for the population living in the region where the university is located. It studies the health situation from the perspective of social determinants of health, in order to achieve a better understanding of socio-sanitary phenomena and to contribute to policy-making.

School of Engineering and Agronomy

Oil and Complex Systems: the main goal of this program is to understand different behaviors of physical systems at diverse scales. A complementary goal is to contribute to the understanding and modeling of physical processes and phenomena related to oil extraction when enhanced oil recovery mechanisms are used, aiming at developing techniques of computer modeling useful for the oil industry.

School of Social Sciences and Management

Educational and Pedagogical Inclusion in the University: this program seeks to address educational issues related to inequity, from a complex and interdisciplinary perspective. It involves different dimensions concerning pedagogical matters, such as university teaching, trajectories of students, specific didactic needs, policies for educational inclusion, and education institutions.

Environment and Territory Studies: the program aims to generate and promote academic activities in the area of environment, in order to contribute to the sustainable development of society. It involves different areas of interest, such as environment and sustainability of complex systems, health and environment, water and territory, urban ecology, and climate change.

Observatory of Labor Skills: the observatory seeks to survey information related to existing job skills and demands in the labor market. It has a permanent interaction with the socio-productive context in order to develop diagnosis and formulate proposals for a better coordination between vocational training and the changing requirements of the productive system.

Observatory of Social Violence: the observatory’s main goal is to research, assess, and monitor different social violences and their related issues, producing theoretical and technical tools useful for diagnosing structural and contingent conditions that cause vulnerability and deep social damages. The observatory also seeks to contribute to strengthen social and institutional arrangements for mitigating violence.

School of Initial Studies

Culture Studies: the Program’s general objective is to contribute, through action-research in the field of culture of our near people (both in terms of space and time) to the achievement of aspirations for a decent life for the community.

Gender Studies: this program is a space for reflection about gender issues related to the Argentine society in general and to the population of the area where UNAJ is located in particular.

Latin American Studies: from an interdisciplinary standpoint, the program aims to think Latin American issues considering historical, social, political, anthropological, pedagogic, economic, and cultural approaches. The emphasis is that these approaches should be formulated from Latin America, as well as by and for Latin Americans, in order to break old or new European and North American colonialist thinking.

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