May 24, 2019
Paulina Berrios, a Sylff fellowship recipient in 2003–04 while attending the University of Chile, visited the Sylff Association secretariat in Tokyo on Thursday, March 7, 2019. She is currently an administrator in the Institutional Research Office of the University of Chile in Santiago.
Visiting Japan for the fourth time, Berrios attended an international conference on academic teaching and research in the knowledge society, hosted by the Research Institute for Higher Education, Hiroshima University, on March 4–5, 2019. At the conference, Berrios made a presentation on the “Academic Profession in Chile: The Fieldwork Experience and Some Preliminary Findings.”
Berrios’s core academic interest has been the working conditions of the teaching staff at Chile universities. Now that she has become an administrator at the University of Chile, she is able to examine the issue from the viewpoint of both a researcher and a practitioner, adding depth and balance to her insights.
Berrios has continued to engage with the Sylff community during the course of her career. She has conducted research abroad with an SRA grant, has served on the Sylff Fellows Council, and was invited to make a presentation at the Sylff Administrators Meeting in 2014. We hope to continue working closely with her and will be supporting any initiatives on strengthening networking among University of Chile Sylff fellows.