Collaborative Research by Chilean and North American Scholars: Precedents and Projections

  • Oscar Espinoza
  • Luis Eduardo González
  • Noel F. McGinn
Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)


This chapter provides a snapshot of recent experiences in collaborative research between scholars in universities in Chile and in the United States, from the perspective of Chilean researchers. International research collaboration was severely constrained during the military dictatorship (1973–1989) but, in the following years, democracy and rapid economic growth contributed to a significant increase in the number of projects of cross-border research production involving universities in Chile and elsewhere. Results from a survey of a non-representative sample of research projects in Chile indicated that at least 79 collaborative research projects involving Chilean and US universities were initiated between 2010 and 2014. Data were obtained from participants in 11 of the projects. Overall, Chilean participants indicated a high level of satisfaction with their collaborative research experience.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar Espinoza
    • 1
  • Luis Eduardo González
    • 2
  • Noel F. McGinn
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidad de Playa AnchaSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Programa Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones en Educación (PIIE)SantiagoChile
  3. 3.Graduate School of EducationHarvard UniversityBostonUSA

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