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Carrying out research to put thought into development and build a possible future

Carrying out research to put thought into development and build a possible future.

  Photo: Raúl Medina


Since its beginnings, the Universidad del Rosario has put thought into the issues facing Colombia, and this means being in constant dialogue with the context of our country, in keeping with the prescription laid down by our founder, Fray Cristóbal de Torres. He envisaged this institution responding in an effective manner to the multiple challenges posed by such a complex society as ours. And there is no doubt that el Rosario is a university that has been active throughout its 365 years of existence, understanding how to respond, and in many cases how to adapt, to the varied circumstances that have enabled us to consider and outline the future.

The university accurately directs different research subjects in line with the perspectives of each of the disciplines it encompasses, and with an outlook that seeks to imbue the debate with transdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity. The wisdom coursing through every one of our academic units forms the basis for engaging with the questions that galvanize all our research fronts, answering the problems that perplex us, and putting forward new pathways for us to amble on as a society.


Inaugural lecture, Universidad del Rosario 2018 Ethics of the Public Sphere: everyone’s responsibility.

Well aware of the constant and open dialogue with a wide range of sectors that ensures a diverse and plural audience, the Universidad del Rosario launches its second issue of Advances in Science. Like the first issue, it relies on scientific journalism to recount the challenges and possibilites that we mull over as an institution in order to contemplate our world.

We are convinced of the need to brief our readers on the subjects presented in this issue, leaving them informed about the advances made by our research, all of which are circumscribed and inspired by the prospect of social benefit. Our readers will be able to enter into dialogue with researchers on a variety of subjects, academics with outlooks and approaches from different spheres. Our intention is to provide a full and complex picture of the research we carry out as a university.

Consider this a kind of route map for thinking about the best ways forward, one you can use to travel around the future. We are sure that getting across what we are doing connects us up to everyone interested, those who will find in el Rosario’s contributions the tools for reflecting on our development and for building a possible future.

Juan Felipe Córdoba Restrepo
Universidad del Rosario


José Manuel Restrepo Abondano

Vice President and Provost
Stéphanie Lavaux

Vice President for Financial
and Administration

Miguel Francisco Diago Arbeláez

General Secretary
Catalina Lleras Figueroa

University Council
Andrés Cadena
Alberto Fergusson Bermúdez
Andrés López Valderrama
Víctor Hugo Malagón Basto
Ann Mason

Director of Research and Innovation
María Martínez Agüero

Relationship manager
María Fernanda Páez

Editorial Committee
Mara Brugés Polo
Juan Felipe Córdoba Restrepo
Stéphanie Lavaux
Carlos Roberto Reyes Romero
Advances in Science
The science research magazine
of the Universidad del Rosario

ISSN: 2590-924X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12804/rd2590924X.2  

Universidad del Rosario
Calle 12C No. 6-25
Teléfono (57-1) 2970200


July de 2018
Universidad del Rosario 


Editorial Director
Juan Felipe Córdoba Restrepo
Editorial Coordinators
Mara Brugés Polo
Carlos Roberto Reyes Romero
Denise Danielle Bourne
Jaime Ernesto Dueñas
José Alejandro González T.
Ángela Constanza Jerez
Catalina Ochoa
Marisol Ortega Guerrero
Inés Elvira Ospina
Ninfa Esperanza Sandoval
Víctor Solano Franco 
Special Collaboration
Cladia Luque
Style correction
Alejandra Torrijos

Web design
Ricardo Castañeda Pasos
Photos and illustrations
Milagro Castro
Raúl Medina
Juan Guillermo Pérez
Carlos Roberto Reyes
Alberto Sierra
Erik Vergel
GI Salud Pública URosario
Programa MACC URosario
Universidad de la Sabana
Universidad del Rosario 
Design and Infographics

Juan Carlos Ramírez
Cover Image
Fernando Trujillo-Fundación Omacha