PhD in

Education and Society

The PhD in Education and Society program is a multidisciplinary initiative born at the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences at Universidad Andrés Bello. Its creation comes from its vision conviction to promote and train researchers based on the understanding of education as a social phenomenon.

Welcome to

Education and Society

We invite you to be a part of this program and contribute with new knowledge to society.

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Specific Objectives

  • Give students advanced knowledge in quantitative and qualitative research methods, from Social Sciences and Humanities applied to the lines of research of public policy politics, wellbeing and socioemotional education; language, education and society.
  • Develop skills and aptitudes in the graduates to autonomously and ethically formulate and implement research projects and lead multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Contribute to the development of new knowledge in Education and Society from the development of research and scientific publications.

Graduate Profile

Graduates from the PhD in Education and Society program from Universidad Andrés Bello are high-level researchers with a multidisciplinary approach and specialized methodological tools in the Social Sciences and Humanities. They’re able to formulate relevant scientific questions on the educational phenomenon observed, to develop new knowledge in the area created by the intersection of Education and Society.

Research Lines

The PhD in Education and Society has three research lines:

This line of research focuses on studying subjective, organizational, community wellbeing, identifying, and preventing risk factors in the educational and social context. It aims to contribute to developing and collecting personal and social indicators that favor the development of wellbeing inside academic communities from a socio-ecological perspective.

This line of research focuses on the analysis of processes which through people comprehend and produce languages as ways to represent, understand and participate in different sociocultural and educational contexts, in their first and second languages, in academic and social contemporary contexts.

This line of research centers its interest on tracing and analysis of Educational Policies to understand their underlying concepts, their design and implementation logic, and their processes and models of evaluation.

Decree and Regulations

Program Director

Juan Carlos Oyanedel

PhD in Law. King’s College London, UK


Academic Faculty

Juan Carlos Oyanedel

PhD in Law. King’s College London, UK

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Masatoshi Sato

PhD in Educational Studies, McGill University, Canada.

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Mauricio Salgado

PhD in Sociology, University of Surrey, UK.

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María Gabriela Huidobro

PhD in History, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.

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Gerardo Bañales

PhD in Psychology, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain.

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Carla Fardella

PhD in Psychology, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.

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Andrés Mendiburo

PhD in Psychology. Universidad del País Vasco, Spain.

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Michelle Mendoza

PhD in Education. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

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Gonzalo Maier

PhD in Arts, Radboud Universiteit, Netherlands.

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Maritza Rosas

PhD in Applied Linguistics, University of Liverpool. UK

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Javier Torres

PhD in Psychology. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. PhD in Psychology. Universitat de Girona, Spain

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Liliana Vásquez

PhD in Linguistics. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile

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Gabriela Vásquez

PhD in Didactics of Social Sciences. Universidad de Valladolid. Spain

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Carol Flores Rivera

Doctora en Salud Publica Universidad de Chile.

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Frano Giakoni Ramírez

Doctor en Ciencias del Deporte de la Universidad Católica de Murcia.

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Jorge Chávez

PhD in Psychology. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

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Mauricio Valdivia

PhD in Psychology. Universidad Católica Argentina. Argentina

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Eliseo Lara

PhD in American Studies. Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile.

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Scholarships and Financing

Andrés Bello University has different scholarships for its doctoral students, to learn more we invite you to visit the Doctorates home where you will find Scholarships and Financing Opportunities.


Requirements and applications

To apply, it is required:

  • Photocopy of ID.
  • Birth certificate.
  • Legalized photocopy of Bachelor’s Degree or Professional Title.
  • Concentration of grades from the last program conductive to the academic grade achieved and its accreditation.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Letter of evaluation with professional goals, doctoral study interests and research.
  • Documents must be attached to the Application Form and sent to: [email protected]

Application process will be online. Documents must be sent to the following email address:


Juan Carlos Oyanedel
Program Director
[email protected]