The Research unit of the Universidad de Oriente (UNIVO), is responsible for ensuring the planning, organization and execution of innovative academic research, which offer rigorous scientific and technological approaches to meet the most urgent needs of Salvadoran society as a whole. We have a multidisciplinary team of researchers with technical and methodological capabilities that guarantee the bonding of the university community with Teaching, Research and community service. Also with local actors, interagency and academic centers, which are friends with the university, to parlay with relevance, commitment, and responsibility to local and regional intervention processes for the sustainable development of the Eastern Zone of El Salvador.
The research list of the Directorate integrates each of the six Academic Faculties of UNIVO, with the aim of enriching scientific production from each of the areas of knowledge established by the Ministry of Education.
Arts and Architecture
Areas:Green Architecture and Sustainable Development,Cultural Heritage, Housing Design, Environmental Design,Ergonomics in Construction, Arts and Recycling.
Responsible: Arq. Hernán José Hernández Durán
Agriculture and Environment
Areas: Food and Nutritional Security. SAN, Sustainable Production.
Responsible: Ing. Felipe Santiago Salvador Bonilla
Areas: Prevalent Diseases and Vulnerable Groups
Responsible: Lic. Roxana Lissette Argueta Álvarez
Social Sciences and Humanities
Areas: Memory, Power and Identity,
Territory and Alternative Territories, Political, Inter-Ethnic and Diversity Studies in Latin America, Sociology of Culture, Political Anthropology.
Responsible: MsC. Gerson Claros
Economy, Administration, and Trade
Areas: Entrepreneurship, Economic Analysis, Market Research, Employment Management and Human Talent, Leadership and Management.
Responsible: Lic. José Rigoberto Vaquerano
Education, Social Sciences
Areas:Teacher Professionalization/Professionalization of Teaching and Quality Education,Migration Phenomena, Social Economic Growth.
Responsible: Lic. Pedro Alberto Castro Cruz
Science and Technology
Areas: Renewable Energy Technology, Electricity and Environment
Responsible: Ing. Manfredy Molina