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Marcos Avilez

Director, International Relations
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

Marcos Avilez has been director of international relations at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, PUCV, Chile since 2008. This position entails the management of a complex international network of various initiatives, including but not limited to student mobility and international development. Since 2012, he is the director of “Learn Chile”, the national organization for the promotion of the Chilean higher education sector ( He is also an elected member of the Council of Advisors of the International Student Exchange Programs ( In the past fifteen years, he has served as special assistant to the PUCV rector, and in the last ten years, he has been directly involved in Higher Education internationalization. He is a lawyer and holds a MA in public administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso.