Verónica Botero-Fernández


Verónica Botero-Fernández is the Dean of the Faculty of Mines at Universidad Nacional de Colombia since 2018. She manages 12 undergraduate engineering programs, and 44 graduate programs with a student population of about 7000 students. She is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences and Environment. She holds a Ph.D. in geography from Utrecht University, an M.Sc. in Geological survey from the International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (Univ. of Twente, Netherlands), and a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering from Universidad EAFIT. She has been Head of several graduate and undergraduate programs, Head of the Department of Geosciences and Environment, Vice-dean of Research and Extension, Director of Research and Extension for the Medellín campus (5 faculties), Vice-rector (interim) of the Medellin campus in several opportunities. She has participated in more than 70 research and extension projects, has supervised more than 30 M.Sc. and Ph.D. thesis and is the author or co-author of more than 90 papers, proceedings, book chapters and books.

Training's expertise

  • Faculty Management
  • Academic Leadership

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Country of residence

  • Colombia

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