The National University of Río Negro (UNRN) has 10 years of life. During this time the number of students has increased and large efforts have been made to improve the inclusion, permanence and graduation of the young people in the region. Currently, it has more than 8000 active students. A specific commission is working with the goal to make visible, raise awareness and promote the gender perspective within the university community.
Since 2014 with the transfer and incorporation of astronomy researchers to the UNRN they have received the institutional support to perform their specific investigations that complement with teaching and outreach initiatives. As the best example, two Workshops on Education and Outreach in Astronomy have been co-organized by The National University of Río Negro, both related to solar eclipses (in 2017 and in 2019).
Many activities involving the community of Bariloche (people in general and the amateur league) were hosted in the UNRN headquarters, such as astro-photographic exhibitions and open talks. Specific projects leaded by the astronomers of this University have been accompanied also by non-teaching support staff. Here, astronomers are valuated by their capacity to interact with other fields of knowledge. The formation of multi-disciplinary group of scientists and engineers is motivated inside the University in order to present and exchange ideas.
The objective of the Intitute of Technologies in Detection and Astroparticles (ITeDA), depending on the CNEA, CONICET and UNSAM, is the research, development and training of qualified personnel in experiments and technologies associated with the sciences of the universe and astroparticles.
On the other hand, the activities on Education and Outreach are part of the general goals; the Institute participates of NASE Program, the WG on Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion, is in charge of the activities on Education and communication with the public of the Pierre Auger Observatory (for the detection and study of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays) and QUBIC Project (Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology).
The National Council of Scientific Research is the institution depending on the Argentinean Ministry of Education that brings together the scientists and specialized technicians of the country. The CONICET supports different educative activities, mainly through the program VoCar, which acts as a link between the scientific community and primary, secondary and High School, and aims to bring science closer to society and stimulate scientific and technological vocations in young people.
The Uruguayan Astronomy Society (SUA) was founded in 1990 and has the following aims and objectives: