The University counts on a variety of disciplines with different natures. Research and artistic research may have different nuances. Nevertheless, the Universidad de los Andes understands research as follows:

Research and artistic research is a systematic process in which new knowledge is developed, validated and evaluated.

Eventually it will re- evaluate the existent knowledge and the proposed theories, in order to advance in the construction of new knowledge.

The process used in research and artistic research cannot be reduced to a unique strategy (creation process, scientific method). On the contrary, this process includes knowledge, experience, intuition, creativity, innovation, among others. It is important to stress that none of this aspects are goals in itself, but means to achieve the purpose of research: the generation of new knowledge and its divulgation.

New knowledge is understood as a new product that did not exist before and contributes the advancement of the discipline in which it exists.