The Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) is a research centre that brings together a group of high profile academics from multiple disciplines to study social conflict and cohesion in Chile.

The Centre’s objective is to contribute to the improvement of social cohesion through research that informs public policy and social dialogue, as well as raising general public awareness about these issues.
COES focuses on four research lines that we consider to be of utmost relevance to the problems of social conflict and cohesion:

- The Socioeconomic Dimensions of Conflict
- Group and Individual Interactions
- Political and Social Conflict
- Geographies of Conflict