In Memoriam: Érika Himmel König

August 28, 2020

It is with sadness the Columbia Global Centers | Santiago communicates the passing of Érika Himmel König (TC’59), who was Universidad Católica’s Dean of the School of Educational Sciences in 2007-08, and who was awarded the Premio Nacional en Ciencias de la Educación by the Chilean government in 2011 and named a Distinguished Alumni of Columbia’s Teachers College in 2013.

In Chile, Himmel König left an impressive legacy in education, having contributed to the development of standardized assessment procedures including the University Admission Test (PAA) and the Education Quality Measurement System (SIMCE). She also had an extensive career in research and teaching, working on advancing Chile’s capabilities in social and educational research and evaluation at Universidad de Chile.

We express our condolences to Érika’s family in these difficult times.