Hold in Mexico the 3rd Regional Meeting of UNESCO Chairs in Latin American and the Caribbean

14/05/2015

16 UNESCO Chairs gathered in Guadalajara in order to discuss about their roles in Higher Education Cooperation in the region. 

From 4 to May 6, at the University of Guadalajara (UdeG), took place the 3rd Regional Meeting of UNESCO Chairs under the subject: "Production and knowledge management: The role and scope of UNESCO Chairs on Inter-University Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean” organized by IESALC.

This event aimed to discuss and promote ideas regarding the exchange of knowledge and set a cooperative agenda focused on the development of society. The university management, as well the communication between networks to enhance quality on higher education was highlighted to better design the next steps to address the challenges of the coming years.

In the opening speech the Rector of the UdeG, Itzcóatl Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla, highlighted the importance of this meeting to encourage public initiatives that can contribute to overcoming regional and global challenges, especially in the framework of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Participants from different countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Chile discussed the relevance and the need to maintain and reinforce an Inter-University cooperation with UNESCO Chairs in order to develop and promote knowledge. They shared experiences regarding their relation with higher education’s institutions to identify new approaches and reinforce collaboration universities.

UNESCO Chairs also presented proposals, reports and set goals to be evaluated and discussed in the next meeting. The event concluded with a commitment to strengthen relations between the UNESCO Chairs and the inter-university collaboration in Latin America.

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Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government