The Council of Rectors meets with representatives of the California University System (UC System)

 Representatives of the University System of California met today with those in charge of international relations of the universities of the Council of Rectors to exchange opinions and views on the needs and priorities of the Chilean university system and the possible alternatives of support from the California system.

 On May 17, 2010, within the framework of the Chile California Program, a meeting was held in the Council of Rectors with the University System of California (UC SYSTEM) represented by Ms. Pamela Jennings, from the office of the President of the University ; Claudia Mitchell-Kernan from UCLA, Alejandro Delgadillo from UC Merced and Jorge Rojas from UC Davis. On behalf of the CRUCH, the rector Patricio Sanhueza of the UPLA and the vice-rectors of research and postgraduate studies of the University of Santiago, the University of Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, together with directors of international relations from the Pontificia Universidad Católica from Chile, from the University of Valparaíso, from the Metropolitan University of Education, from the Universidad Católica del Norte; and, representatives of the Austral University and the University of Los Lagos. Along with the group was Mr. Cristóbal Barros from the Foreign Ministry and Mrs. María Teresa Marshall, from CRUCH.

 
The objective of the meeting was to exchange opinions and views on the needs and priorities of the Chilean university system and the possible alternatives of support from the California system. 
 
The responses of Mrs. Jennings and Mitchell-Kernan highlighted that we are initiating a reciprocal academic collaboration, that we must identify priority lines, their respective faculties and academics, to enhance a direct relationship and collaboration that allows not only doctoral training, but also the postdoctoral opportunities, the development of joint research projects and the exchange of academics. The challenge is to identify the parties, both in the California University System and in the Universities of the Council of Rectors.