Meeting between universities of Chile and Argentina to strengthen collaboration

The Association of South Andean Universities of Argentina (AUSA) met with the universities of the Council of Rectors in order to identify areas of interest for international collaboration.

Last Friday, a meeting was held at the premises of the Embassy of Argentina in Chile in which the National Universities of Cuyo, San Juan, San Luis and Comahue were present on the Argentine side and the Austral, Talca, La Serena, Concepción universities. Bio Bio, Los Lagos, Católica del Maule, Valparaíso, Chile, Católica del Norte, Metropolitan of Education Sciences, Católica de la Santísima Concepción on the Chilean side. The event was attended by Teresa Vega, rector of the Universidad del Comahue.

Both the Chilean and Argentine representatives expressed their intention to deepen and socialize ties of a more institutional nature, because it is a moment to strengthen Latin American relations. "A long history unites us with Chile, beyond the constitution of national states," Vega said.

The shared proposal between AUSA and the universities of the Council of Rectors of Chile is the development of an academic space, of scientific and cultural cooperation, through academic sessions and mobility, both for students and academics. AUSA brings together the regional universities of Argentina, among which there are more than 170 thousand students and has been defined as a common work space for exchange and associativity.

Representatives of the CRUCH universities appreciated the invitation, recognizing the great potential for collaboration represented by the universities of southern Argentina, which are located along the entire border, and the growing interest of students to carry out academic experiences with the neighboring country.

The parties undertook to promote an agreement that facilitates the development of joint academic activities in a framework of reciprocity and collaboration.