International Relations Committee outlines priorities for 2014 work

At the Catholic University of Chile, the directors and those in charge of International Relations of the Cruch universities met to share information and project the possibilities of work during the second semester of the year

A group of 15 representatives of the International Relations directorates of the universities of the Council of Rectors met at the Catholic University to talk about the work carried out by Cruch in this area, share information and define a work path for the future.

At the meeting, they talked about the approaches for undergraduate mobility that Cruch has had with representative bodies of Latin American universities and with France, as well as the options for internationalization in doctorates, a topic that was discussed with the group of Canadian universities Caldo last May.

The attendees valued the possibility of opening spaces for greater collaboration with Latin America, given that they diagnosed that the geographic proximity and available resources for mobility that already exist, such as those of the Pacific Alliance, could be better used. In this sense, a working group was formed with representatives of the University of Valparaíso, the University of Chile, the University of Talca and the University Catholic of the North to advance in formulas of approach to this matter.

Subsequently, they spoke of the new links that Cruch is working on: the possibilities granted by the Chile California agreement and the joint work with the British Council for the training of teachers, among others.

At the conclusion of the day, the attendees promised to work on a joint internationalization policy proposal that addresses the tasks that the Council of Rectors should address to advance in these matters.