Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: UC analyzed the challenges of internationalization together with other CRUCH universities

In order to evaluate the challenges that Chilean universities have in the internationalization process and also share good practices, 49 delegates from the 30 universities that make up the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities met .

At this plenary meeting of the CRUCH Internationalization Advisory Commission, which was held between September 1 and 2 in a remote format, six cases of good practices were presented on the issues of institutionalization and internationalization policies, as well as the management of internationalization, especially with regard to research and transfer.

“It is very relevant to participate in these instances of conversation and presentation of good practices, especially on the institutionalization of internationalization. We have traveled a path that is interesting to share, and on the other hand, knowing other realities and strategies opens us to new possibilities” says Ana María Sepúlveda, executive director of the Deputy Vice President for International Affairs and a member of the board of this commission. It was precisely Ana María Sepúlveda who began the plenary session with a presentation on the challenges posed by internationalization regarding institutional identity.

“We have traveled a path that is interesting to share, and on the other hand, knowing other realities and strategies opens us up to new possibilities” – Ana María Sepúlveda, executive director of the Deputy Vice President for International Affairs

Then the representatives of the University of Santiago de Chile , the University of Chile , the Catholic University of Maule , the University of the Border and the Catholic University of the Holy Conception also presented . “At UC we have traveled a path that is interesting to share, and on the other hand, knowing other realities and strategies opens us up to new possibilities,” added Ana María Sepúlveda.

In addition to sharing the challenges that each of the institutions are facing in terms of global insertion, the two-day meeting also featured the participation of Javiera Visedo, director of Latin America Engagement at Education New Zealand , the government education agency. New Zealand International. Visedo referred to him with a presentation on the Global Competencies Project, a program that enables the development of essential skills to be able to live, work, contribute to society and acquire intercultural competencies.

Anoek van den Berg, president of the Internationalization Commission and director of Usach International stressed that it is very important that in the context of the global insertion process it is considered that “each institution has its own nature and its own project”, which is why it is It is essential that an internal diagnosis is made initially, which will also allow the process to be effective in practice.

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