The mission was organised by the UK Higher Education International Unit (IU) and the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). The delegation was led by Professor Colin Grant, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation at the University of Bath, and a member of the IU’s International Strategic Advisory Board (ISAB).
While the delegation programme was confined to the capital cities of Santiago and Buenos Aires, a number of Chilean and Argentinean higher education institutions from further afield were able to join for workshops and speed-dating sessions. The arrival of the delegation in Santiago coincided with the installation of a new government led by President Michelle Bachelet – one which has placed higher education right at the top of an ambitious reform agenda.
This visit report provides an overview of the mission’s principal objectives, detailed notes of the key meetings, and identified areas for follow-up work.