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March 2014 IU Chile and Argentina delegation report

Report
25 March 2014

From 17-21 March, a delegation of 12 representatives from 12 UK higher education institutions met with government ministries, research funding councils, and leading universities in Chile and Argentina. The aim was to identify new partnership opportunities for UK higher education in these two neighbouring, but quite different, higher education sectors.

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.

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