Among its various objectives, the Secretary of Institutional Relations aims at developing and strengthening the international relations of the university.
It is in charge of promoting, strengthening and formalising the links between the School of Economic Sciences and Foreign Educational Institutions, international cooperation agencies and university networks.
Moreover, this area is responsible for managing Cooperation Agreements on the joint implementation of training, research and extension projects in different areas of interest, promoting the teaching and scientific development through the generation of programmes, teachers and researchers exchange and student mobility.
The Secretary organises and coordinates short and long term exchange programmes and provides support to undergraduate and postgraduate students, professors and researchers throughout this process. It also promotes programmes, selection processes of faculty members, conferences and all types of international programmes and activities.
The objectives of this area are:
- To promote the internationalisation of the School of Economic Sciences of Universidad Nacional de La Plata.
- To manage Cooperation Agreements aimed at fostering academic links with prestigious international institutions for undergraduate, postgraduate and research activities.
- To strengthen the Mobility and Exchange programmes for faculty members, intending to raise the academic standards through the exchange of knowledge between professors from our School and professors from foreign universities.
- To increase the participation of students in Student Mobility and Exchange Programmes between students from our School and students from foreign universities.
- To promote all calls, scholarships, cooperation opportunities and all kind of activities through a newsletter.
In order to meet these objectives, an internationalisation programme has been conducted by this Secretary since 2013, seeking to cover the different actions which enhance the internationalisation of the School of Economic Sciences.
The various forms of international cooperation and international mobility are the most visible, widespread and widely known internationalisation activities. These are generally the first ones developed by universities, and are essential for monitoring, measuring and enhancing the internationalisation.
Nevertheless, the international competitive capacity of each university and school is more deeply determined by more systemic and culture-bound dimensions which are, therefore and in turn, harder and more essential to develop for the future.
These dimensions include:
- The intercultural skills and the international participation of the different university communities.
- The reorientation processes of educational, research and social activities towards internationalisation.
- The systemic comparison and emulation of other schools and universities on the international level.
A genuine international strategy must pay close attention to all these dimensions in order to develop the corresponding policies, plans and programmes
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