President and Senior Vice President participate in the 21st International Colloquium of University Management in Ecuador

The event, held between the 18th and the 20th of January, aims to strengthen the leadership in the education institutions, enhance international cooperation and academic, scientific and cultural exchange

23/01/2023 - 13h00

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From the 18th to the 20th of January, President Br. Evilázio Teixeira and Senior Vice President of PUCRS, Br. Manuir Mentges, participate in the 21st International Colloquium of University Management (CIGU), held in the city of Loja, in Ecuador. In this edition, the theme of the event will be Challenges of Managing Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean post-pandemic: Innovation, Integration and Interculturality.

The themes were chosen, mainly due to the analysis of the region reality and of the process of continuous structural changes happening in higher education all around the world, and more specifically in the Americas, in the last decade. On January 18th, in addition to participating in the opening panel of the event, the president discusses, as panelist, the theme Institutionalization in the Management of Higher Education. On the 19th, the senior vice president will join a panel about Innovation in the Management of Higher Education, in which he will present PUCRS’s Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, IDEAR.

On his participation in the event, Br. Evilázio comments:

“Moments like this are filled with exchange and learning. The work done by a University enforces the commitment of serving society and, at the same time, the need for integrity and economic and financial soundness. These requirements lead to adopting a more participatory model of management, with well-defined roles and shared responsibilities, supported by agile and transparent communication. The current challenges determined by COVID-19 cannot be isolated or decontextualized from the moment each organization was experiencing in the time immediately before the pandemic.”

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A new take on universities in the Americas

The International Colloquium of University Management originated from an initial cooperation agreement between the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), through the Graduate Program in Business Administration (CPGA) and the Institute for Studies and Research in University Administration (INPEAU), in Brazil, and the Maestria en Gestión Universitaria from the National University of Mar del Plata (UNMdP), from the Asociación de Especialistas en Gestión de la Educación Superior (AEGES), in Argentina, in 2000, and has contributed to the awakening of a new take on universities in the Americas.

The CIGU also aims to produce systematic studies on new approaches and models of strategic management and of governance applied to the IES; further the discussion on the risks and sustainable development of the IES when faced with crises and changes which occur in several countries; share the experience of innovation and development for education, research, extension and management of universities.

To date, seventeen events have been held, with the presence of academic authorities such as State ministers and Higher education secretaries, presidents, vice-presidents, directors and other higher education officials, in addition to researchers, professors, administrative staff, lato and stricto sensu graduate students as well as those interested in the field of University Management.

Several South-American countries were represented in the events, such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Peru and Venezuela, as well as European countries such as Spain and Portugal and other Latin American and Caribbean countries, like Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico. Click here for the complete program.

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