PUCRS joins ODUCAL initiative on internationalization of higher education

Program will offer development webinars for Latin American institutions

20/07/2021 - 14h18

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PUCRS has now joined the consultative board of ODUCÁTEDRAS, a training program for internationalization of Higher Education of Association of Catholic Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (ODUCAL). The idea is to provide training to member institutions on the topic and contribute for them to achieve academic excellence.

The program has three lines of action: 1) training to managers and / or members of international offices, 2) training of teaching staff and 3) training to the university community in general.

Coordinated by Universidad Católica de Salta (UCASAL), represented by Valeria Vorano, the Advisory Board is composed of: Patricia Serrano Esguerra (Universidad Católica de Colombia). Sandra Beatriz Mino (PUCRS), Pedro José de la Torre Prieto (Universidad Católica de Maule) and Joel Vélez Colón, (Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Porto Rico).

Online events

Several activities will occur from Aug – Dec 2021. The first session will occur on Aug 2, 2021, 12 PM (Brasília time), and will be delivered online. The session Erasmus+ 2021/2027 will be delivered by Bruno Castro Benito, Officer for Policies, Erasmus + and EU, Latin America and North America Relations.

To sign up, click here.

From Oct – Nov, an Internationalization Seminar for teaching staff and members of international offices will be held. It will consist of three lectures and three activities. In December, the calendar of events in 2021 will come to an end with a master talk for the university community of ODUCAL member institutions. All activities will be announced in advance. The seminar is expected to become an Internationalization of Higher Education Diploma in 2022.


The Association of Catholic Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean is one of the Regional Associations of the International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC). Its goal is to contribute to the progress of Catholic higher education in Latin America through collaborative actions aimed at improving the quality of teaching, research, service to society and improving the fundamental task of proclaiming the Gospel and serving as a point of meeting between faith and culture.

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