Friday, December 5, 2014

Advancing UNIGIS Latin America

The past months marked an intensive period of outreach activities carried out by the UNIGIS program established at the University San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and several partner universities in Latin America. For the first time, the annual UNIGIS-symposium ForoMundoUNIGIS was not only held at USFQ, Ecuador and ICESI, Cali but also at our new partner sites at University Belgrano (UB), Argentina, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brasil and the National University Federico Villareal (UNFV), Perú. These events were addressed especially to the growing community of UNIGIS students and alumni in these countries aiming at giving them a platform for presenting their thesis and professional projects as well as building sustainable personal and institutional networks.

The third anniversary of the ForoMundoUNIGIS at USFQ, taking place on October 22/23, gave reason for the UNGIS Team Latin America and the associated colleagues from our regional study sites to gather in an 10-days work shop where internal procedures were discussed and refined in order to providing a high-quality service to all of our students in the future.