Fostering Long Lasting Cooperation with North American Universities

Sánchez, Joaquin
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The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is a private university founded in 1623. It is one of the oldest and most traditional Colombian universities, directed by the Society of Jesus, with its main facilities in Bogotá and a sectional division in Cali. It is one of 28 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America, and one of the 114 the world over. The Javeriana University in Bogotá has 18 Schools comprising 61 departments, 181 academic programs, 18 institutes, and more than 100 research groups catering to different areas of knowledge, giving the university its multidisciplinary nature. In order to contribute to scientific, theoretical, artistic, and cultural development, the University has: the Editorial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana publishing house, the Javeriana Radio Broadcasting Station, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Hospital Universitario San Ignacio, the Javesalud health center and a clinical dentistry unit, among others. The Javeriana University has established a network of multilateral and bilateral agreements with national and international higher education institutions. It currently has student exchange programs with over 25 Colombian universities and over 100 academic cooperation agreements with major universities abroad.

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CONAHEC's 12th North American Higher Education Conference - Monterrey 2008
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico for CONAHEC’s 12th North American Higher Education Conference! North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and many common issues to face. With the signing of NAFTA in 1994, our region has become inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive and offer students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions.More than a decade after NAFTA was launched, it is increasingly evident that our region cannot isolate itself, but must rather develop stronger and more productive linkages both internally and with other world regions. Higher education has an important role to play in connecting North America with the rest of the world. Together, we will revitalize the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today.