Ghent University strengthens ties with Ecuadorian universities

(31-01-2017) A Ghent University delegation led by Rector Anne De Paepe, Guido Van Huylenbroeck (Academic Director for Internationalization), and Peter Goethals (CESAM Platform) visits several universities and research institutes in Ecuador.

The Ghent University delegation wants to reinforce existing partnerships and launch new initiatives.

Fourteen professors from five faculties represent Ghent University during the visit to Ecuador from 30 January to 4 February. Their background and expertise is diverse: from educational innovation to aquaculture, from biology to computer sciences. The preparations for this trip started more than a year ago, by the Central and South America platform (CeSAm) in cooperation with the local Ecuadorian universities ESPOL, EPN and UCuenca, which are all part of the VLIR IUS Biodiversity Network.

Programme

Monday 30 januari 2017

  • Visit to Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN)
  • Rector meeting Asamblea del Sistema de Educacion Superior (ASESEC)

Tuesday 31 januari 2017

  • Visit to University of Cuenca

Wednesday 1 februari 2017

  • Visit to ESPOL
  • Alumni event

Thursday 2 februari 2017

  • Visit to Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz

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