The Executive Director of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), Dr. David Julien, participated in a working mission to Chile on October 4-7, 2016, in order to attend the IOHE Andean Countries Regional Assembly, the Andean Countries EMULIES Meeting, and strengthen ties with university and government authorities.
The Regional Assembly took place at the Santiago Campus of Universidad de los Lagos, host institution of the Regional Vice-Presidency, led by its President, Dr. Óscar Garrido Álvarez. A total of 18 member representatives attended the activity.
“The Andean countries’ participation is always enriching, diverse and enthusiastic, a reflection of the region and the four countries that compose it: Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. We are planning many projects and we are certain that we count with the necessary commitment and leadership”, Dr. David Julien said.
At the Universidad de Los Lagos, the IOHE Executive Director met with high authorities, researchers and academics to tighten interinstitutional relations.
On the other hand, the IOHE participated in parallel meetings with Dr. María Isabel Munita, Executive Director, Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas (CRUCH); Dr. Marcela Letelier, Executive Director, Consorcio de Universidades del Estado de Chile (CUECH); the team in charge of internationalization at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile; and Dr. Christian Nicolai, Executive Director of the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT). Within the framework of this international mission, Dr. Julien also had a rendezvous with H.E. Canadian Ambassador to Chile, Marcel Lebleu.
Furthermore, Dr. Julien participated in the Andean Countries Meeting of the Space for Women Leaders of Higher Education Institutions of the Americas (EMULIES), which was possible thanks to the collaboration of the Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (UTEM). This initiative was launched by the IOHE program College of the Americas (COLAM). The main theme of the event was “Gender Equality and Leadership in Higher Education: Experiences, Accomplishments and Challenges”.
The IOHE hosts the Executive Secretariat of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE). The Fifth edition of the event will take place in Montreal, Canada.