The Department of International Cooperation works in a transversal way, providing technical and logistical advice to distinct actors of the National University of Cuyo, so that they move forward in their internationalization process.
We mainly work in three great areas:
We identify, communicate and provide technical advice on different sources of international financing, oriented to maintain international collaboration and channels for the transfer of knowledge among UNCuyo and distinct specialized institutions of the world.
External calls are financing opportunities for our students, professors, and graduates who are looking for the internationalization of their academic and professional profiles. This platform organizes and makes visible hundreds of opportunities offered by the world to our university every year, including scholarships for post-graduate studies, research opportunities, job opportunities, and much more.
The National University of Cuyo participates in different international collaborative projects which are carried out by the community with the help of other universities and specialized institutions of the world with the purpose of building bridges for the transfer of knowledge and institutional strengthening, and the improvement of our academic, scientific, and extension programs.
The majority of these projects are financed or co-financed by the European Commission through its ERASMUS + programs.
Internationalization at home promotes international and multicultural models of education, research, and extension from the university community: classrooms, professors’ lounge, dining rooms, libraries, multimedia rooms, language rooms in academic, extension and research projects. That is to say, tools of internationalization without physical movement.
The National University of Cuyo keeps formal relations with more than 200 institutions globally. These relations allow us to guarantee the mobility of our professors and students under different diagrams of cooperation, through diverse international collaborative projects, always looking forward to improve the quality of our programs and academic, research and extension projects.
Currently, the UNCuyo actively participates in different international networks for collaboration. The participation of the university in these liaison platforms allow the implementation for the policy of international relations. This policy is strategically designed to contribute on the reach of the goals fixed by the 2021 Strategic Plan.
Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo (AUGM): It was born in 1991 to respond to the specific problems from the South American region. Currently, this Association is composed of 38 public, autonomous, and self-governed Universities from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Each university member puts at disposal its best professors, scientists, and academics as well as its material resources in order to jointly take advantage of each institution.
Through the implementation of different internationalization programs known as ESCALA programs, the AUGM promotes international exchanges which benefit the four pillars that compose the National University of Cuyo.
Bilateral cooperation of the UNCuyo is associated to the collaboration agreements with other universities of the world. This bilateral cooperation policy has grown considerably in the last few years, particularly since the creation of the Secretariat of International Relations of the Rectorate in 2007. In addition, the refreshed details of our international agreements. In order to promote this cooperation, the Secretariat for Research, International Relations and Postgraduate Studies have two specialized institutes:
The Cuyo Argentine-German Institute (IAACuyo) operates since 2016 and encourages cooperation through formal agreements between the UNCuyo and 14 universities from Germany and 4 from Austria. Their purposes are to diffuse and communicate about the possibilities of exchange which are provided by these universities in the two countries through our funding and initiatives, and state entities. The IAACuyo is seen as a bonding tool so that whoever is interested in studying, teaching, and researching can communicate how to also do work abroad as through the program’s scholarships and/or project fundings.
Since 2004, the National University of Cuyo and the French Embassy in Argentina have agreed, through a bilateral agreement, to create the Argentine-French Center of Cuyo, which operates as a decentralized unit of management destined to strengthen the cooperation between our University and the Francophone countries, such as France, Canada, and Belgium.
The acting sphere of the CFA is related to the establishment of agreements with universities and big schools to develop student and professor mobility, as well as to support the initiation of joint nets and projects of research integrated by international teams.