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HICA Project

OBREAL participates in the launch of the HICA Project


The project, coordinated by the University of Barcelona in which OBREAL is one of the European partners, was launched last November at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala. During the event, organized by the Central American University Superior Council (CSUCA), participants talked about the importance of curricular innovation for Central America and highlighted that the HICA Project competed with more than 513 different projects within the framework of the Erasmus + Program from the European Union, achieving a very good qualification.  

With the title “Harmonization and Innovation in Central American Higher Education Curricula: Enhancing and Implementing the Regional Qualifications Framework (“HICA”), this project intends to support the reform, innovation and harmonisation of HE curricula at the Central American universities based on the proposed qualifications framework for higher education in the region


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Final Consortium Meeting from the ULISES Project

OBREAL organizes the Final Consortium Meeting of the ULISES Project  


From 14 to December 15 of 2015 at the was held the Final Consortium Meeting of the ULISES Project at the University of Barcelona (UB). All the partners members of the consortium were present at this event organized by OBREAL.  

Representatives of the University of Montpellier (France), the University of Chilecito (Argentina), the Uniroma La Sapienza (Italy), the Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil), the University of the Republic (Uruguay), the Association of Universities Grupo Montevideo (Uruguay), the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (Spain) and the UB evaluated the different stages of the project and its results and discussed its financial status.

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Final Seminar of the ULISES Project

OBREAL collaborates with the organization of the Final Seminar of the ULISES Project  


On 12-13 November 2015 took place at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil the Final Meeting of the ULISES Project. All consortium members from South America and Europe attended. The main objective of this gathering was to better understand the links between students’ mobility, employability and how they relate to local developments. Concrete cases from the universities from Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil were presented showing the importance of strengthening the cooperation between the Higher Education Institutions and the private and the public sectors. The University of Montpellier and Tilburg University shared their experience in working with Latin America and the benefits the ULISES project brought them; ANECA on its side, emphasized the importance of Quality Assurance to ensure international and local recognition of the Higher Education system and for graduates and future students. This meeting also gave the opportunity to discuss future collaboration in the framework of the next Erasmus+ call.

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From September 16th to November 17th 2013 will be projected three short films of OBREAL "Up to you: tourism, trade and mobility" at the Palau Robert in Barcelona, Spain. The projection is part of the campaign called "Closer. Knowledge + commitment + cooperation." The films are "Tourism, contribute to the development of the countries we visit", "Trade, put trade at the service of development. The cases of coffee and sugar" and "Mobility, promote sustainable development by reconciling mobility and environment", directed by Carles Hernández and Chirstian Tàpies, funded by the Catalan Agency for Development Cooperation (ACCD) and the Spanish Agency for Development Cooperation (AECID).

The next 2-4 December 2013 will be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, the Second Bi-Regional Conference of University Partnerships. The conference, "A partnership for Latin American universities Euro innovative, active and sustainable", will present the results of the various initiatives of the project and put in the context of current debates on higher education, research and internationalization. In the event, a continuation of the First Bi-regional Conference held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in November 2012, university leaders and university associations reflect on the institutional development of the system and the specific opportunities offered by exchanges between Europe and Latin America.


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