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1 Cooperation in higher education and research UPV LATIN AMERICA PROGRAMMES A synopsis of a long-standing partnership 1

2 1. Detection of a need (in the 90s): Universities in L.A. have low collaboration with the productive sector: low recognition of doctoral degrees Low scientific production L.A. compared with the number of existing universities Low number of Phds (staff and students) L.A. universities need help to form the first Phds, to develop research groups and start programmes to train other doctors Very open to international cooperation and other initiatives but funding of activities not always easy Important socioeconomic differences between countries

3 2. UPV sees an opportunity to collaborate and starts an action strategy: Master Courses Continuous Education Exchange of Students and Staff Training doctors Distant learning Participation in funded projects Consultancy Agreements with Ministries of Education to fund grants In-place office of the UPV in the areas of greatest activity

4 3. How this was achieved: Before 1998: Model for first set of specific agreements (RD 185/85) - PhD degree by UPV - Courses presented intensively on location with UPV faculty - Research sufficiency in between UPV-Latin America - Approval of Thesis program at UPV - Research between UPV and Latin America Results for agreements for UPV PhD programs until 1997 (RD 185/85): # Finished PhD thesis: 287 # Proposed phd thesis: 421 # Students accessing the research phase: 455 4

5 Between 1998 and 2005: Model for new specific agreements (RD778/98) - PhD degree by UPV - Courses presented intensively on location with UPV faculty - Approval of Thesis program at UPV - Research between UPV and Latin America 20 credits Doctoral courses UPV postgraduate course 30 credits 12 research credits Advanced studies diploma UPV Master (not official) Research thesis Official UPV PhD 5

6 Problems for accreditation Recognition of PhD degrees Stong emphasis on Latin American academic implication Need for joint degrees strategy 6

7 Present model (RD 1393/07, Bologna): - PhD degree by UPV - Access after official scientific Master of more than 60 ECTS - Agreement for supplementing academic contents in official Latin American Master programs - Research between UPV and Latin America Results: 4 signed agreements 6 under negotiation 7

8 3. The global results: More than 200 UPV programmes since 1992 in Latin America 80 UPV PhD programmes offered to Latin America through specific agreements 393 Latin American UPV PhDs from 1992 until 2005 New regulation for PhD programs in Spain 72 Latin American UPV PhD s from

9 72 UPV DOCTOR TITLES ( ) ARGENTINA 20 MÉXICO 31 CHILE 2 COLOMBIA 21 CUBA 2 9

10 Comparison between financed projects: Universitat Politècnica de València Inter-university Cooperation & Research projects (PCI) from AECID (Agencia Española de Cooperación Int. para el Desarrollo) Tempus Alfa Socrates MED Asia- Link 10

11 Students/ Researchers at UPV: Fundación Carolina Generalitat Valenciana Universitat Politècnica de València 11

12 ARGENTINA CHILE COLOMBIA CUBA MEXICO PERU REPUBLICA DOMINICANA VENEZUELA Universitat Politècnica de València 104 PASANTÍAS/ESTANCIAS EN LA UPV ( )

13 Post-doc activities: Bioengineering Biotechnology Business administration Computer science Applied mathematics Composite materials Food technology Telecommunication 13

14 European funding Credit recognition Quality criteria Joint programmes 14

15 EUROTANGO Strategic Agreements Development of joint degrees Agreements for research projects Alumni network Joint research funded by industrial companies 15

16 4. Looking ahead Greater number of L.A. universities present in international rankings The implementation of new technologies facilitates collaboration Establishment and consolidation of productive networks: Magellan, Magalhaes, ASIBEI, Conahec Joint doctorates Their own masters

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