The Universities of Chile and California at Berkeley sign a collaboration agreement

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Manuel Agosin signed a broad collaboration agreement between the Universities of Chile and California at Berkeley with Chancellor Robert Birgeneau that encompasses collaborative research, academic exchange at all levels (faculty and students), and the exchange of academic materials. 

 

On 23rd May 2012, Manuel Agosin Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Chile travelled to the University of California at Berkeley to sign a collaboration agreement between the two universities together with Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. The agreement between the two universities is a broad collaboration agreement that encompasses collaborative research, academic exchange at all levels (faculty and students), and the exchange of academic materials. 

The Dean was accompanied by Oscar Landerretche, Director of the Undergraduate School of the Faculty of Economics and Business and Kirsten Sehnbruch, Director of the Centre for New Development Thinking, while the University of Berkeley was also represented in the signing ceremony by Ronald Gronsky, Special Faculty Assistant to the Chancellor for International Affairs, Harley Shaiken, Chair of the Centre for Latin American Studies, and Prof. Beatriz Manz, Professor of Ethnic Studies.

The meeting between Chancellor Birgeneau and Dean Agosin occasioned a lively discussion of the roles that both the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Chile play as public institutions in their respective countries. Many common objectives and features of these public institutions were discussed, in particular the challenges that both universities face going forward in their endeavour to meet student demands with ever more limited fiscal resources.

 

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