Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Internationalisation in Cuba and Panama: professional development

 29 September 2017

CHEI welcomed a delegation of 34 representatives from 8 Cuban Universities, the Ministry for Higher Education in Cuba, and 4 Panamanian Universities at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Brescia Campus last week as a part of a professional develoment programme within the Erasmus+ project FORINT aimed at strengthening internationalisation in Cuba and Panama.

The workshop, led  by Fiona Hunter, Associate Director at CHEI, focussed on international partnerships, how to develop a more strategic approach but also one that is underpinned by an ethos promoting mutual benefit and reciprocity.

The participants learnt about an innovative international doctoral programme in science that has been recently set up at the Brescia campus and which led to a lively discussion as how the model might be replicated in their respective institutions. They also travelled to the Milan Campus to learn how the Office for Global Engagement and International Education has elaborated a carefully articulated partnership policy to serve the different international endeavours that Università Cattolica has identified as key to its future development.