From August 13th to September 4th, the 10th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for the Internationalization of Higher Education was held. It was organized by the Colombian Network for the Internationalization of Higher Education – Colombian Association of Universities (RCI-ASCUN). LACHEC 2020 Rewiring International Education was fully online in synchronous and asynchronous meetings following a full agenda that brought together more than 900 people from the region and the world, who exchanged experiences, learning and good practices and contributed to rethinking and joining efforts for the internationalization of Higher Education in this challenging context.

FIESA 2020 as a strategic ally of LACHEC had an active participation through various activities:

  • FIESA 2021 virtual stand: a space in which we provided information about the Fair while serving as a platform for the dissemination of various activities and programs proposed by the National Interuniversity Council (CIN).

  • Two academic sessions: "Changing the Focus for Funding: The Graduate Community and the Role of the International Relations Offices as an Articulator of Comprehensive International Projects" and "Gender and Higher Education: Innovative and Social Transformative Latin American Women." In these panels, we sought to share relevant aspects of these topics, encouraging the exchange of strategies and experiences.

  • A cultural session entitled "Argentina: Learn about the Secrets of its Barbecue and Wine." In this relaxing and conversational space, we proposed to highlight the particularities and characteristics of these traditions which are still pioneering in Argentina and recognized in different parts of the world.

  • Informative activities organized with CIN within the framework of the FIESA virtual stand: “Technological Solutions for the Digital Transformation of the IES. SIU Ecosystem” and “The Consortium of Spanish as a Second and Foreign Language and the CELU Exam: An Educational Linguistic Policy.”

* These sessions will be uploaded on the FIESA YouTube Channel soon.

In this respect, during the LACHEC opening plenary session on August 13th, we accompanied the launch of the Latin American Initiative for the Internationalization of Higher Education (INILAT). We have been involved in its building along with the RedCIUN-CIN from Argentina and other actors and networks from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Likewise, we participated in the LACHEC closing plenary on August 27th, showing the consolidation of the alliance between the two events and their representatives and accepting each other as complementary spaces. We also sought to promote the strengthening of the internationalization of Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean and build a shared regional agenda on this subject.


CIN Consejo Interuniversitario Nacional
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata


Fundacion Universidad Nacional Mar del Plata


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