YUSTE FOUNDATION PARTICIPATES IN THE MEETING HELD BY THE COUNCIL OF RECTORS OF THE LATIN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES ASSOCIATION IN LISBON
The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation participates in the annual meeting held by the Council of Rectors and the Technical Academic Group of the Latin American Universities Association, AULA. This meeting, attended by the Director and the Academic Director of the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation, Juan Carlos Moreno Piñero and César Chaparro respectively, is being held at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon in order to promote and coordinate academic programmes via virtual environments of higher education.
Among the subjects dealt with is the redesign and impulse of the Ibero-American Virtual Magazine of Social Sciences, REVIBE, produced by Yuste Foundation, in order for it to become a modern digital academic platform of the 21st century. REVIBE intends to create its own scientific space for Ibero-American cultural and educational identity. To this end, its contents are based on the opening of new perspectives and interdisciplinary research areas that may strengthen new visions as far as the American world is concerned. The management team, furthermore, intends to work and boost its presence on the net and social media.
This is how the changes carried out have, thus, been presented in CAVILA’s website as well as the progress of the book of AULA-CAVILA’s tenth anniversary.
Latin American Universities Association
AULA is an association that was supported by the former Extremaduran Centre for Studies and Cooperation with Ibero-America (CEXECI) and the University of Extremadura in 2007.The association is composed by the following nineteen public universities from eleven Latin American countries up until now: the Argentinian national universities of La Plata, Entre Ríos, Northwest from the Province of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Quilmes and the National University from the Northeast; the University of Porto and the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, form Portugal; the University of Extremadura (Spain); the Mexican universities of Guadalajara and the Autonomous University of Chiapas; the University of Santiago de Chile; the National Autonomous University of Honduras; the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua; the University of Panamá; the Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil); the University of the Asunción of Paraguay; the Autonomous Latin American University of Medellín and the Agrarian University of Havana. Moreover, the European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation is honorary member of AULA.
AULA’s main initiative is the Latin American Virtual Campus, CAVILA, whose aim is the promotion of teaching, research and Latin American identity through cultural extension (www.cavila.org).
CAVILA, which formally began its activities in 2008, has gradually become the campus of a great power, allowing not only a shared academic programme, but also mutual support as far as transfer of new information and communication technologies, the power of sharing virtual libraries, creating research networks or student mobility programmes among the public universities it is composed by is concerned.
The different universities it is composed by offer higher education, degrees and courses, graduate and postgraduate subjects in this virtual space and they work in research networks. The potential beneficiaries of the Latin American Virtual Campus may be close to 839.300 students and around 74.200 teachers/ researchers.