Advance HE is behind a ground-breaking project launched by the Peruvian government in Lima that could soon see Peruvian and UK universities award joint and dual degrees valid in both countries.
Universities across Peru attended the launch of the ‘roadmap’ plan which is part of Going Global Partnership – an initiative to build stronger, more inclusive, and internationally connected higher education (HE) and technical education and training (TVET) systems.
The roadmap was developed by Advance HE on behalf of the British Council which has been working closely with Peru’s DIGESU (Dirección General de Educación Superior Universitaria) – the body responsible for advancing higher education in the country.
Ministerio de Educación del Perú
Carla Solana, Public Policy Specialist of the Directorate for University Higher Education at Peru’s Ministry for Education (Ministerio de Educación del Perú) said: “The roadmap will be key to support the Ministry of Education in developing its priority to provide higher education institutions with opportunities and mechanisms to strengthen their global engagement.”
International higher education
“The Peruvian Government’s ambition is to improve and enhance the quality of higher education in both public and private universities and its vision is for a higher education system which is truly international,” said Advance HE’s Associate Dr Araida Hildago who was part of Advance HE’s team, led by Global Consultant Steve Outram and Advance HE Associate, Professor Karen Smith in developing the roadmap plan.
“What we have developed on behalf of the British Council is a roadmap which is designed to give universities a framework to support greater internationalisation. This includes a strategy for creating strong partnerships between Peruvian and UK universities.
“One goal is the creation of joint or dual UK-Peru post-graduate degrees for science and technology subjects. A further aim of the project is to further support the inclusion of women in science and technology subjects across Peru’s higher education sector.”
Universidad Nacional de San Marcos
The other speakers at the event were:
Silvia Iglesias León, Head of International Office at Universidad Nacional de San Marcos.
Cato Rolea, Senior Global Partnerships Manager for Nottingham Trent University, who has done considerable work establishing transnational partnerships in Africa, the Middle East as well as Peru and elsewhere in the Americas.