Buenos Aires will be the next venue for the main regional meeting of rectors

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President Macri announced it with a video that was broadcast in Salamanca, where the fourth edition of Universia is being developed.
King Felipe, next to the Portuguese president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and the rector of the UBA, Alberto Barbieri, in Salamanca.

The City of Buenos Aires will host the V Encuentro de Rectores Universia, the main university network in Latin America, in 2023. The announcement was made this Tuesday, at the close of the IV Meeting, an event that gathered 1,100 attendees in the classrooms of the dean of the University of Salamanca, among representatives of the houses of study and politicians, businessmen and researchers.

After her speech at the close of the event, Ana Botín, president of Banco Santander, organizer of the Universia network and the meeting, presented a video in which President Mauricio Macri revealed the venue of the next meeting: “It is a pride that the Argentina, and in particular Buenos Aires, have been chosen to host the V Meeting of Rectors of Universia, a unique event in the world, to discuss issues as relevant as education, employment and future challenges, “said the message.

The Spanish president, Mariano Rajoy, also participated in the closing ceremony. “We share knowledge, languages ​​and experience, and that common heritage helps us face the challenges: innovation, digitalization and knowledge transfer,” he said.

The rectors presented the “Declaration of Salamanca”, product of the debates of the meeting. There, the rectors point out actions and programs to follow to “lead the technological revolution”. Among them, make flexible and apply innovative educational methods, generate alliances, courses and certifications with companies and develop new models of certification, hybrid training offers and training programs and update in the workplace.

In addition, the need for new degrees was pointed out, especially those related to computer science, artificial intelligence, data science and technology. Emphasis was also placed on humanistic education and the cross-disciplinary skills of students.

GRAF2586. SALAMANCA, 22/05 / 2018.- Moment of the debate table “University extension and sustainable development objectives for higher education institutions”, within the IV International Meeting of Rectors Universia, which brings together more than 700 rectors and academic representatives from 26 countries and that is celebrated in Salamanca coinciding with the VIII Centenary of its university. EFE / J.M.GARCIA

One of the discussion tables of the IV International Meeting of Rectors Universia. (EFE)

Ana Botín, president of Banco Santander and Universia, announced that “in the next three years, more than 200,000 students will receive a Santander Scholarship, achieve a practice in an SME or participate in entrepreneurship programs” led by universities.

In total, 600 universities from 26 countries, most of them Ibero-American, participated in the meeting. Through their rectors, they debated the changes in teaching and research models driven by the “digital paradigm”. Fifty universities participated from Argentina and Alberto Barbieri, rector of the UBA, chaired the international committee of the event. The meeting is organized by Banco Santander, promoter of the Universia network.