UNC Selected for Funding by US Embassy
A project presented by the UNC International Relations Office was selected in a U.S. Embassy funding call for Argentine universities.[29/09/2015]
UNC Pro Rector, Dr. Silvia Barei; Minister Counselor of the US Embassy, Mr. Kevin K. Sullivan; UNC Secretary of International Relations, Mr. Guillermo Badenes
A project presented by the UNC International Relations Office was selected in a U.S. Embassy funding call for Argentine universities.
As part of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative, the Embassy of the United States in Argentina called state-run and private universities from different Argentine provinces to present projects to increase and strengthen the academic exchange between Argentina and the United States.
President Barack Obama´s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative is a signature educational project of the American government in the Western hemisphere. Its goal by 2020 is to increase the number of U.S. students studying in Latin America to 100,000 and the number of Latin American students studying in the United States to 100,000.
The project Strengthening student mobility between State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY) and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba will receive $200,000 Argentine pesos from the Embassy, which will be complemented with an economic contribution of the American partner university and UNC own funds.
Minister Counselor of the Embassy Kevin K. Sullivan met with UNC Pro Rector and UNC IRO GB to announce the bestowment of the grant.
Additionally, he presented a new program known as Friends of Fullbright, which will give Argentine undergraduate students studying Economics, Business, Education or Political Science the chance to attend classe for 6 to 8 weeks at an accredited U.S. university and share the experience of living and studying with students from the United States and other countries.