On September 23rd started the International Deans' Course Latin America 2019/20 at the University of Alicante. The course has been opened by the rector, Manuel Palomar and the academic director of Institutional Projects, Joaquín Marhuenda. The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK), the Universities of Saarland (Germany) and Alicante (Spain), in cooperation with the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation (AvH), are jointly organising the DIES-International Deans’ Course for Latin America. This intensive training course is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies) which has been jointly coordinated by the DAAD and HRK since 2001. Saarland University and the University of Alicante are the academic coordinators of the course. Both institutions have been cooperating for a long period of time, including projects for the evaluation, development and improvement of university management in Latin American higher education institutions.

OGPI has participated in two international events on intellectual property issues taking place in Guatemala. Firstly, our experts were invited to participate in an international seminar on Marketing and Communication strategies for IP national offices organized by Spanish Patent and Trademark Office, in collaboration with the Patent and Trademark Office in Guatemala and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. This 3day seminar that took place in the city of Antigua (Guatemala) congregates national IP offices from different Latin American countries with a common aim: to find new ways for engaging with SMEs and raising awareness about the need of protecting their intellectual property assets before starting to commercialize their products and services.

The 2nd International Conference of the Latinamerican Social Innovation Network took place in Colombia last September. Organized by the Erasmus+ funded project LASIN, of which the University of Alicante is a partner, the International Conference was hosted by the Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina in Bogotá on September 26th, and by the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín from September 27th to 29th.



LASIN conference participants.

The 1st International Conference of the Latinamerican Social Innovation Network took place in Panama City, Panama, on September 28th and 29th, 2017. It was organized by the Erasmus+ funded project LASIN, in which the University of Alicante is a partner.


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