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Agreement signed in Mexico between UVAQ and UCM

on 24 Jun, 2022

Manizales (Colombia), 06/24/2022, UCM Communications.- In addition to their interest in the integral formation of the person, the Catholic University of Manizales (UCM) and the Vasco de Quiroga University (UVAQ), in Mexico, have many similarities in search of the common good, which allowed them to achieve a synergy that became a reality with the signing of the institutional collaboration agreement between the two universities, a task that was part of the work agenda of UCM Rector Sister Elizabeth Caicedo, on her trip to Mexico.

Also present at the signing of the agreement was the UCM Pastoral Coordinator, María de los Ángeles Casafus, who is also responsible for Pastoral Ministry at the Organisation of Catholic Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (ODUCAL). It is important to highlight the objectives of the signed agreement:

- Promotion of Catholic culture, research, teaching and cultural and sporting activities.
- The exchange of students to carry out international Catholic missions, with the aim that the students offer a service to the communities of Mexico and Colombia, for the construction of a more humane and dignified life, in a Christian environment, which allows them to strengthen their spirituality and professional skills.
- Mobility programs for researchers, teaching staff and students.
- The work to carry out double degree programs between Mexico and Colombia.

The institutional collaboration agreement between the two universities of Mexico and Colombia will strengthen academic and cultural processes, research and academic mobility.

Sr. Elizabeth Caicedo, UCM Rector: "This agreement allows us to tell the communities of the two universities and the two countries that we have responsible men and women, with a Christian profile and a social profile, who are working for a better world at a difficult time, and to tell the students to be happy, to love, to live" Engineer José Antonio Herrera, Rector of the UVAQ, received the visitors and before signing the agreement, he gave them a tour of the Santa María Campus, as well as broadcasting a live interview from the UVE Radio booth, where they expressed their interest in joining forces in search of a comprehensive education for students from Mexico and Colombia.