International Relations

Internationalization in figures




 Status of international agreements

Estado de los convenios internacionales

Source: IRD International Agreements Database, 2017.

Description: The PUCE maintains 84 international agreements in force and 12 under negotiation, representing 87,5% and 12,5%, respectively.

 Type of international agreements in force (1988-2017)

Fuente: IRD International Agreements Database, 2017.

Description: Out of 84 international agreements in force maintained by the PUCE, 59 constitute general agreements (70%) and 25 represent specific agreements (30%).


[1] General agreement: an instrument that seeks to establish an institutional link with another university or cooperating body, setting general guidelines and objectives related to cooperation activities aimed at strengthening the training of professors, researchers and scientists, administrative staff and students. It covers the entire university and its academic, scientific and administrative units (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, 2017).

[2] Specific agreement: an instrument that allows specific activities to be established in a particular academic, scientific and/or administrative area, facilitating the execution of a general agreement through the guidelines and actions agreed upon for its implementation (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, 2017).

 International agreements by the target of cooperation

Estado de los convenios internacionales

Source: IRD International Agreements Database, 2017.

Description: Out of 84 international agreements in force, the main cooperation targets are: students mobility (69%), teachers mobility (73%) and research (70%). Almost all of the international agreements contemplate these three targets of cooperation at the same time.


[3] Academic mobility (students and/or professors): two-way temporary movement of members from one academic community to another, with a specific investigative, academic, administrative or extension purpose (Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, 2017).

[4] Research: allows teachers and researchers to develop joint research projects, short/long research stays in foreign universities, produce scientific articles/publications in collaboration with other universities abroad and, at the same time, strengthen innovation and human talent (IRD, 2017).

 Universities/institutions allied to the PUCE by region

Estado de los convenios internacionales

Source: IRD International Agreements Database, 2017.

Description:Description: From all the agreements that the PUCE maintains with foreign universities and institutions, 37 correspond to Europe (36.6%), 2 to Asia (2%), 14 to North America (13.9%), 21 to Latin America, including an agreement with the Association of Universities Entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America (AUSJAL), comprised of 30 universities in the region (48%). The largest number of the PUCE allies are in Latin America. This responds to the Jesuit nature of the PUCE and its membership in AUSJAL. Europe is also an important region of internationalization for PUCE because of its academic and research relevance, as well as North America. However, in these two regions languages (with the exception of Spanish) still constitute an important barrier to generating cooperation with their universities and institutes. Finally, Asia represents only 2% of the PUCE's international alliances. This is mainly due to the cultural gap with Latin America (language, religion, customs, academic system, etc.)..




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