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Universities Latin America, the OAS and Virtual Educa analyze in Forum the challenges of innovation for higher education

The activity that takes place on Thursday and Friday, is organized by the University of the Caribbean (UNICARIBE) in its capacity as UDUAL Vice Presidency, Caribbean Region, the event will take place in the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC).

Universities Latin America, the OAS and Virtual Educa analyze in Forum the challenges of innovation for higher education Rolando Guzmán, rector of INTEC during the opening of the first Forum of "Innovative Universities" of Latin America.

Santo Domingo. DN-Having as a standard bearer the Innovation in Higher Education Processes factor, the Union of Latin American Universities (UDUAL), the Organization of American States and the General Secretariat of Virtual Educa, formally opened the first Forum in the Dominican Republic. Innovative Universities "of Latin America.

The meeting is organized by the University of the Caribbean, Vice Presidency UDUAL, Caribbean Region, based in the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), through which entities and academies analyze this Thursday and tomorrow Friday among other essential elements, the challenge imposed by the development of information technology for the field of higher education.

The first Forum of “Innovative Universities” in Latin America, begins with the presence of Mr. José María Antón, General Secretary of Virtual Educa; Dr. Roberto Escalante, general secretary of the UDUAL; Dr. José Andrés Aybar Sánchez, rector of UNICARIBE and Vice President of the UDUAL, Caribbean Region; Dr. Rolando Guzmán, rector of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC), Mrs. Nelly Gochicoa, Coordinator of the Consortium of the OAS universities and the scholarship program, teacher Ariadna Aybar de García, Executive Vice Chancellor of UNICARIBE, Dr. Rafael González, Deputy Minister of International Relations of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (MESCyT), on behalf of Minister Ligia Amada Melo de Cardona.

The welcome to the Forum was offered by Dr. Rolando Guzmán, rector of the Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) and Dr. José Andrés Aybar Sánchez, rector of the University of the Caribbean and vice president of the UDUAL, Caribbean Region.
For his part, Mr. José María Antón expressed that this Forum is a space oriented to the new era in which universities offer new answers to present and future society, with the continuous innovation of higher education institutions being necessary.

He said that there is great interest in Dominican universities, because they are aware of the new, and that it is essential that they are part of the great networks of universities that exist in the world.

Within the framework of the activity, national and international academic experts discuss the topics of Internationalization of Higher Education, Relationships of Cooperation and Academic Mobility, the Role of Universities in Regional Integration of the Caribbean, Innovation in Higher Education and Knowledge management at the 21st century university.

The organizers stressed that the forum is an excellent opportunity for participants to learn about the innovative practices of information technologies, in order to improve the quality of higher education. In addition to creating a space for analysis and exchange of experiences on success stories in the field of virtual education.

The Forum includes Dominican academics, representatives of institutions from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and the United States, among others.

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