The University of Belize hosts the 113th Session of the Central American University Confederation (CSUCA) Print
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Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The University of Belize (UB) has hosted the 113th Session of the Consejo Superior Universitario Centro Americano (CSUCA - Central American Higher Education Council). This was the first time that this annual session was held in Belize, and the first that it was hosted by the University of Belize. The CSUCA is one of the oldest regional organizations of higher education systems in the world, where its members consist of public universities from the countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA) – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic. CSUCA aims to promote Central American integration and focuses on the integration and strengthening of higher education in Central American societies. CSUCA is to improve the quality of higher education in Central America through the creation and transmitting of knowledge and the dissemination of shared experiences in an effort to guide actions to achieve the common good of Central America in order to fully participate in the solution of global problems.

The objective of the two-day session was to report on the activities of CSUCA for the 2018-2019 year and to engage in information sharing of the work of CSUCA’s seven (7) sub-committees: the Committee for Evaluation and Harmonization of Higher Education; Central American and the Caribbean Commission for Research and Graduate Studies; the Commission for Student Life; the Commission for the Internationalization of Higher Education Systems of Central America; Committee for University and Society Relationship; Integrated Committee for Documentary Information; and the Central American University Editorial Committee.

Discussions for the session focused primarily on policies relating to the internationalization of CSUCA Universities, graduate studies, student mobility between the Universities, and standards for institutional accreditation for member universities. One of the most significant outcomes of the meeting was the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed between the University of Belize and the University of Nicaragua, Managua (UNAN-M). UB has partnered with UNAN-M to develop UB’s Medical Program and to aid in developing its Faculty of Health Science.

This two-day session was held from April 10 to 11, 2019 and was chaired by the President of

CUSCA and of UB, Professor Emeritus Clement Sankat, and was co-chaired by CSUCA’s Secretary General, Dr. Carlos Alvarado Cerezo.

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