Australian Catholic University (ACU) has recently signed an agreement with Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC).
The agreement will strengthen the relationship between ACU and PUC Chile – a leading international research intensive university in Latin America.
ACU’s Faculty of Health Sciences has established a relationship with PUC Chile which facilitates collaboration in areas including teaching, research, and staff and student exchange.
ACU Provost Professor Pauline Nugent said the University was delighted to be able to grow what is already a warm relationship between two leading Catholic universities in the Asia Pacific region.
Professor Nugent met with Dr Ignacio Sanchez, Rector of PUC Chile, last month in Melbourne to sign an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ACU and PUC Chile.
ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said the importance of Latin America to Australia’s future cannot be understated.
“I am sure that the MoU will greatly contribute to the existing dialogue and partnership between Australia and Chile.” he said.
Established in 1888, PUC Chile consists of an extensive network of international partners. The University has more than 22,000 students enrolled in a diversity of undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered across 19 faculties and one College.