Thursday, July 24, 2014

Academic Recognition for Universidad de Belgrano

The Buenos Aires - based Universidad de Belgrano (UB) has entered an agreement to work towards joining UNIGIS en América Latina as a regional study center. As a first step, a locally implemented 'diplomatura' in GIS will be recognized as equivalent with introductory UNIGIS modules, paving a pathway for students to continue towards UNIGIS professional certificate and UNIGIS MSc programs at the University of Salzburg.

Mónica Inés Fernández (Dean, UB Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies) together with Bárbara Constantinidis and Martín Orduña led the coordination talks with Richard Resl (UNIGIS en América Latina) and Josef Strobl (Z_GIS, University of Salzburg) on July 25-26 in Buenos Aires. The resulting agreement is considered a first step towards UB joining UNIGIS as a study center in 2015.

As a first joint public promotion of GIS and Geoinformatics, the partners have announced a ForoMundoUNIGIS event at UB for October 1. This conference is designed to serve as a focal point for the local GIS community, and will offer information about qualification opportunities to potential students.