10. March 2015
On 4 March in Buenos Aires, the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) and its Argentine partner organisations Consejo Interuniversitario Nacional (CIN) and Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Privadas (CRUP) signed a framework agreement on university cooperation.
The HRK President, Professor Dr. Horst Hippler, used the occasion as an opportunity to highlight the long and fruitful tradition of academic cooperation between the two countries, noting that the HRK has currently more than 200 cooperation agreements between German and Argentine universities listed in its Higher Education Compass and describing the German-Argentine University Centre (DAHZ) as a manifestation of close and constructive academic cooperation. "The new framework agreement will be conducive to promoting cooperation between the universities in the two countries further and in particular help to simplify mutual recognition of students' performance and qualifications," Professor Hippler continued.
The agreement is particularly significant because the HRK is the first European partner with which Argentina has concluded a bilateral agreement on recognition of higher education qualifications since the implementation of the European Study Reform – another indication of the excellence of German-Argentine cooperation.
The framework agreement includes recommendations on cooperation and academic mobility between the universities in both countries with regard to teaching, studying, research and development and in the areas of continuing professional development and the transfer of knowledge and technology. It also makes recommendations concerning the recognition of academic degrees and qualifications and the admission of German and Argentine graduates for a master’s degree or doctoral training.
Text of the agreement