UNESCO is an organization dedicated to coordinating international cooperation in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. Since 1992, it operates the UNITWIN / UNESCO Chairs Program that promotes the creation of international networks between universities, to strengthen the capacities of institutions, through knowledge exchange and collaborative work.
The Office of Global Affairs and the Faculties of Psychology and Physiotherapy received a visit from Carmen Dionne, a researcher at the Department of Psychoeducation of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR in Canada), who is also a member of UNESCO Chair in Early Childhood Development Screening and Assessment.
The Canadian researcher had the opportunity to share information about the projects that are being carried out and for which it was decided to undertake a path of cooperation in research, teaching and extension, with our institution.
After this visit, our teachers Nidia Johana Arias Becerra, from the Faculty of Physiotherapy, and Nadia Semenova Moratto, from the Faculty of Psychology, have been recommended and subsequently accepted as members of the UNESCO Chair, a program whose objective is to promote access and participation of young children in developmental activities appropriate to their needs and life contexts.
This is a clear example that great benefits can be achieved for faculties through international cooperation.