Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement on International Education

During Congress of the Americas for International Education (CAEI 2021) it was presented a parallel session called ” Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement on International Education” which was moderated by Dr. Oscar Díaz, International Relations Director of our University and professor Karen Vazquez as exhibitor, who also is Executive Secretary for International Relation Department.

In that session three cases were presented where the concept of quality assurance was explored and which mechanisms have been implemented in different Higher Education Institutions of Chile, Colombia and Nicaragua.

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An accredited public higher education institution that belongs to the Rectors’ Council of Chilean Universities. Created on August 30, 1993, the Universidad de Los Lagos (ULagos) holds an academic tradition that can be traced back to 1964 as a campus of the University of Chile. The Universidad de Los Lagos focuses on education, research and community outreach, annually hosting over 9000 undergraduate, graduate and associate students on its main strategic campuses in Osorno, Puerto Montt, Chiloé and Santiago.

ULagos defines strategies and international programs according to the current institutional policies. Internationalization represents a dynamic and professional component essential to face worldwide trends and challenges, guiding efforts to obtain positive and lasting impacts, to achieve international quality standards and strengthening research, undergraduate and graduate education and social connectivity.

Permanent international cooperation is developed through programs, networks and partnerships, which has allowed ULagos to successfuly connect to the contemporary global trends on higher education, scientific and technological development.

This interaction has helped our institution to respond to our country´s national demands on generating abilities for science, innovation, and Chilean culture.