The President of the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Imma Tubella, and the chancellor of the University Alberto Hurtado (UAH), Fernando Montes, has signed an agreement to promote the development set of academic and scientific activities. Among other courses, the university planned to offer its postgraduate and specialist. The Universidad Alberto Hurtado wants to move towards e-learning and the UOC, an international benchmark in this area, will accompany and advise you on this.
The UOC and the UAH design and implement online training programs in the field of social sciences. So, in 2012, the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University Alberto Hurtado will select a number of programs offered by the UOC in the field of postgraduate and specialist, to teach them to Chile.
Another of the measures provided the agreement is formed, through the eLearn Center, UAH professionals regarding issues related to learning. In addition, the UOC will transfer technology related fields of management and comprehensive management of training processes in virtual learning environments.
The Universidad Alberto Hurtado is part of the network of Jesuit universities in Latin America (AUSJAL). Fernando Montes is a leading Jesuit, a sociologist at the Catholic University of Leuven, director of the University Alberto Hurtado since founded in 1997 and a prominent voice in the national public debate, especially as regards the Chilean higher education system.
Member of the presidential commission on Higher Education in the government of Michelle Bachelet and Sebastián Piñera, was superior of the Society of Jesus in Chile between 1978 and 1984. He is a member directory UNIVERSIA.
During his visit to the UOC, Fernando Montes was accompanied by Carlos Fabian Pressacco , political scientist, Doctor of Political Science at the University of Deusto, specializes in the analysis of Latin American political systems, reform processes of the state and local governments and decentralization. He is currently Director of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences.