The University of Cartagena in Colombia and Pennsylvania (US)-based Harrisburg University signed an inter-institutional cooperation alliance to develop research projects that benefit the community of the Colombian Caribbean Region, the two entities announced last week.
The purpose of the agreement signed between the two universities is to promote research projects with social impact in the Caribbean Region. Likewise, the schools have committed to join forces to develop agrotech—agricultural technology initiatives that will benefit populations such as La Mojana, a territory that includes municipalities in the Colombian departments of Antioquia, Bolívar, Córdoba and Sucre.
Harrisburg University already has a campus in Panama City, Panamá.
“For Harrisburg University it is great news to announce that we will bring all our knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) areas to the community of the Colombian Caribbean Region, promoting its development and bringing progress with allies such as the University of Cartagena,” said Kevin Huggins (above right), Rector of Harrisburg University in Latin America.
The event, which took place on the campus of the University of Cartagena, was attended by Vice Chancellor for International Relations and Cooperation Josefina Quintero (above, left), and Willian Malkún Castillejo, a representative of the University of Cartagena’s rector.
“Alliances like these arise with the firm intention of helping to solve community problems with the help of academia, through innovation, science and technology projects that contribute to the improvement of people’s quality of life,” said Quintero.
Photos courtesy University of Harrisburg