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Outreach and International Affairs
sharing the best of Virginia Tech by working side by side with communities throughout the world

The Center for Science and Global Sustainability

A collaborative partnership between Virginia Tech and the Universidad Austral de Chile



International Faculty Development Program 2011

In May of 2011 the IFDP program sponsored by the Office of Outreach and International Affairs held their international field experience in Chile, which included visits at La Universidad Austral de Chile, and in particular the Center for Science and Global Sustainability.The photo to the right shows the VT participants as well as the UAch counterparts.

For more information on the IFDP please visit the webpage.


The objectives for collaboration:

1. Develop a pipeline for top undergraduates from Universidad Austral to come to Virginia Tech for graduate study

2. Help with faculty development at Austral, specifically faculty to come to Virginia Tech to complete an advanced degree (PhD)

3. Research collaborations between the two universities

4. Universidad of Austral will look to Virginia Tech as a partner for teaching English skills to students.

5. Unique potential for Virginia Tech students to study abroad in Patagonia


La Universidad Austral de Chile

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