A day of meetings and conferences dedicated to university and scientific relations between Italy and Argentina. With this initiative, the Italian Embassy in Buenos Aires and the Italy-Argentina Inter-university Consortium (CUIA), which brings together twenty-seven Italian universities and twenty-seven Argentinean universities, launch a message to the academic community of the two countries for the resumption of collaboration in scientific and technological research.
For the current three years, Rome and Buenos Aires have signed a Protocol of scientific and technological collaboration. Thanks to the protocol, researcher mobility projects have been funded, and a Protocol of cultural and educational partnership that allows the funding of exchange grants for postgraduate studies. In total, more than two hundred collaboration agreements between Italian and Argentinean universities and research centres are already active. Also, CUIA and the Argentine Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) are carrying out five bilateral research projects and a series of seminar activities.
"Each initiative, project and story represents an excellent opportunity for institutions and universities to send a clear message: university collaboration between our two countries won't stop during the emergency and continues thanks the tools offered by technology," stressed the Italian Ambassador to Argentina, Giuseppe Manzo, opening the conference connected from Buenos Aires. The meeting, chaired by CUIA President Flavio Corradini, was attended by sixty representatives of Italian and Argentine ministries, universities, and research centres, including the Rectors of the Universities of Camerino and Bari.
During the conference, an initiative to support research by Enel, one of the leading Italian companies operating in Argentina, was also presented.