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Concordia University of Edmonton signs partnership with FLACSO in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Posted on: Aug 17, 2020

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is pleased to announce the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and an Exchange Agreement with the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). 

FLACSO was founded in 1957 by UNESCO, and is an international, intergovernmental, regional, and autonomous organization with representation in various Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Mexico.



In 1974, at the time of its inauguration in Argentina, FLACSO was a pioneer in post-graduate education within the nation. Currently, it offers a postdoctoral program in social sciences, 13 masters programs with numerous specializations, post-graduate courses and seminars, as well as distance learning. The master degree in global studies is situated in the area of ethics, rights, and global public goods.

In its founding years, FLACSO was a shelter for Latin American intellectuals expelled by authoritarian governments, becoming one of the few academic centers in the region where research and the production of knowledge on democracy, authoritarianism, development, and inequality were sustained.

This beginning left an indelible mark on the trajectory of FLACSO Argentina, which from its academic units and research and training programs supports both theoretical perspectives and policy formulation.



FLACSO Argentina’s international partners include, among others:

Universidad de Barcelona (Spain), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain), Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil), Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences Po, France), Florida International University (USA), Georgetown University (USA), University of Freiburg (Germany), Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany).



First talks are exploring possibilities of internships for students, and we are looking forward to developing this exciting partnership.