SIRCIP Presidency Transfer

Central America July 26, 2022

With the purpose of being able to publicize the progress of the Central American and Caribbean Regional Research and Postgraduate System -SIRCIP- during the period July 2021 to June 2022, chaired by Dayra Blandón on behalf of Nicaragua, together with Jorge Herrera, President of SIRCIP for the period July 2022 to June 2023, on behalf of Costa Rica, a presidency transfer meeting is held today.

To start the meeting, Francisco González, President of CSUCA, expressed ?In the dissemination of the findings of the research processes there is an importance in knowledge management, to generate forms of integration and from that initiative we can strengthen our articulated work and thus Generate contributions for Central American society?

For his part, Carlos Alvarado, Secretary General of CSUCA, reflected ?Contemporary society in our countries is experiencing great difficulties, which is why higher education imposes different challenges, hence the importance of strengthening research capacities and the production of knowledge.?  Thus giving thanks to Dayra Blandón for her performance during the time she held the presidency of SIRCIP and welcoming and offering support to the current President of the system.

?Based on recognizing the role of research within university activities, the SIRCIP fulfills a great role for the contribution of knowledge, as well as the attention to social demands, with the necessary characteristics and capacities through rigorous research processes , to solve the biggest problems that our region is experiencing? Jorge Herrera, current President of SIRCIP. 

Next, Dayra Blandón indicated the actions that have been achieved through the system, such as the approval of the document "Conceptualization for the Recognition of the Condition of Academic Regionality, in Postgraduate Programs SIRCIP/CSUCA", as well as the collaborative work between SIIDCA and SIRCIP, the creation of the network of open science promoters, as well as the generation of various virtual activities as part of the strengthening of internationalization processes and open science, among other actions.

Likewise, the presentation of the achievements obtained by each objective referring to the program ?Research, science, technology and innovation for regional integration and development? of the Fifth Plan for the Regional Integration of Higher Education in Central America and the Dominican Republic -PIRESC V-, with the presentation of a representative of the committee of each objective.

To conclude, they agreed to schedule the next general assembly on October 20 of this year, which will take place in a hybrid manner, with headquarters in Costa Rica.

Transfer of Presidency of SIESCA

Central America July 22, 2022

With the purpose of being able to publicize the progress of the Central American Higher Education Internationalization System -SIESCA- during the period July 2021 to June 2022, chaired by Rafael Ángel Sánchez on behalf of Nicaragua together with Maynor Barrientos, current president of SIESCA, On behalf of Costa Rica, a transfer meeting for the Presidency of SIESCA is held today.

To start the activity, the General Secretary of CSUCA, Carlos Alvarado Cerezo, expressed ?Internationalization has been an important strategy of universities in the face of globalization, being a fundamental element for the development of our peoples and the formation of skills of the university community. ?.

To continue, a presentation was made by Maynor Barrientos, President of SIESCA for the period July 2022-June 2023, who mentioned ?I feel very honored to be at the service of the entire system, the projects that are underway and the program that is articulated by the different systems, my responsibility will be to put myself at the service of all the projects that are planned?

For his part, Rafael Ángel Sánchez thanked all the people who have been part of the system and the actions that have been achieved during the period of the pro tempore presidency, indicating that among the achievements is the structuring of an operational plan for the next 4 years according to the objectives and indicators foreseen in the V PIRESC, as well as, generate actions of institutional strengthening ?capacity building? through the collaborative work for art of CSUCA, OBREAL Global and its South American chapter, generation of Hybrid Meeting of Science and Academy, among other actions.

Likewise, the presentation of the achievements obtained by each objective referring to the program ?Regionalization and internationalization of higher education? of the Fifth Plan for the Regional Integration of Higher Education in Central America and the Dominican Republic -PIRESC V-, with the presentation of a representative of the committee of each objective.

First Extraordinary Session of 2022 of the Regional Student Life Council

July 7, 2022

As part of the importance of publicizing the progress of the activities carried out by the Regional Student Life System, the first extraordinary session corresponding to this year is held by the Regional Student Life Council, again counting on the representation of the University of Belize, after a long absence from SIREVE.

After verifying the quorum and approving the agenda, the activity progress reports have been presented, including the the XVII Delivery of the Rubén Darío Regional Award for Academic Excellence on October 28, as well as the  planning of the IV Meeting of Health Promoting Universities, organized by the universities of Honduras, in a hybrid format for November 9, 10 and 11 of this year.

Likewise, the organization of the VI Central American and Caribbean Volunteer Meeting was discussed, which is being organized by the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo -UASD-, which is estimated to take place from December 1 to 4.

On the other hand, they discussed the opportunity to develop the biennial multisport competition, with the purpose of promoting sports in public universities in Central America and the Caribbean, JUDUCA, for the year 2023, holding the first congress on August 17 and 18. of 2022. Thus, resuming sports activities after the global situation that has been experienced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, the council reiterated to meet regularly on October 26 and 27, in order to follow up on the activities described above.