UExt Summer University 2022, Global Development: Facing the Future with hope
International academic mobility and scholar collaboration have acquired a leading role in the internationalization of higher education in recent years, more especially in current times where uncertainty, hopelessness, and lack of consensus are more noticeable.
In this regard, Universidad Externado de Colombia is looking forward to propitiating a series of dialogues that may tackle reflections upon the most imperious topics to be addressed from academia and by means of international points of view.
For this reason, our Institution, under the leadership of the DIRE, is pleased to announce its UExt Summer University 2022, Global Development: Facing the Future with Hope. UEXT Summer University is a program where international visiting scholars, international and local students may interact through academic courses in English and cultural activities from July 18 to 29, 2022.
The world has been taking more interest in Development since the early 2000s, the term has evolved and has started to be analyzed under different factors. Academia and international organizations have found out that some key factors that affect Development are: equity, social justice, strong institutions, access to health and education.
However, the year 2020 affected humanity’s view of Development and raised some important questions regarding traditional Development views due to the global pandemic, making it necessary to involve more factors and more perspectives to analyze this topic.
To facilitate the conversations around Development in the UExt Summer University 2022, the analysis will be framed around the UN agenda for Sustainable Development originated in 2015, a plan of action directed for the population, the planet and the achievement of prosperity and peace.
- Environmental social and governance
- Global development during the pandemic
- Innovation and infrastructure (sustainable cities)
- Food and water security
- Poverty and hunger
- Quality education
- Equality in work and economic growth
- Gender Equality
- Health and well-being
- Peace and justice
The Summer will have excellent cultural activities additionally, will be eligible for homologation for academic credits from Universidad Externado.
The Externado University has a scholarship program of up to 90% to be part of this in-house internationalization experience.