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ERIC Number: ED452024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 7
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Engineers for Rural Development: Europe and Latin America Getting in Tune.
Marechal, Gilles
The European program Amerique Latine-Formation Academique (ALFA) has provided 12 Latin-American and 10 European universities and colleges with a framework for creating an International Master in Rural Development. Globalization, regional integration, and sustainability have created a new set of questions for rural areas, both in Europe and in Latin America. The practical problems to integrating master's degrees from 12 different countries have been solved by coming back to fundamental questions: What is an engineer? What is rural development? and How can institutions converge? The result of two years of cooperative work is an international master's degree based on existing curricula. Integrated courses for students, exchange of professors, and research in foreign countries are considered efficient and well-known tools. Two annexes list internal documents discussed in the network and institutions in the network. (SAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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