OBREAL GLOBAL General Assembly

The General Assembly of OBREAL GLOBAL was held on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020. It was held through Zoom due to the international health crisis caused by Covid’19. 

This session was attended by a large representation of OBREAL GLOBAL members:

  • Asociación de Universidades Grupo de Montevideo – AUGM – (Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay)
  • Asociación Colombiana de Universidades – ASCUN – (Colombia)
  • Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior -ANDIFES- (Brazil)
  • Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano – CSUCA- CA
  • Consejo de Rectores de las Universidades Chilenas – CRUCH – (Chile)
  • Universities Caribbean (All Caribbean States)
  • Southern African Regional Universities Association – SARUA- (Angola, R. D. Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Moçambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe; headquarters in South Africa)
  • African Network for the Internationalization of Education – ANIE- (Association of African physical persons established in Kenia)
  • Freie Universität Berlin / Lateinamerika Institut (Deutschland)
  • Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz / Ibero-Amerikanische Institut – Berlin – (Deutschland)
  • Université Catholique de Louvain/ Centre d’études de développement (Belgique)
  • Universidad del Salvador – UES – (El Salvador)
  • Fundaçâo Universidade Sao Paulo – FUSP- (Brazil)
  • Universidade Estadual de Sao Paulo – UNESP – / Institutode Estudos Econômicos e Internacionais (Brazil)
  • U Nacional de Mar del Plata -UnMDP – (Argentina) 
  • U Nacional de Cuyo – UNCUYO- (Argentina) 
  • Universidad de San Andrés -UDESA- (Argentina)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú -PUCP- (Perú) 
  • Universidad Distrital FJC -Bogotá- (Colombia)
  • Universidad de Caldas – Manizales- (Colombia)
  • enREdo (Asociación de personas físicas con sede en Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Fundación Tarea Global (Asociación de personas físicas con sede en Santiago, Chile)
  • The University of West Indies 
  • Asian Institute of Design – AID, Bengaluru/Bangalore (India)
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras – Chennai – (India)
  • Middle East College – MEC, Muscat, Omán

The first topic of the assembly consisted of an introduction/welcome by Dr. Ramon Torrent, president of OBREAL GLOBAL. Afterwards, the applications for admission of new members were evaluated,. All of them were approved unanimously.

The new members of the association are:

  • Indian Institute of Science – IISC, India
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras – IITM, India 
  • National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India 
  • Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India            
  • Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano – CSUCA, AL /LA         
  • Consejo De Rectores De Las Universidades Chilenas – CRUCH , AL/LA 
  • Associação Nacional dos Dirigentes das Instituições Federais de Ensino Superior- ANDIFES, AL /LA
  • Universidad Nacional De Cuyo (Argentina), AL /LA
  • Fundación TAREA GLOBAL (Chile), AL /LA
  • Universidad Distrital Francisco José De Caldas (UDFJC), AL/LA
  • enREdo (Colombia), AL/LA          
  • University Of The West Indies, Caribbean
  • Universities Caribbean , Caribbean
  • Association of African Universities – AAU, Africa 
  • African Network for the Internationalization of Education – ANIE, Africa 
  • Southern African Regional Universities Association – SARUA, Africa  
  • Kungliga Tekniska högskolan/ Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Sweden

After the admission of new members, an overview of OBREAL GLOBAL members was presented and all projects in which OBREAL GLOBAL participates were introduced.

In this General Assembly the members of the association debated and approved the new strategy based on the creation of a series of regional and national chapters that will be the basis of the new global strategy. 

Finally, the structural positions of the association were renewed and a date was set for the next general assembly.