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ALFA is an acronym for America Latina Formación Académica, a 5 year programme approved by the European Commission on 10 March 1994. The principal ALFA objectives are: to encourage cooperation between Latin America and Europe, in the field of higher education in order to make up for the deficiencies and overcome the disparities and imbalances between these two regions by improving the scientific, academic, and technological potential of Latin America; and to promote cooperation programmes through networks of higher European and Latin American educational institutions in the realization of joint academic activities as well as in postgraduate and university student mobility and other activities contributing to the regional integration of Latin American countries and the strengthening of interchanges between them. ALFA grants priority to academic projects in the 3 following fields: economic and social sciences in general, particularly company management, public service, economics and economic law, environmental studies, regional integration, rural development, regional and urban planning, social and educational policy; the engineering sciences; and medicine and other health sciences. This report contains an applicant guide and application form for those interested in the ALFA programme.
Record Number: 199630035 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
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