University of Heidelberg - Heidelberg Center for Latin America
The Heidelberg Latin America Centre for postgraduate study and further training in Santiago de Chile was founded in 2001 and officially opened on 9th April 2002. It has the task of organising, managing and marketing the courses of study maintained either independently by Heidelberg University or in co-operation with the Pontificia Catholic University of Chile and the University of Chile. Heidelberg University has arranged co-operation agreements with both of these universities, the two most important universities in Chile. The centre also has responsibility for programmes of further training. This initiative enables Heidelberg University to pursue its aims of passing on the accumulated knowledge of German research and teaching and to promote scientific co-operation between Germany and Latin America. The centre co-ordinates the activities of Heidelberg University in Latin America and provides a platform for scientific co-operation.