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Saturday, 18. November 2017

SPRING University Network Meeting in Chile

November 7th to 12th 2011 - This year the SPRING University Network has met in Valdivia, Chile. The agenda included the following topics. 1) Admission of SPRING students for the intake 2012/13, selection of candidates for DAAD and NRW scholarships; 2) Exchange on and discussion about the 2nd year planning workshop, re-accreditation, marketing of SPRING and raising of scholarships.

To enhance activities of joint research a one-day international seminar has been conducted with 13 presentations from all SPRING university partners and a round table discussion on decentralization. The following day thematic areas for joint research have been determined and research groups have been compiled.
The network meeting has been concluded with an excursion by boat trip to Punucapa through the Río Cruces wetland, which is at the same time a Ramsar site located nearby Valdivia.