GCU to help BUILD entrepreneurial culture in Central America

16 April 2012

GCU is a partner in a new EU Project

GCU is a partner in a new EU Project

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a partner in a new three-year European Project which aims to develop entrepreneurialism in Central American higher education institutions and encourage the promotion of sustainable links with the business sector.

Entitled ‘BUILD’, the project is funded by the European Commission under the ALFA III Programme. It is coordinated by the Catholic University Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama and involves partners from higher education institutions throughout Central American and Europe.

BUILD will encompass relevant academic staff and researchers in technology and knowledge transfer offices, such as GCU’s EU programmes, knowledge transfer and business teams.

The ALFA III Programme aims to improve the quality, relevance and accessibility of Higher Education in Latin America; and to contribute to the process of regional integration in Latin America, fostering progress towards the creation of a joint Higher Education area in the region and exploiting its synergies with the European Union. Participant countries are the 27 Member States of the European Union and the following 18 countries of Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.