Confederación Universitaria Centroamericana (CSUCA)

Confédération universitaire centroaméricaine
Central American University Confederation

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9 Dec 1948, San Salvador (El Salvador). Permanent secretariat set up May 1959; moved to Guatemala (Guatemala) July 2002. Statutes modified: 1 June 1972; 1995. Also referred to as Confederation of Central American Universities -- Confédération des universités de l'Amérique centrale and Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano (CSUCA).


Integrate higher education in Central America by developing a Central American university structure and securing basic unity of curricula in the various faculties; promote exchange of students, professors and publications; set up regional research institutes.

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Assists professional training programmes; encourages creation of regional institutions; coordinates meetings and information exchange; runs secretariat for student affairs, 'Secretaria Adjunta'. Programmes (3): Central American Teaching; Central American Research Programme; Central American Autonomy. Data Bases (4): Bibliographic, Documentation on Higher Education in Central America (EDSUP); Research in Progress in Central American Universities (INVES); Investigations (ESPEC); Research Centres in Central American Universities (UNINV). Responsible for Central American University Publishing House (EDUCA) and Central American Center for Economic and Social Documentation (CEDESC). Instrumental in setting up: Central American Health Programme; Central American Social Science Programme; Consejo Centroamericano de Acreditación de la Educación Superior (CCA).


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 16 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 7 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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