The president of the Compostela Group of Universities (CGU), Carla Martins, and the Secretary General of the Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUALC), Roberto Iván Escalante Semerena, signed a collaboration agreement between the two institutions.

The agreement aims to strengthen relations between CGU and UDUALC, joining efforts and establishing broad rules of action to channel and increase contacts and collaborations in areas of common interest. The protocol lays the basis for the development of common activities or action programmes in the fields of science, culture and higher education, as well as to determine a procedure for the coordination, implementation and management of those activities or programmes by means of future specific agreements

UDUALC is an international non-profit civil association, established in 1949 and endorsed by UNESCO as an advisory and consultative body. It brings together more than 240 higher education institutions in 22 countries in the Latin American regions of the Andes, Central America, the Caribbean, the Southern Cone, Mexico and Brazil. Since 2004, it has included full members from English and French-speaking Caribbean universities. Its objectives are to foster the exchange of knowledge, experiences, resources and good practices among its members, as well as to promote inter-institutional integration through academic exchange and student mobility initiatives and to promote quality improvement processes in higher education, university autonomy and public education in the region.