The University of Buenos Aires (UBA) was honoured with the MacJannet International Award for University Engagement of the Talloires Network
The UBANEX Programme of the University of Buenos Aires is the third-place prize winner of the MacJannet Prize 2022 for Global Citizenship, established by the Talloires Network and the MacJannet Foundation to recognize exceptional student community engagement initiatives at Talloires Network signatory member universities.
The programme was created in 2004, in response to the need for an adequate reference framework for university extension activities carried out at the University of Buenos Aires. Through the programme, a policy scheme was developed that promotes, values, and disseminates the link between the university and the community, creating new knowledge spaces to contain the complexity of the demands of the social environment, assuming the responsibility to interpret, participate, and provide responses in a field of excellence.
The programme aims to stimulate social intervention with pre-designed devices, in dialogue with community social actors in the territory and area of influence of the University. This is characterized by actions that benefit the target populations and accompany the design, integration and reformulation of public-social policies with various state and private entities, and that, in all cases, train students guided by faculty members.
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