The Universidad de Salamanca and the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 have been the cornerstones of this cooperation project that will start with the 2019-2020 promotion. The background of this proyect can be traced back to 2010, when both universities opened a bi-national Master program with a special focus on Latin American studies that strengthened the link between the Ibero-American Institute (Universidad de Salamanca) and the Institute of Latin American Studies – IHEAL (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3). Both Institutes developed during this period regular teachers and students’ exchanges, creating joint seminars and organizing academic conferences.
In 2012, this master’s programme evolved to an international master’s programme, extending the collaboration to the universities of Warsaw and Vienna. In 2015, Stockholm Universitet joined the consortium to strengthen its research and teaching in Latin American studies, with a strong will to collaborate with other European universities.
It has been a great experience, from an academic and professional as well as cultural and personal perspective. It encouraged us to move forward and promote the project of internationalisation in our structures, not only in theory but in concrete practices. All these efforts led to the creation of LAGLOBE Master’s degree in collaboration with Universidad de Salamanca, Stockholms Universitet and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 with the support of the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.