Second Chile - Italy Academic Forum
The relationship between Chile and Italy is based on a long history of collaboration and cooperation that has taken place, both politically and academically, strengthened by the presence of important Italian communities in Chile and Chilean communities in Italy. In recent years, this relationship has intensified in the political, commercial and cultural terms.
To this end, the REUCHI Network (consisting of 9 universities from both countries) was established in order to carry out joint activities with particular attention to inter- and trans-disciplinarity, in the fields of science, technology and innovation in the areas of: renewable energies (specifically, geothermal energy), design and management of environmental resources.
In this scenario, several conversations have been held - mainly stimulated by the Embassies of Italy in Chile and the Chilean in Italy - to generate a binational academic forum that encourages the deepening of the academic work already developed, focusing on priority areas where both countries have experience. Following the First Chile-Italy Academic Forum which was held on May 22-24, 2019, in the city of Concepción (Chile), Italian and Chilean partners are organizing the Second Chile-Italy Academic Forum on 21-23 September 2021 in Bologna, Italy. The event will have a hybrid format (online and in presence).
The main purpose of the Chile-Italy Academic Forum is to strengthen cooperation between Chilean universities and their Italian counterparts, with special emphasis on priority multi-disciplinary themes that present pre-existing collaborations.