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Agreement and Student Mobility in Process: FUB representative visited the University of Santiago

With the intention of strengthening inter-institutional ties, the coordinator of Student Registration of the Free University of Berlin met with the Department of International Relations.
The Free University of Berlin (FUB) is a partner institution of the University of Santiago of Chile since 2016 and since then both universities have been collaborating in teaching, research, mobility, and public outreach and engagement. In this context, Franziska Sattler-Morrison, FUB’s Student Registration Coordinator, was hosted by the Department of International Relations (DRII) team.
Franziska Sattler-Morrison first met with DRII Director Fernando Olmos Galleguillos and Cooperation Coordinator Mayerley Pacheco Pinango. During the meeting, the director highlighted the most relevant aspects of the University of Santiago de Chile in terms of teaching, research, and public outreach and engagement, as well as the positioning of USACH in international rankings, including its hallmarks of quality education and social inclusion.
Both parties also discussed the international agreements that are currently in the process of being formalized between the two institutions, both the memorandum of understanding and an agreement for the exchange of students.
Subsequently, the FUB representative met with Macarena Perez Ovalle, Outgoing Student Mobility Coordinator, and Fernanda Vidal Mendoza, Incoming Student Mobility Coordinator. Since Franziska Sattler-Morrison’s area of work is student registration, she was able to discuss student exchange and even invited USACH students to apply to the Free University of Berlin, indicating that they have a wide range of classes and courses in English.
She also advised students to apply for housing as soon as possible, since the cost of a university dormitory is much lower and the procedure is simpler than in other housing facilities in the city. In addition, USACH students attending the FUB can take a 6-week intensive German course prior to the start of the semester.
Finally, it is important to note that the Free University of Berlin is a strategic partner for the University of Santiago of Chile. Both institutions have forged a historical collaboration in teaching, research, and public outreach and engagement, and a strong alliance in Erasmus+ international mobility programs. The Department of International Relations is ready to continue strengthening and expanding international cooperation with the Free University of Berlin, as well as with other strategic partners.