The University of Girona – UdG (Spain) and the Technical University of Bolívar – UTB in Cartagena (Colombia) have signed a collaboration and institutional cooperation agreement, with the aim of channelling exchange and knowledge processes. This agreement operates through the Master's Degree in Development and Culture and the Development and Culture Network, which are coordinated by the UTB and the UNESCO Chair of Cultural Policies and Cooperation of the UdG.
As a result of this cooperation, a grant application was made to the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation under the PCI-AECID Inter-University Cooperation and Scientific Research Programme.
This union of academic institutions seeks to establish concrete actions and processes of knowledge exchange, which will result in the design and implementation of projects, promote the exchange of lecturers, researchers and students, organise activities in the fields of science and culture, train cultural managers capable of influencing contemporary processes of development and culture, and expand the study of cultural policies as a conduit for development.
Within this framework, the Ibero-American Laboratory for Research and Innovation in Development and Culture (L+iD) , is being consolidated and presented as a space where the dynamics of networking, and processes of research and investigation, innovation, scientific cooperation and exchange converge.