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IMPALA Project Major achievements presented to top managers of Colombian universities

On March 19 at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, the National Top Managers of the IMPALA members of Colombia was held. The meeting was attended by approximately 40 people from  the different Colombian Institutions.

During the meeting, we had an introduction of the Project which was presented by the  EFMD coordinators. Additionally, the progress of the Project and its scope were presented by Dr. Rafael Monterde, Professor at the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia.

Yet another phase of the IMPALA project will take place next week from March 4 – 6, 2020 at NOVA University

A group of almost 50 senior higher education directors and members of top management of Education Ministries of Colombia, Panama and Cuba will convene at Nova School of Business & Economics in Carcavelos, Portugal for a training workshop on the application of the Impact Assessment Framework provided by specialists and instructors of the Erasmus+ IMPALA Project consortium members from Italy, Spain and Portugal.

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Top managers meeting is held at Universidad de Panamá

The top managers meeting was held in the Academic Vice Rectory of the Universidad de Panamá, regarding the Erasmus + IMPALA Project.It should be noted that among the participants were Dr. José Emilio Moreno, Academic Vice Chancellor; Mgter Arnold Muñoz, Administrative Vice Chancellor; Dr. Carlos Bellido, Director of Regional Centers; Mr. Andrés Chang, Director of the Darién Regional University Center; Mgter Nereida Herrera Tuñón, General Secretary of the Universidad de Panamá.

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Project IMPALA progresses at the Congreso Universidad 2020

As part of the 12th international education congress – Congreso Universidad 2020 taking place at La Havana – Cuba, IMPALA project progresses are being presented. Mabelin Armenteros, vice-chancellor at Universidad Agraria de la Habana and Marcela Del Campo, director at the extension division at Universidad Catolica de Colombia present the session “Impala Project: An approximation to measuring universities’ third mission impact.”

The session illustrates its attendees the way in which a project’s structure contributes to building a reference framework to measure impact. Alternatively, achieved outcomes are also presented along with progresses from phases 1 and 2 plus project proposals aiming at piloting indicators built for the 9 third mission’s typologies, from the social, environmental, gnoseological and economical dimensions. Finally, the presenters share fundamental learnings for permanent project co-construction. 

It is expected that this project takes place as a response to one of university extension challenges: Third mission, which ultimately measures this fundamental function’s impact at the university.