Erasmus+: NOVA FCSH integrates the YUCUNET project
5 of July of 2021, 12:55
The Erasmus+ CBHE action project “Establishment of a Yucatan-Cuba Network of MA program in Contemporary Art and Cultural Management-YUCUNET” is now running. Sandra Vieira Jürgens, professor and researcher at the Institute of Art History (IHA), coordinates this project from NOVA’s side, which aims to establish a network between American and European universities for the creation of master’s courses in Contemporary Art and Artistic Management.
The project, led by the University of Santiago de Compostela, has a grant of over 870,000 euros and aims to provide tools for the creation of a higher education network in Contemporary Art in the Yucatán-Cuba region. The network has partners from Portugal (Serralves Foundation, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Universidade do Porto, Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Spain (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela),Cuba (Universidad de las Artes-ISA, Universidad de la Habana, Ministerio de Cultura de Cuba) and Mexico(Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Fundación Cultural MACAY, Fabcity Yucatan).
NOVA FCSH, through its Postgraduate program in Art Curatorship, will be involved in the YUCUNET project giving support and training to partners, contributing for the creation of two postgraduate courses in art management in Mexico and Cuba by 2024, this being the final goal of this Capacity Building project.
The ‘Capacity in Higher Education’ projects of the Erasmus+ program, such as YUCUNET, are transnational cooperation projects that aim to develop, transfer, and implement innovative practices in education, research, institutional modernization, and society in general. Participation in the YUCUNET project reinforces NOVA FCSH’s responsibility to society, both locally and globally, through the transfer of knowledge and a commitment to internationalization though teaching and collaborative research.
Author: Adela Vázquez Veiga, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (Mexico)