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Heidelberg Center for Latin America – Center of Excellence in Investigation and Teaching

In 2009 the title “First round of the formation of Excellence center in Investigation and Education” was assigned to the Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA), which is a part of the Heidelberg University. This competition was proclaimed by the German Chancellery through the German Academic Research Service (DAAD).

This award accredits the Heidelberg Center as a Center of Excellence and allows design a complete program of studies and further education in the area of Medical Informatics.

To develop a program in this area the HCLA cooperates with the Universidad de Chile.

The Centers of Excellence in Investigation and Teaching contribute to the internationalization of the German Universities. Their objective is to create networks of world class research between international and german researchers and to promote education, which generates study programs in cooperation with associated universities.

After a successful evaluation in 2013 the DAAD project has been extended, possibly until 2019.


This program is made possible by the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Foreign Federal Office of the German Federal Republic.

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