Latin America comprises the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of Central and South America. Latin America is playing an increasingly important role in the world economy, in the export of oil and agricultural products as well as in metal processing and mechanical engineering (car parts and computer components). Cooperation between Germany and Latin America is also growing in the field of education and research. There are numerous collaborations between German and Latin American universities and research institutions.
Since 2010, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) has built up a strong strategic network (Applied NetWork on Automotive Research and Education) with the Federal Universities of Santa Catarina and Paraná in Brazil and other industrial and research partners; the AWARE project was officially launched in 2013. This formed the basis for the AWARE Center, which opened in 2020. In the meantime, there are also cooperations with universities in Argentina, Colombia and other countries.
Further information on a stay abroad in Latin America: