The Integration Zone of Southwest and Central America – Zona de Integracion del Centro Oeste Sudamericano (Zicosur) established in 2008 based on a protocol with intensions by the State Government together with the Secretary of Science and Technology and finally realized by universities of Norte Grande Argentino and the state universities of the State of Paraná.

The core purpose of the Protocol is to develop programs and projects that have a positive impact on the region through the promotion of academic, cultural, scientific and technological activities in favor of socio-economic development. After the first meeting new universities were added and currently the universities of Chile, Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia, in addition to Brazil form part of the Zicosur University Network.

The objectives of Zicosur University Network are the goals documented in the cooperation protocol; a contribution to the involvement of teachers and students in relation with cooperations and exchanges of relevant actions concerning a sustainable development as well as the integration of regions and their countries, within MERCOSUR; and the establishment of an annual schedule of activities.

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