What is ADU_2020?
ADU_2020 is a structural project financed by the European Community through Europe Aid and is part of the Alfa framework. Alfa is a programme of co-operation between Higher Education Institutions (HEI) of the European Union (EU) and Latin America (LA). Its objective is to promote higher education in Latin America as a means to contribute to the economic and social development of the region.
As a structural project, the aim of ADU_2020 is to discuss and design structural mechanisms to promote the modernization, reformation and harmonization of the higher education systems, aiming specifically to the expanded field of architecture, design and urbanism.
The project includes 18 partners: 13 from LA and 5 from EU. Seven of them had worked together on a previous Alfa project. The ADU_2020 project initiated its work on the last days of 2011, expecting to fulfil its commitments by the end of year 2014.