The network of universities Zone Integration West South Central America (Zicosur) was created in 2008 from a protocol of intentions promoted by the State Government, through the Department of Science and Technology and effected between the group of Universities Del Norte Grande Argentino and the State of Paraná State Universities.

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 and científicotecnológicas in favor of socio-economic development. After the first meeting other universities were added to the first and currently part of the group the Universities of Chile, Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia, in addition to Brazil, Zicosur Network University.

Among the objectives of Zicosur University Network, are to collaborate to meet the proposed goals in the signing of the cooperation protocol; contribute to teaching and student involvement in the relations of cooperation and exchange of relevant actions for sustainable development and the integration of regions and their countries, within MERCOSUR; and to establish an annual schedule of activities.

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