In a highly interconnected world, the Internationalization of Higher Education (IHE) constitutes a central focus of university policies for an increasing number of countries. The universities of the 21st century create relationships with other global institutions to improve their competitiveness, increase their mobility programs, and expand their access to new sources of knowledge and resources.

With this forward-thinking attitude, Argentina will hold the first International Conference on Higher Education in 2018. This event will bring together experts of IHE from all over the world to carry out workshops, trainings, and seminars in an environment conducive to networking and developing strategic links for international cooperation.


To increase the reach and visibility of higher education in Argentina, in the region of Latin America, and in the world through the creation of a space for dialogue, training, and exhibition related to higher education in Argentina.


To internationalize higher education as a necessary step for the development of democratic societies.


  • To generate relationships based on trust and mutual respect between the nations and individuals that take part in FIESA 2018.
  • To innovate, learn, and develop international values and capacities applied to higher education.
  • To open Argentine higher education to the world and vice versa.



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Call for papers

FIESA 2018 will have different work sessions all over the 4 days of the event. During those sessions, experts from all over the world will have the opportunity to share and analyze their experiences in the field.

If you are interested in sharing your work and knowledge you can send your proposal to be exposed in FIESA 2018.

The papers will be presented orally in the sessions and must describe, and especially, analyze concrete experiences in universities framed in the axes listed in the following document.

Call for papers

Thematic Areas

  • Language Policies
  • Internationalization at home
  • Competences and credits
  • Internacionalization and Employability
  • International Organizations
  • Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
  • Rankings
  • Internacionalization of the University Extension


FIESA 2018 is the product of years of planning, dialogue, and collaborative work between different local and national actors. After choosing Mendoza as its venue in September 2016, the presidents of Mendoza's 8 universities pledged to assume responsibility for carrying out and finalizing the country's first international higher education conference. With this encouragement and the support of the Consular Corps of Mendoza and the City of Mendoza, the letter of intention was signed to begin organizing the event to be held in 2018. The first step was the launch event on March 6 and 7, 2017.