Global Partners

The MHIRT program has partnered with 5 institutions in 4 countries (Australia, Chile, Dominican Republic and Spain) - where the UMSONHS has established student study abroad programs and training/research agreements. All these institutions have committed their resources, state-of-art facilities and infrastructure to implement the MHIRT training program.

AUSTRALIA

   AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) was founded from Catholic tertiary institutions stretching back to 1857. In 1991, these institutions amalgamated to form the publically funded ACU. ACU now has seven campuses in Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Adelaide and a Study Centre in Rome, Italy. ACU is now the largest Catholic University in the English-speaking world. The Faculty of Health Sciences has 1600 students’ studying one of the 19 disciplines offered by the Faculty. The ACU is formed by some 4,300 teachers and administrative and service staff, and 35,000 students in official studies. This faculty and staff is committed to overcoming the challenges in today's society with innovation and public service. The AU is a Valencian and pro-European university, open to the Mediterranean and to all cultures of the world. Annually the AU hosts some 1,200 students and 2,000 foreign students from other regions. The ACU has extensive research expertise across diverse health research areas and is affiliated with The National Centre for Clinical Outcomes Research, Australia (NaCCOR), a collaborative research centre comprised of partnerships between ACU, Catholic Health Australia and private and public hospitals.

For more information, please follow the link: http://www.acu.edu.au/

 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

THE PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA MADRE Y MAESTRA

The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra Nursing Program (PUCMM) was the first nursing program established in the Dominican Republic (DR).

The Faculty of Health Sciences has laid the foundation for the development of research studies and international collaboration, and an agreement with PAHO has brought expertise from Latin America to the School.

The Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Mother and Teacher Pontifical Catholic University), was established on September 9, 1962 and named after Blessed John XXIII's encyclical Mater et magistrate, that is, Mother and Teacher. It is the first private, Roman Catholic, coeducational, university in the Dominican Republic. The university grants undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degrees through three campuses. It also offers graduate level degrees and dual degrees with associated universities in the United States and France. Its main campus is in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, and it has smaller campus in Santo Domingo and an extension in Puerto Plata. The PUCMM has the first nursing program established in the Dominican Republic (DR). Today, the School of Health Sciences brings together the departments of Nursing, Medicine, Medical Technology and Physical Therapy. The Faculty of Health Sciences has laid the foundation for the development of research studies and international collaboration. With a strong focus on community nursing, students work in the service of the Secretaría de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (SESPAS; Secretariat of Public Health and Social Assistance).

For more information, please follow the link: http://pucmm.edu.do/

 

SPAIN

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE

The Universidad de Alicante (UA) was established in 1979 on the basis of the Center for University studies (CEU) which was founded in 1968. The University main campus is located in San Vicente del Raspeig/Sant Vicent del Raspeig, bordering the city of Alicante to the north. The UA has a broad and successful track record of scientific research funding. In 2006 UA was awarded 655 grants representing 15.5 million euros, and funded an additional 309 studies with institutional funds of over 860k euros. In 2006-07, 521 UA students engaged in studies at other institutions, and 1,012 international students were welcomed at UA, representing international exchange with 24 countries. The Department of Nursing currently has international agreements for scientific collaboration and academic exchange with diverse Universities. Undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs are offered, as well as academic courses designed to increase the competitiveness of the labor market. Distinct areas of research foci have been developed by research networks that include a Research Methodology group and a Nursing and Culture of Healthcare Group. The latter group publishes the academic journal Culture of Healthcare.

 

CHILE

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE (PUC)

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine.The University mission is “to reach excellence in the creation and transference of knowledge and educational training of people, inspired by Catholic values and always at the service of the Church and society”. PUC is composed of 18 Faculties that encompass a range of areas of study. Together, they offer applicants to their University a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, certificate and continuing education programs each year. It is ranked first in the country and one of the leaders in Latin América. The Escuela de Enfermeria (School of Nursing) has exchange programs with several universities abroad in different areas.

For more information follow the link: http://www.uc.cl/index.php

 

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE (PUC)

The Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile was founded on June 21, 1888 by Monsignor Mariano Casanova, Archbishop of Santiago. His goal was to create an institution capable of blending academic excellence and training based on the Christian doctrine.The University mission is “to reach excellence in the creation and transference of knowledge and educational training of people, inspired by Catholic values and always at the service of the Church and society”. PUC is composed of 18 Faculties that encompass a range of areas of study. Together, they offer applicants to their University a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, certificate and continuing education programs each year. It is ranked first in the country and one of the leaders in Latin América. The Escuela de Enfermeria (School of Nursing) has exchange programs with several universities abroad in different areas.

For more information follow the link: http://www.uc.cl/index.php