International Partnerships for Collaborative Research in Argentinian Universities

  • Ángela Corengia
  • Ana García de Fanelli
  • Marcelo Rabossi
  • Dante J. Salto
Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)


This chapter analyzes the motivations behind North-South collaboration, as well as facilitators and obstacles. Through a case study approach, two specific cases focus on research units at public and private Argentinian universities with established North-South research partnerships. General conclusions indicate that international scientific cooperation between the two hemispheres has proven fruitful for the parties involved in these agreements; however, what triggers and grounds the association differs by case. Following a series of interviews and document analysis, findings show that while personal links generally dominate in their importance, state support is critical for sustainability. Difficulties that generate disincentives for maintaining longer-term partnerships are related primarily to internal, bureaucratic problems and external factors such as overall economic instability affecting both developed and developing countries.


Higher education Research partnerships International collaboration Argentinian universities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángela Corengia
    • 1
  • Ana García de Fanelli
    • 2
  • Marcelo Rabossi
    • 3
  • Dante J. Salto
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute of Public Administration (INAP)Ministry of ModernizationBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) – Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES)Buenos AiresArgentina
  3. 3.School of GovernmentTorcuato di Tella UniversityBuenos AiresArgentina
  4. 4.Institute of HumanitiesNational University of CordobaCordobaArgentina

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