First master lecture of the Specialization in Management and University Leadership in Multicultural Contexts
The first module of this specialization is entitled "Legal, contextual and legal framework of Higher Education".

This curriculum is developed in partnership with the Intercultural Indigenous Autonomous University (UAIIN).

Within the framework of the first module of the Specialization in Management and University Leadership in Multicultural Contexts, taught by Dr. Alta Hooker, rector of URACCAN, and teacher Tania Rossman, officer of External Cooperation of this institution, Dr. Telémaco Talavera Siles was special guest to give a master lecture on the current context of education and the need to cross-border interculturality.

Dr. Talavera Siles is part of the coordinating team of Kairós, an organization of academics worldwide committed to relevant, inclusive and opportunity education for all. Thus, at the start of his presentation, he stated that "From the context of higher education, people are worthy; situations are the unworthy ones."

Intercultural higher education with quality

When it comes to education, you have to learn to differentiate, Talavera emphasized that there are children, adults who never make it to school, let alone college and it's a reality, but "there are people who didn't learn to read and write, but have extraordinary wisdom," he said.

Intercultural higher education is necessary to achieve development with identity, as it allows to recognize other forms of life and to assess cultural differences fairly. "The context of education is serious," Talavera said, describing the humanitarian crisis in which education and the utilitarianism of knowledge are immersed; to get out of it, interculturality must be the cross-cutting axis, because it is the essence of human development.

In addition, he also stated that "today the whole society needs education more than ever, even if it is not recognized for our arrogance, that example and that struggle of you (referring to Colombian students of the specialization that URACCAN provides) is education with development and talent, with relevant research, with art, with its own culture from the local, but with that global vision".

For an education without borders

It is essential for KAIUS to unite nationalities from this specialization with a multilingual, multi-ethnic intercultural vision with diversity as an essence, with the conviction that resources are to enhance what is done. Talavera referred to universities as small but very large in terms of stories, traditions and potentials, for what the world needs and assured that today they really are an example and being a part of this pleased him in a huge way.

In this sense, he advised: "Always work with that delivery, the difference is not in the teams, it is not in the media, but in the people. Technology doesn't have to be to contingent on technology, but to be able to improve the condition of life, this is vital and resources too," he concluded.
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