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Competence centres for automotive engineering and sales management to increase the positive impact on regional economic development in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico

Target area: Linking Higher Education & Society
Sub-target area: Human Resource Development
Target countries: Mexico
Target groups: Higher Education Institutions
Duration: 15/10/2017 - 14/10/2020

FH JOANNEUM Gesellschaft mbH (FHJ)

Hochschule Dusseldorf, Germany

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina

Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

Universidade de Sao Paulo, Escola Politécnica, Brazil

ITESM Monterrey, Campus Saltillo, Mexico

Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City, Mexico

AVL List GmbH, Austria

WUS Austria, Austria


Budget line: European Union, Erasmus+


Project Description

The idea for the ASCENT project arose due to the current developments in the automotive industry in Latin America. Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are the most important countries for the automotive industry in Latin America with a strong focus on production. Still, all three countries and the companies situated there have the same need, namely the increase of experts on automotive engineering to increase development capacities and to further advancement of technological research which is essential for further economic growth related to the automotive industry.


The ASCENT project and the the competence centres which will be installed during the project lifetime will contribute to regional development and economic growth in Argentina and Mexico, whereas the competence centres in Brazil can be seen as a contribution to economic recovery in the automotive industry.


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Contact persons

Rottensteiner Maria - Graz Office

Schwärzli Marc - Graz Office