Latin America

The main goal of our Latin America engagement is setting up a network of Catholic scientists/academics and institutions of higher learning. We aim at fostering international academic exchange and close cooperation between the Latin American and German churches. At the same time, KAAD understands its scholarship program as a contribution to strengthen civic society and to the “Option for the Poor” of Latin American churches. Countries of major focus are Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

KAAD is firmly rooted in the academic and church lives of many countries which can be seen in the activities of partner committees, alumni-associations and the cooperation with church and state universities (convenios). KAAD-Alumni are engaged in social projects, organize academic seminars, and publish their own journals. Through such activities highly-qualified and socially conscious laypeople guarantee that KAAD is actively present in Latin American societies and regional churches.

Young Catholic academics who are envisioning to do post-graduate studies in Germany and who share our mission in Latin America are welcome to click on the button below to fill out the online questionnaire form.

Our Partners in LA:

Prof. Dr. Silvia Di Sanza
Consejo ICALA / KAAD
Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires

Dr. Manuel Gómez M.
Consejo KAAD
Convento Franciscano, Av. Colón

Prof. Dr. João Francisco de Abreu
Conselho KAAD
Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, PUCMG
Belo Horizonte

Prof. Dr. Draiton de Souza
Conselho KAAD
Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, PUCRS
Porto Alegre

Dr. Artur H.G.B. da Cunha
Conselho KAAD Recife
Rua Francisco Alves 326
50050-900 Recife-PE

Prof. Luis Carlos Henao de Brigard
Consejo KAAD
Pontificia Universidad Javeríana

Dra. Patricia Carrera
Consejo KAAD Ecuador
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Prof. Herbert M. Álvarez
Consejo KAAD
Universidad Rafael Landívar
Guatemala City

Dr. Victor M. Pérez Valera
Consejo KAAD
Universidad Iberoamericana
Lomas de Santa Fe

Prof. Dr. Álvaro Ezcurra
Consejo KAAD
Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú