We are very proud to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding as a basis for future cooperation with two Latin American universities, the Universidad Montevideo (UM) and the Universidad ORT Uruguay.
At the same time, IMS BAUHAUS® founded a non-profit association in Montevideo, Uruguay. Under the leadership of Roberto Santomauro, the IMS representative for Latin America, the IMS BAUHAUS® Latino America can take on organizational tasks in connection with training in the Latin America region.
Our renowned training and research institute in the field of membrane construction and textile architecture has been organizing various academic and non-academic courses and symposia in membrane construction worldwide. As an affiliated institute of the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences in Dessau-Rosslau, Germany, IMS BAUHAUS has been successfully conducting a unique master's degree course in Membrane Structures for 14 years now. Due to the growing interest in the Latin American region, it is the goal of Prof. Dr. Robert Off and his team to expand the education in this special field of membrane construction and make it more accessible for regional participants. The foundation of IMS BAUHAUS® Latino America and the cooperation with the two universities in Uruguay shall be the basic of this new idea.
The first step of the Latin American group is the organization of the first TENSILE intense in Santiago de Chile, taking place 14th to 19th of October 2019. Two students of the IMS master program, Carla Cortes and Diego Achurra, are involved in preparing this course .