Heidelberg Center for Latin America – Center of Excellence in Investigation and Teaching


In 2009 the title “First round of the formation of Excellence Center in Investigation and Teaching” was assigned to the Heidelberg Center for Latin America (HCLA), which is a part of the Heidelberg University. This competition was proclaimed by the German Chancellery through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). In 2014 and 2019 the HCLA could successfully apply for further funding offered by the DAAD.

The Centers of Excellence in Investigation and Teaching contribute to the internationalization of German universities. Their objective is to create networks of world class research between international and German researchers and to promote education in cooperation with associated universities.

This award accredits the Heidelberg Center as a “Center of Excellence” and allows to design further education and training in the area of medical physics. To develop such courses the HCLA cooperates in Chile with the following partners:

The partners in Heidelberg are:


This program is realized with financial support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.