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Alberto Barbieri appointed Chancellor of the University of Buenos Aires for a second term.

With more than 75% of the votes, Alberto Barbieri was re-elected during the University Assembly held on December 4.

Alberto Barbieri appointed Chancellor of the University of Buenos Aires for a second term. On December 4, the University Assembly was held to appoint the new Chancellor of the University of Buenos Aires for the 2018-2022 term. With more than 75% of the votes, Alberto Barbieri was re-elected, to which he commented: "It is a great emotion, a joy, an honour and a responsibility to be four years in front of this beloved university. I invite you all to work together."
"The votes of the Assembly –Mr. Barbieri added- show the election process in each of the Faculties that massively supported us, which has been reflected in the election process throughout this year exceeding 70% of support".

The University Assembly is formed by the councilors of the 13 faculties plus the Superior Councilors, resulting in a total of 236 assembly members. The proposed candidates were: Juan Pablo Paz, graduated in Physical Sciences, and Chancellor Barbieri. The final result of the election was: 179 votes for Mr. Barbieri, 37 votes for Mr. Paz, 2 abstentions and 18 absent assembly members.

Among the goals reached in his mandate, the Chancellor highlighted the more than 300 infrastructure works; the budget increase for research; the strengthening of university extension; the updating of study plans and a considerable increase in the number of scholarships offered in different programs.