Rutgers Latin America Initiative

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Strengthening Rutgers University’s Ties in Latin America

The Rutgers Latin America Initiative was created in March 2020 in order to:

  • To be a gateway for every person from Latin America interested in our university, facilitating interaction with different areas within the institution.
  • Generate relationships with universities, organizations, companies and governments in the region to establish collaboration at different levels
  • Promote activities and projects that promote the development of individuals and institutions
  • Create academic, cultural and technical training programs for students, teachers and professionals from different fields


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Pharmaceutical Engineering: Application of Materials Science in Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Products

During May and June, 2021, Dr. Fernando Muzzio and researchers from the Rutgers Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) will address different elements of the continuous manufacturing process. The objective is to deepen the topics covered in the introductory conference in November and thus continue to share knowledge and experience at the regional level. The activity will be online, in Spanish and without cost of attendance.

Each presentation will be followed by an open question and answer (Q&A) session. The final session of the cliclo will be a round table on the transfer of pharmaceutical technology with referents from different countries in the region.  

For more information, visit our event page.

Marcelo Meregalli Ferrer, Latin America Specialist


Marcelo Meregalli Ferrer, Latin America Specialist
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Born in Uruguay but raised in Argentina, Marcelo holds a degree in Philosophy and a Teaching Certificate from Universidad Católica Argentina. Prior to joining Rutgers, Marcelo served as the Director of International Relations at Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires where he developed programs for international students; oversaw mobility programs; built partnerships with universities, organizations and government agencies; set strategic goals for his unit; and advanced internationalization across the campus.   

Over the course of his career in international education, Marcelo has also held adjunct teaching appointments for Universidad Católica Argentina (Philosophy of Language), as well as for Pepperdine University (Western Heritage) on their Buenos Aires campus. He also served as the Assistant Resident Director for The George Washington University’s study abroad program in Argentina, running all on-site operations, from program logistics, to academic advising, to student wellness and emergency response.