The project has two core forms of output, research strategy and culture development, and the support for Doctoral Training. As such, the direct beneficiaries of this action and those that will get the most significant impact in the short term will be the higher education institutions, their doctoral students and staff. The impact is expected to improve the quality, quantity and reputation of the research provision and outputs of Latin American Universities and in the process impact upon the knowledge economy of Latin America and the ability to innovate and grow. In the development stage of the work the partner institutions will use the outputs of the project to test, refine and adapt the tools and techniques to their University and Regional context. This will involve the key stakeholders at close proximity and benefiting almost immediately from any engagements. As the project nears conclusion, the dissemination strategy will widen the awareness and availability of the tools, techniques and resources to the wider Latin American University sector. This will be developed using the Doctoral network and the Website support as the key vehicle but may also be complemented by training and development events, conferences and coaching and advisory session offered after the project has been completed. This provides for a lasting impact and sustainable benefits of the project with a legacy which is scalable to more Universities within the partner countries but also beyond into other Regions of Latin America.

The project has two core forms of output, research strategy and culture development, and the support for Doctoral Training.

The policy implications of the project and longer term benefits will be communicated to government and policy makers through University engagement and lobbying, the operation of the two conferences (where policy makers will be invited guests) and the published materials (which will be sent periodically to key stakeholders). Improving the research strategy and culture of the University and enhancing the support for Doctoral students will in the longer term impact upon the knowledge capacity and capability of the Region and the resulting industry and commerce competitiveness, societal fairness and contribution and overall intellectual underpinning of the economy. This in turn will directly impact on a variety of entities and individuals engaged in education and the generation of new knowledge: innovation, community and educational organizations, indigenous peoples, local authorities, NGOs, professionals, and SMEs.

As the tools, techniques and initiatives developed by the project are designed to be transferable to other universities in the region, it will help ensure a degree of longevity to the impact.

In terms of EU benefits, the increase in research and doctoral skills, knowledge and support allows for better quality engagements between international partners, more alignment of expectations in terms of rigor, validity and process and an opportunity to engage more meaningfully with Latin American partners in research and commercial projects and ventures. Joint supervision and joint doctoral awards also encourage cross cultural and interdisciplinary research which not only increases the potential number of joint supervisions and doctoral students to and from the EU and Latin America (as expectations and systems are better aligned) but also allows for novel ideas and knowledge to emerge.