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Columbus is an association of European and Latin American universities. Its main goal is to foster international cooperation and institutional development of its member universities by enhancing management processes and structures. The activities carried out by Columbus have been designed to support participating universities in developing strategies, implementing policies and organizing their structures. From the moment a university becomes a member of Columbus it has a series of services and activities at its disposal. These are determined as a function of the guidelines decided by the Governing Board and the priorities set by member universities. Such activities are prepared by the Secretariat of Columbus out of its offices at UNESCO, in Paris.

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DIT, member of Columbus, offers 60 Maste…

22-02-2017

DIT, member of Columbus, offers 60 Masters degree scholarships

In order to attract the best students from around the world, Dublin Institute of Technology, through the Centenary Scholarship Program, offers 60 scholarships of 50% for any masters program for...

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"Universities transcend governments…

10-02-2017

"Universities transcend governments": Benjamin Scharifker, rector of the Universidad Metropolitana  in Venezuela

The rector of the Universidad Metropolitana in Venezuela, Benjamin Scharifker, gave an interview for the latest edition of the magazine Contrapunto where he presents his views on the social and...

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32 young talents nominated for the Meeti…

20-12-2016

32 young talents nominated for the Meetings with Nobel Prize Laureates

After nominating 14 candidates from its member universities for the Chemistry meeting in 2017, Columbus has just nominated 18 candidates from its members for the Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences...

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International Teachers Program: two scho…

07-12-2016

International Teachers Program: two scholarships awarded to professors of Columbus' Member Universities

As a result of the close collaboration for more than 20 years of Columbus with HEC - Hautes Etudes Commerciales - prestigious business school in France, two business professors from...

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All together now, or how Hamsters become…

07-12-2016

All together now, or how Hamsters become co-authors of scientific papers.

Recent developments in international research illustrate two well-known laws, the Goodhart and the Campbell laws, both developed in the middle of the 70’s.

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The Power of a Network: Columbus, partne…

23-11-2016

The Power of a Network: Columbus, partner in Latin America of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Columbus has nominated 14 candidates from its member universities for the Lindau Chemistry Meetings in 2017. In this way, the Columbus Association has nominated 52% of the total candidates from...

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Obama at the Pontificia Universidad Cató…

23-11-2016

Obama at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

US President Barack Obama met with more than 1,000 young people from Latin America and the Caribbean at the Coliseo Polideportivo of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.  He urged...

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Columbus and Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeti…

21-10-2016

Columbus and Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings launch the call for candidates in Chemistry and Economy

Once every year, 30–40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau, Germany, to meet the next generation of leading scientists: undergraduates, PhD students, and post-doc researchers from all over the world. The...

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Conference -Strengthening the role of un…

24-08-2016

Conference -Strengthening the role of universities in sustainable development- & Assembly of Columbus members

Follow the conference live "Strengthening the role of universities in sustainable development" by clicking here.

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Columbus at the CILAC 2016 Forum

23-08-2016

Columbus at the CILAC 2016 Forum

The Columbus Association participated in the I Latin American and Caribbean Open Science Forum organized by:  the Latin America and the Caribbean UNESCO’s Regional Office of Science, Montevideo office; the...

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Erasmus+ Grant won by Columbus Network: …

19-08-2016

Erasmus+ Grant won by Columbus Network: Students 4 Change Project

In the second round of Erasmus + Capacity Building Calls for proposals, 16 institutions of the Columbus network – from 5 Latin American and 4 Europeans countries  - and 1 social-entrepreneurs network,...

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University Libraries - End of Benchmarki…

18-08-2016

University Libraries - End of Benchmarking Program

We have the pleasure to announce that the program Benchmarking in University Libraries successfully finished. It counted with 150 s from 26 member universities of Columbus, from Latin America and...

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Launching of the Columbus Hub Academy

15-04-2016

Launching of the Columbus Hub Academy

Is Collaborative Online International Learning part of your strategy to enhance the quality of your education?

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Standing Ovation for the Irish President…

11-04-2016

Last 7th April, President Michael D Higgins gave a very vibrant speech in favor of academic values and universities role in society. 

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Meeting of minds on the way forward for …

01-04-2016

Meeting of minds on the way forward for Latin America

From 4-6 March a unique summit took place in Cartagena, Colombia. Thirty scholars and experts from six countries in Latin America and the United States discussed the future of higher...

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PhD Program in Nanosciences - Spring 201…

21-03-2016

PhD Program in Nanosciences - Spring 2016 session is now open

LANEF PhD Program is a three year program to support PhD training of excellent students. The thesis will be prepared in one of the five laboratories on a topic related...

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France-Mexico Project - Pedagogical Digi…

18-03-2016

France-Mexico Project - Pedagogical Digital Resources

CODAES Project – Digital Learning Comunities on Higher Education. This project is part of a Franco-Mexican intergovernmental agreement on education.

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Student Retention - meeting with 20 prof…

25-11-2015

Student Retention - meeting with 20 professors of Universidad de Talca

Meeting with 20 professors of Universidad de Talca, in which the issue of "How to close the cognitive gap" as strategy for retaining students with dificulties, in those areas with...

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Web-conference Erasmus+ Mobility Actions…

02-10-2015

Web-conference Erasmus+ Mobility Actions : How to develop Successful Proposals?

Web-conference Erasmus+ Mobility Actions : How to develop Successful Proposals? Date: October 9th , 2015     -     Time: 17h00 Paris     -     In Spanish    -    Free Participation

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Web Conference: TRENDS 2015, Keynote Spe…

04-09-2015

Web Conference: TRENDS 2015, Keynote Speaker: Andrée Sursock (EUA)

Andrée Sursock (EUA): Trends2015 - quality assurance, internationalisation, ICT.  Columbus organizes a Web conference on September 21st (in English), in which Andrée Sursock, Senior Adviser at EUA (European Universities Association

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