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Europe’s demography in terms of ethno-cultural composition is rapidly diversifying in an unprecedented way. This topic has become a priority issue for policymakers at the national and EU-level. There is a great concern on how to deal adequately with superdiversity as it affects all realms of society.

The first edition of the Summer School ‘Europe: Diversity and Migration’ addresses these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and provides participants with insights, information and tools based on theoretical perspectives, empirical case studies and several field visits.

Five young scientists from Columbus member universities have been selected to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany from June 25th to 30th, 2017. Columbus-nominated participants represent 27.7% of young Latin American accepted researchers studying in the region, and 20.8% of all accepted Latin American young scientists, if those studying outside the region are included. Accepted young researchers come from universities in Argentina (1), Chile (2), Colombia (1) and Mexico (1).

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 the academic year 2017-2018.

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 political situation  and particularly on higher education in Venezuela.

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 next year. Thus Columbus has nominated 31 candidates in total for the 2017 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings in Germany.

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 Columbus' Member Universities have been awarded scholarships for the International Teachers Program (ITP).

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.

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 Latin American institutions.

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 them to make a change in society and not wait for governments to do it.

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 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines. http://www.lindau-nobel.org/

 

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

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 National Agency for Innovation and Research (ANII),  the Universidad de la República (UDELAR) and the Grupo Montevideo University Association (AUGM).

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, Ashoka, under the coordination of the Technological Institute of Monterrey have obtained the grant for the project Students 4 Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Academia for approximately one million euros. A number of 147 projects were selected from 736, which implies a 20% success rate, and should start their activities between October and December 2016.

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 Portugal.

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

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

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 education in the region.

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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 to one or several of the following fields:

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

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 increased drop-out.

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

Date: October 9th , 2015     -     Time: 17h00 Paris     -     In Spanish    -    Free Participation

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

Fifteen Columbus’ member universities and other 3 partners, under the coordination of Antwerp University, Belgium, and the co-coordination of Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, have been selected to implement the CityLabs Project: Engaging Students with Sustainable Cities in Latin-America.

On August 12th, took place the last session of this successful workshop. Participant universities shared their Action-Plans. The workshop deserved a very positive assessment by the 15 participating universities.

Between  July 13th and 17th,  Columbus took-over a workshop with its Venezuelan member universities: Simon Bolivar, Metropolitana and Lisandro-Alvarado. The focus was put on identificatying initiatives and joint projects between academics,

Central Theme:“The impact of Disciplinary Integration on Industrial Innovation and Sustainable Development”

Columbus Association organizes, on June 11th (in English) and June 18th (in Spanish), 2 conferences in which Prof Bogle, chair of the Doctoral Studies Community of LERU,

EUA – the European University Association – recently released the report titled Trends 2015: Learning and Teaching in European Universities.

Columbus is pleased to invite you to participate at the E-workshop: Implementing Internationalisation at Home, to be launched in the first week of April.

 

We welcome the ten universities who recently joined the Association. We invite all our members to get acquainted with them:

The GD for Research and Innovation of the European Commission has launched a call for proposals within its Excellent Science pillar of the Horizon 2020 program.

We are pleased to invite you to attend our web-conference on Erasmus + : Opportunities for the Euro-Latin American Cooperation, which will be held on Friday, November 7 at 16h00 (Paris time).

La Asamblea de Columbus tendra lugar el 29 de julio en Rio de Janeiro, coincidente con el encuentro de rectores de Universia. En esta ocasion se definiran las nuevas orientaciones y lineas de trabajo de Columbus para el bienio 2014-2016. 

Columbus is collaborating with the Brazilian firm of hospital services EBSERH, in the development of a training program for top managers of 13 university hospitals in Brazil.

With 26 HEIs and more than 160 participants we launched our training program on marketing for attracting international students!

CALL FOR FULL TIME TEACHERS ? THIRD PERIOD 2014 SPECIFICATIONS The University of Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano requires full-time teachers for the third quarter ( July thru December) for Bogota and Cartagena in the following schools: ?

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Register with your team Launching day: June 2014 Deadline for regitration: June 6th 2014

The Universidad Catolica del Norte (www.ucn.cl), Department of Economics is recruiting two associate professors for researching and teaching activities.

Columbus comparte con ustedes esta invitacion del DIES-DAAD, (Programa de cooperacion academica Alemana) para participar en el Curso de Capacitacion International Deans Course, Latin America 2014/2015.

Project funded by the AlFA program of the European Commission to address the problem of student dropout in higher education.

Funded by Nuffic, the Dutch cooperation agency, this project is coordinated by the Free University of Amsterdam and the Universidad del Rosario. Columbus participated as an associated partner with its representation in Colombia.

Entrevista con profesores y directivos de Universidades miembros que participaron del programa programa International Teachers Programme (ITP) en HEC Paris.

Un buen número de Universidades miembros de Columbus y participantes del Benchmarking en Responsabilidad Social Universitaria se dieron cita en Asunción, Paraguay

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