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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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UV's 2020 Virtual International Collabor…

07-09-2020

UV's 2020 Virtual International Collaborations Course

  Universidad Veracruzana is launching the Call for Participants for the September-December 2020 Virtual International Collaborations Course-workshop. Please find below the information about the course, as well as a link to the official video:   https://www.uv.mx/celulaode/video/coil.mp4   Should you have...

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Summer School Scholarships at Universida…

02-07-2020

Summer School Scholarships at Universidad del Rosario

Universidad del Rosario invites students from Columbus member universities to apply for a scholarship in some of its summer courses in Spanish:

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Online Science Days 2020 have started.

28-06-2020

Online Science Days 2020 have started.

From 28 June – 1 July the scientific world will gather for the Online Science Days 2020 of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

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Panel with Academic Vice-Rectors Culmina…

25-06-2020

Panel with Academic Vice-Rectors Culminates Successfully

On June 24 and 25, Columbus organized two days of reflection with Vice-Chancellors / Directors / Academic Secretaries with the aim of sharing points of view and reflections on the...

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Launch of the Columbus Internationalizat…

19-06-2020

Launch of the Columbus Internationalization of Research Strategy

In the past days the internationalization of research strategy was launched for Columbus member universities through two meetings with research and internationalization directors of the network's member universities.

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Leadership in Times of COVID-19

30-04-2020

Leadership in Times of COVID-19

  “Sweet are the uses of adversity, which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head” William Shakespeare, As you like it

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IESALC calls on States to ensure the rig…

10-04-2020

IESALC calls on States to ensure the right to Higher Education and equal opportunities in the face of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic adds a further degree of complexity to higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean, which comes from facing unresolved challenges, such as growth without quality, inequities...

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Declaration from the higher education co…

01-04-2020

Declaration from the higher education community about our role during the COVID-19 crisis

The CoVid-19 epidemic represents enormous challenges for the higher education sector. Join our declaration imploring the higher education sector to respond quickly and rationally. Please add your name, position, affiliation,...

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70th Lindau Meeting: 13 Participants fro…

12-03-2020

Thirteen young talents from Latin American universities have been selected to participate in the 2020 Interdisciplinary Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting to be held in Lindau, Germany between June 28th and July 3rd,...

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Combine study & pleasure at Antwerp …

11-02-2020

Combine study & pleasure at Antwerp Summer University!

Since 2010, Antwerp Summer University offers short-term academic programmes of high quality based on the excellence of the University of Antwerp and its partners. From a tiny initiative in 2010...

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Laying the groundwork for “Change the Cl…

07-02-2020

Laying the groundwork for “Change the Climate”

On February 4, 5, 6 and 7, the initial QualEnv / Change the Climate project meeting was held in Lisbon. Columbus participated as an external evaluator of the Project.

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W-STEM, fostering women’s participation …

05-12-2019

W-STEM, fostering women’s participation into STEM programs

From November 25 to 29 the partners of the W-STEM project - Building the future of Latin America: engaging women into STEM - met for the second time in Cartagena...

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Luis Arroyo, new member of the Academy o…

04-12-2019

Luis Arroyo, new member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of France

On Monday, December 2, Professor Luis Arroyo Zapatero, a member of the Columbus Board of Directors between 2003 and 2005, under the watchful eye of Montesquieu and Voltaire, among others,...

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BUAP hosted 2019 Columbus Assembly

15-11-2019

BUAP hosted 2019 Columbus Assembly

On November 13th, 2019, at the Cultural Complex of the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla (Mexico), the annual Assembly of members of Columbus was held. 22 member universities from 9...

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Columbus Assembly to be held in the fram…

12-08-2019

Columbus Assembly to be held in the framework of International Conference of the IAU

Following the regulations of its statutes, Columbus will make the 2019 version of the Assembly of its member universities in the framework of the International Conference of the IAU (International...

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# LiNo2019, a Global, Sustainable and Op…

01-07-2019

# LiNo2019, a Global, Sustainable and Open Meeting

The grand opening of the 69th Nobel Prize Meeting in Lindau, this year dedicated to Physics, took place on Sunday, June 30. Laser physics, dark matter and gravitational waves, which...

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U-Multirank, an alternative approach to …

21-06-2019

U-Multirank, an alternative approach to rankings

"Internationalized universities perform better in the transfer of knowledge, the impact of research and education." This is the main message of the latest edition of the U-Multirrank, the multidimensional, user-driven...

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Invitation: Benchmarking Club in "S…

12-06-2019

Invitation: Benchmarking Club in "Strategies to improve the retention and performance of students with academic difficulties"

Columbus is pleased to invite you to participate in the U-Benchmarking Club in "Strategies to improve the retention and performance of students with academic difficulties", derived from their educational backgrounds....

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Hugo Juri was reelected as rector of the…

17-05-2019

Hugo Juri was reelected as rector of the UNC through direct vote

This Thursday, May 16, for the first time in the history of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), the university community elected the rectoral authorities through direct, secret and mandatory...

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Join the Problem Based Learning Online T…

16-05-2019

Join the Problem Based Learning Online Training Course (Moodle)

Problem Based Learning (PBL) is not a new pedagogical approach. It has been a topic of research and teaching practice for more than 50 years and has been widely used...

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