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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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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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Call for Papers - Final Conference: …

03-05-2019

Call for Papers - Final Conference: "Students4Change - Social Entrepreneurship in Academia"

Final Conference   “Students4Change: Social Entrepreneurship in Academia”   August 26, 27 & 28, 2019   ​Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe, Mexico City   ​​Call for papers for Academic Colloquium

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UR Summer School Scholarship - "Org…

30-04-2019

UR Summer School Scholarship - "Organized Transnational Crime in the Americas" Course

  Transnational crime organized in the Americas: fundamentals, trends and challenges" June 10th - 28th, 2019 Universidad del Rosario - Bogotá, Colombia The Columbus Association, the Faculty of Political Science, Government and International Relations...

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UTB´s Summer School offers 60 scholarshi…

29-04-2019

UTB´s Summer School offers 60 scholarships to Columbus member students

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Colombia) is offering 60 tuition scholarships to students from Columbus member universities in a variety of courses at its 2019 Summer School:

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W-STEM project is launched in Salamanca

27-03-2019

W-STEM project is launched in Salamanca

From March 25th to 27th 2019 was held at the University of Salamanca the kick-off meeting of the project: "Building the future of Latin America: engaging women into STEM programs",...

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New Columbus Board of Directors appointe…

18-03-2019

New Columbus Board of Directors appointed

On March 18, 2019, the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Columbus Association was held, with the participation of the current members of the Board: Hugo Oscar Juri,...

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15 Physics young talents nominated by Co…

01-03-2019

15 Physics young talents nominated by Columbus will participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Fifteen young talents from Latin American universities have been selected to participate in the 69th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physics to be held in Lindau, Germany between June...

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Erasmus +: 4 projects presented in the 2…

11-02-2019

Erasmus +: 4 projects presented in the 2019 call

4 Erasmus + projects, involving, 24 Columbus member universities, were presented in the 2019 call. Columbus has supported its member universities in the organization of consortiums and the preparation of...

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ISCTE-IUL obtains environmental certific…

20-12-2018

ISCTE-IUL obtains environmental certification ISO 14001: 2015

The ISCTE- Instituto Universitário de Lisboa is, since December 13, 2018, the first Portuguese university to obtain environmental certification in accordance with the ISO-14001-2015 standard.

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Aligning Strategies to Enable Open Acces…

06-12-2018

Aligning Strategies to Enable Open Access

The 14th Berlin Open Access Conference, hosted by the Max Planck Society and organized by the Max Planck Digital Library on behalf of the Open Access 2020 Initiative (OA2020), was held...

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W-STEM has obtained funding from the Era…

26-11-2018

W-STEM has obtained funding from the Erasmus + Program

The project "Building the Future of Latin America: Engaging Women into STEM", in which 10 Columbus member universities participate, has obtained funding of about 800,000 euros for the implementation of...

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Columbus consolidates its partnership wi…

12-11-2018

Columbus consolidates its partnership with Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings  in Latin America

Columbus has nominated 25 candidates from its member Universities and 2 spontaneous candidates from the Latin American region for the Lindau NObel Laureate Meetings dedicated to Physics that will take...

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