Launching of the Columbus Hub Academy

15 April 2016
Is Collaborative Online International Learning part of your strategy to enhance the quality of your education?

EUA and Columbus members are currently undergoing a major review of the internalization of the curriculum. According to the recent EUA Trends 2015 (by Andrée Sursock) 41 % of European Universities consider international collaboration in teaching and learning as “the feature that have contributed most to its enhancement”. Notwithstanding, there is an indication that such initiatives are not yet pervasive across the institution and remain mainly an initiative of some faculties and, even more, of individual teachers.


Through collaborative online international projects students develop a set of new skills that teachers can’t easily transmit on a traditional classroom.

It is a fact that 95% of your students will not be mobile learners. How could they live an international experience without moving abroad? The interaction with peers in other countries, if properly organized, allow your students to gain in entrepreneurship and employability.


This is an invitation to take part in the Columbus Hub Academy

Access is free to all Columbus and EUA members. This invitation is extended to every teacher at your University aware of the impact of International collaboration in teaching and learning with European or Latin American colleagues. Teachers create a collaborative project with colleagues of at least another country involving students 


A friendly virtual environment to facilitate international online learning

The Columbus Hub Academy is a multilateral initiative, meaning that you can choose – and even invite – your partner from a n y Columbus or EUA member. Basically, it consists of 5 features:

  • A matching system to help finding the right partner
  • Guidelines and support materials for participating teachers.
  • A dedicated Academic and Social-network –supported by JomSocial - to facilitate the interaction among international teachers and students groups,
  • Available virtual room for videoconferencing with international partners.
  • Access to success stories.

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Don’t miss the launching of the Columbus Hub Academy!

Please share this information within your institution and encourage your most innovative teachers to participate at the Hub Academy’ Launching Web-Conference, on April 27st, 2016 at 4 p.m., Paris time-zone.

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