Columbus at the Presentation of the CyD Report 2017

14 September 2018

Yesterday, September 13, 2018, the Report of the Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo was presented in Madrid, Report CyD 2017: The Contribution of Spanish Universities to Development. Kelly Henao and Daniel Samoilovich, of Columbus have contributed to this report with a study about the collaboration between universities and local governments.


The 2017 edition of the CyD Report highlights a more positive perception of the University in the last six years. In addition, it points out the importance of prioritizing the support given to universities by public administrations and economic and social agents, as well as the need to promote the science and technology system and improve the indicators related to research, transfer and international orientation to progress in the positioning of the Spanish university system. The collaboration between Columbus and Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo also materialized in the publication of the book: The reform of governance in European university systems.


In the event, held at the Casa de América Amphitheater in Madrid, was attended by personalities of the Spanish Higher Education System, highlighting the presence of Ana Patrícia Botín (President of the Fundación CyD), Roberto Fernández (President of the Consejo de Rectores de Universidades Españolas), Javier Monzón (President of the Executive Committee of the Fundación CyD), Antonio Abril (President of the Conference of Social Councils of Spain) and the special assistance of Pedro Duque, Minister of Innovation, Science and Universities of Spain.

To download the CyD Report:


General information

Columbus Association
114, rue de Rhône
CH - 1211 Genève 3
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 




Maison de l'UNESCO

75015, Paris





Connect With Us