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Transcript of Columbus Association
Helping your university to move forward
Helping your university
to move forward
What are we?
How is your university coping with an
of European and Latin-American
Our database contains over
Together With knowledge and competences,
the attraction of national and international students
Higher Education Institutions in the World, but we are only worried about less than
number of students
enrolled outside their country of citizenship has risen at an annual rate of
during the period
languages are spoken
multiple collaboration initiatives
between European and Latin-American universities
A consolidated network:
University leaders involved in our projects; several of them have accessed
in their countries
in the identification and development of
innovations in quality of teaching
, enterprise incubators and spin-off activities, regional development, research management, Continuing Education, etc.
The road to successful projects
European and National Level (in EU and LA)
& proposal development
Alfa Guide Project
universities collaborating to fight against dropout during the first year of studies
members of Columbus, Cost: euros, financed by Alfa Program
Biblioteca de Babel
Training programs with
the professionalization University Management with action-learning methods and, more recently, on a web environment
Recent work areas:
the University Paris Descartes for
the impact assessment of training programs developed by Columbus
between 2010 and 2012, among 700 university top managers
Development of projects with
(Strengthening of external financed research)
Research conferences, deployment
of strategies, processes management
Consultancies for institutions, governmental agencies and international organisations
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Diversifying its funding base
Attracting international students
Improving its performance in accreditation processes or rankings
Increasing its connections in target regions
12 Alfa/@lis EU projects
by the Inter-American development bank, World Bank, and governmental agencies
2250 000 Euros
(EU, Grupo Santander, Compagnia di San Paolo, etc.)
Clustering in a favorable
A clear approach towards results
Sharper focus on members´
strength and interests
Ideas may come from anywhere in the network,
of Higher Education in Europe and Latin America
Funneling the necessary
for their implementation
à créer des liens et
construire des réseaux
de valeur ajoutée"
to improve relationships
as well as with other
public and private stakeholders"
"Su capacidad de
y flexibilidad en entender
la problemática de las
universidades para generar
productos y servicios"
brindar un servicio
"El compromiso firme
con el ánimo de entendimiento, colaboración
y asociación en el contexto
de un mundo globalizado"
-Ernesto Martínez Ataz, Ciudad Real-
What members appreciate
the most about Columbus …
"La posibilidad de establecer
contactos con las mejores
universidades para intercambiar experiencias y poder replicar
buenas prácticas institucionales"
"La experiencia y profesionalidad del secretariado de la red"
Stgo. de Compostela
"Its capacity to anticipate and analize relevant issues for universities in the near future"
"Its high level trainning programs in strategic areas and the support to establish relations with international partners "
connections are a very important asset.
"Su entusiasmo para hacer trabajar juntas a personas e instituciones de distintos países y culturas, ... y con éxito."
Forthcoming: ERASMUS +, HORIZON 2020...