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Columbus Association
Helping your university to move forward
Vision
Helping your university
to move forward

in

We are
Columbus Association
Columbus Association

What are we?
How is your university coping with an
increasingly complex
world?
universities
Students
115.000
9500
47
15
The first
multilateral network

of European and Latin-American
University´ Leaders
250.000

post-graduates students
Staff
Our database contains over
contacts
1.280.000
countries
Facing competition
Together With knowledge and competences,
Accreditation
processes &
rankings
have major
impact
on
the attraction of national and international students

There are
15.000
Higher Education Institutions in the World, but we are only worried about less than
100
The
number of students
enrolled outside their country of citizenship has risen at an annual rate of
7.1%
during the period
2000-2010

Building
International alliances
In which
languages are spoken
8
Main achievements
Driver of
multiple collaboration initiatives


between European and Latin-American universities

A consolidated network:
4500
University leaders involved in our projects; several of them have accessed
governmental positions
in their countries

An
international reference
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
Monitoring of
financial mechanisms
at
European and National Level (in EU and LA)
Identification of
relevant
issues
and champions
Networking
organization
& proposal development
1.
2.
3.


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Alfa Guide Project
-
universities collaborating to fight against dropout during the first year of studies
members of Columbus, Cost: euros, financed by Alfa Program

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Food
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Green Campus
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19
Example:
50%
1.520.000
73,61 %
Other projects:

Biblioteca de Babel
INTEGRA
COLPAC
Mirror
MANUFIN
Gradua2
Training programs with
proven methodologies

Internationalization
Since 1990,
Columbus supports
the professionalization University Management with action-learning methods and, more recently, on a web environment

Recent work areas:

Entrepreneurship
Continuing Education
Research Management
Social Responsibility
Fundraising

Collaboration with
the University Paris Descartes for
the impact assessment of training programs developed by Columbus
between 2010 and 2012, among 700 university top managers
*On-going:
Our services
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Development of projects with

external financing
-
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Training

programs
-
visits
-
-
Study
-
U-Benchmarking
Club
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UNISCAN

(Strengthening of external financed research)
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Tailor-made services:

Research conferences, deployment
of strategies, processes management
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Columbus Partners:

Consultancies for institutions, governmental agencies and international organisations
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Join Columbus!
Or contact us:
http://www.columbus-web.com/index.php
d.samoilovich@columbus-web.org
For more information please visit:
Diversifying its funding base
Attracting international students
Improving its performance in accreditation processes or rankings
Increasing its connections in target regions

International projects
12 Alfa/@lis EU projects

Training programs
financed
by the Inter-American development bank, World Bank, and governmental agencies

Subsidies
:
2250 000 Euros
(EU, Grupo Santander, Compagnia di San Paolo, etc.)
Clustering in a favorable
environment

A clear approach towards results

Sharper focus on members´
strength and interests



Ideas may come from anywhere in the network,
propelled by
interaction
Broader Outlook
of Higher Education in Europe and Latin America


Priority to
collaboration
among members
Funneling the necessary
energy
for their implementation
"La capacité
à créer des liens et
construire des réseaux
créateurs
de valeur ajoutée"
-Laura Montanaro,
Torino-
-Georges Blanc,
Paris-

"Networking
to improve relationships
between Universities
as well as with other
public and private stakeholders"

"Su capacidad de
adaptación
y flexibilidad en entender
la problemática de las
universidades para generar
productos y servicios"


-Gonzalo Rodríguez,
Sonora-

"Creatividad para
brindar un servicio
muy actualizado
e inteligente"
-Francisco Gatto,
Ushuaia-

"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"
-Ilse Wisotzki,
Lima-

"La experiencia y profesionalidad del secretariado de la red"
-Senén Barro-
Stgo. de Compostela

"Its capacity to anticipate and analize relevant issues for universities in the near future"
-Marí Parellada,
Barcelona-

"Its high level trainning programs in strategic areas and the support to establish relations with international partners "
-Jannette Velez-
Bogotá
connections are a very important asset.
"Su entusiasmo para hacer trabajar juntas a personas e instituciones de distintos países y culturas, ... y con éxito."


-Alfons Stinus,
Barcelona-
Forthcoming: ERASMUS +, HORIZON 2020...
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