Universidade de Lisboa (Instituto Superior Técnico - UL/IST) is the largest and most reputed school of engineering, science and technology in Portugal. About 1.000 students choose Técnico annually to consolidate a period of studies or a degree in Portugal, demonstrating the institution vitality. A multidisciplinary environment, open to internationalization and strongly oriented towards a global culture offers the students, Portuguese or foreign, the ability to maximize their capabilities, explore Técnico Lisboa's prestige and educational requirements and consolidate their knowledge in a motivating academic and social environment.

Técnico Lisboa's internationalization takes place under sustainable and high-quality pillars, with clear security to establish the most different projects and flows of international mobility in its field. The international growth and the world projection of IST results in various international partnerships that result on the possibility of different international mobilities such as master's or a double degree doctoral programme, internships, professional or intensive courses.

Furthermore, Técnico Lisboa also plays a particularly active role in the organization of events and initiatives that highlight the internationalization of the institution, such as the International Days, the International Staff Week, and the Mobility Open Day, which are activities where the whole IST community is invited to know at first hand the international opportunities and the partners that participate directly in this process. Furthermore, its use of social networks is also a prominent element, getting closer to the student community and adapting its content to their needs. That is why, within the scope of the implementation of this project, IST becomes a fundamental partner for its proper implementation.

AGH University of Krakow is a leading technical university that plays an active role in building a society based on knowledge, using technologies for economic growth and developing in the deep-tech field. The university was established in 1913, and opened in 1919. AGH University of Krakow is a modern state university which develops collaboration with colleges and universities in Poland, Europe, and all over the world. The university’s priority is the accomplishment of tasks and projects that are part of the knowledge triangle: education – scientific research – innovations. AGH University is a technical university where exact sciences are strongly represented, and where they constitute basis for the development of a wide spectrum of applied sciences at a gradually increasing role of social sciences and humanities. A wide scope of research conducted at the university is a result of the contemporary structure which has been shaped over the last 100 years; the development of the university units was connected with the dynamic development of the country’s economy. Invariably, AGH University’s ambition has been getting ahead of the present time, a result of which are many innovative solutions in different areas. Research activity of the AGH University of Krakow comprises eight subject areas: Information Technologies, New Materials and Technologies, Environment and Climatic Changes, Energy and its Resources, Mining, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Exact and Natural Sciences, Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities.

AGH University of Krakow innovative potential is expressed in its intellectual property, embracing patents, trademarks, utility models and research projects. A special unit, Centre for Technology Transfer, was established to create mechanisms facilitating and intensifying the transfer of innovative technologies and knowledge from the university to entrepreneurs, industries and other external institutions as well as to support creation of technological start-ups and spin-offs and the development of businesses based on knowledge and modern technologies.

Established in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, in 1956, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH) is one of the most prominent research universities in Lithuania with a focus on technologies and engineering and a strong emphasis on university-business cooperation. VILNIUS TECH is also one of the leading universities in Lithuania in the area of internationalization (i.e., number of international students, number of academic mobility, international projects).

University in figures:

  • 8.400 students (15% international – degree-seeking or exchange);
  • 10 faculties: Antanas Gustaitis’ Aviation Institute, Architecture, Business Management, Civil Engineering, Creative Industries, Electronics, Environmental Engineering, Fundamental Sciences, Mechanics, Transport Engineering;
  • 3 research centres, 13 research institutes, 22 research laboratories;
  • 104 study programmes (BSc and MSc);
  • 41% of all study programmes are taught in English;
  • Study programmes in the field of engineering sciences make up 64% of all study programmes;
  • 934 academic staff members (75% with PhD degree);
  • PhD studies in 12 fields of science;
  • Over 470 higher education and research partner institutions in 62 countries;
  • Around 500 business partners.
  • Over 50 international projects implemented each year.
  • University publishes 15 research journals (10 listed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science).

VILNIUS TECH received top rankings by 4 subjects in QS WUR 2021:

  • #151-200 in Engineering – Civil & Structural
  • #151-200 in Architecture / Built Environment
  • #201-250 in Business & Management Studies
  • #201-250 in Economics & Econometrics

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana is a private higher education institution, founded in 1623. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Colombia, with its main campus in Bogotá and a branch campus in Cali. It is one of the 31 universities entrusted to the Society of Jesus in Latin America and one of the 180 existing Jesuit higher education institutions worldwide. Pontificia Universidad Javeriana has 18 schools, 63 departments and offers 48 undergraduate programs, 63 graduate diplomas, 40 clinical and surgical specializations, 77 master programs, 13 PhD programs, 517 continuing education programs and has 108 research groups.

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana provides excellent teaching, research and service as an integrated university in a country of regions, with a global and interdisciplinary perspective, and aims to provide a holistic education for people to excel in their human, ethical, academic, professional qualities, and for their social responsibility. The University also promotes the creation and development of knowledge and culture from a critical as well as an innovative perspective, for the achievement of a society that is fair, sustainable, inclusive, democratic, compassionate and respectful of human dignity.

The University has 23.260 graduate and undergraduate students (18.526 undergraduate students and 4.734 graduate students). Its teaching staff is composed of 3,502 professors and it has 1,568 administrative employees.

Universidad de los Andes (Uniandes) is one of the top Colombian universities. Founded in 1948, it is a private university in Bogota, independent from political or religious movements or parties. It is an autonomous, independent, and innovative institution that fosters pluralism, tolerance, and respect for ideas. Uniandes aims for academic excellence while providing rigorous critical and ethical character development, to enhance in all students an awareness of their social and citizenship responsibilities, as well as a firm commitment to the society. The university’s student body is approximately 18,000 students. Uniandes’ educational processes support the integral character development of its students in an interdisciplinary and flexible academic environment.

A highly skilled, knowledgeable, and prestigious faculty facilitates the development of an outstanding academic and professional life project that supports research, contributes to the development of the country, and transcends its geographical boundaries. As a comprehensive research university, Uniandes offers around 150 academic programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, in the following schools: Engineering; Sciences; Social Sciences; Arts and Humanities; Management; Economics; Law; Government; Education; Architecture and Design; Medicine; Center for Interdisciplinary Development Studies (CIDER). As a research-oriented university, 76% of its tenured faculty members hold a PhD degree, which is way above the national average in Colombia. It has a high research output, according to QS.

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP): Academic rigour, the plurality of scientific and humanistic perspectives, Catholic ethical values and principles, a culture of discrepancy and tolerance, and a commitment to the development of Peru and its people define the character of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP).

Our model seeks to serve the country and the world through the comprehensive education of our students, the development of knowledge and our commitment to society. Founded in 1917, the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú is the oldest-established private, non-profit, higher educational institution in Peru.

With a strong research orientation, consistently striving to enhance its standing as a world-class institution, PUCP has been recognized in several international rankings as one of the top universities in Latin America, and the best in several fields of study in Peru.

A top priority for the university is to undertake necessary efforts to become a renowned and prestigious institution worldwide. As such, PUCP has around 400+ agreements with over 280 international universities, which allows members of our community to emerge in teaching, learning and research activities with peers from around the world that share a common interest for the development of science, technology, social sciences and liberal arts in different areas.

Universidad Católica San Pablo (UCSP) is a private, non-profit Peruvian institution of higher education, focused on humanistic and professional training. It has only one branch in Arequipa, with a main office in the traditional neighborhood of San Lázaro, located in the historic center of the city. It also has three locations in the historic center of Arequipa.

UCSP welcomes, promotes and executes various initiatives, its own and those of third parties, to achieve an authentic integral development of solidarity in the region and the country, with special emphasis on those that promote reconciliation and integration of civil, university, business and labor authorities to articulate a common effort.

The International Relations and Cooperation Department (DRIC) of UCSP is in charge of establishing the guidelines and the internationalization strategy of our institution, whose work is directly related to the identity of the UCSP as a Catholic university and, therefore, open to the world. From its specific mission of evangelizing culture, it is natural for UCSP to be open to every culture and country. This openness is evidenced in two directions: first, in welcoming those who come from other countries and in the presence of the members of our community and their contributions in the world. Sharing with foreigners greatly enriches our own experience, not only because we learn from other cultures and perspectives, but also because the universality of the search for Truth that animates the academic community of UCSP is confirmed. To achieve this bidirectional contact with the world, DRIC is in constant contact with institutions of higher education (IES) around the world, international organizations, cooperation agencies, embassies, etc. This contribution is closely related to each of the Professional Schools and the various Centers and Departments of UCSP to contribute to the projection of our academic community in social, cultural and research areas, in accordance with the identity of the university.

The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte stems from the Universidade of Rio Grande do Norte, created on June 25th, 1958, through a state law and was federalized on December 18th, 1960. It was installed on March 21st, 1959, and constituted from faculties and higher education schools already existent in Natal, such as the Faculty of Pharmacy and Dentistry, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Medicine, and the School of Engineering, among others. Currently, UFRN is present in 2 campi in Natal - Central Campus and Health Campus - and in 5 campi in the countryside; Caicó Campus - CERES; Currais Novos Campus - CERES; Campus of the Brain - Neurosciences Institute; Macaíba Campus - Jundiaí Agricultural School and Santa Cruz Campus - Faculty of Health Sciences of Trairi, in 62 municipalities with community service actions and in 20 on-ground poles for distance learning support, 13 of these located in Rio Grande do Norte and 7 in other Federal States: Paraíba, Pernambuco, and Alagoas. A recent Restructuring and Expansion Plan of UFRN – REUNI approved for the period 2008-2012 by the Ministry of Education, entails the creation of new undergraduate and postgraduate programs and the expansion of the number of students to 45,000. It establishes the expansion of the student assistance policies, student and faculty mobility, curricular innovations and social inclusion, and the hiring of new academic and technical-administrative staff.

In the past few years, UFRN has been developing structuring actions to advance in the search for quality and internationalization, with the development of science, technological innovation, social inclusion, and strengthening the interaction with society and governments. These initiatives create academically structuring scenarios, involve interaction among the major branches of knowledge, and open up possibilities for future action. Several programs and partnerships were created, such as Edmond and Lily Safra International Neurosciences Institute of Natal, UFRN’s International Institute of Physics, National Science and Technology Institutes (CNPq/INCTs), Center of Petroleum and Renewable Energies, Institute of Tropical Medicine of Rio Grande do Norte – IMTRN, Digital Metropolis, and Institute of Contemporary Languages, Literatures and Cultures – ÁGORA.

University of Fortaleza – Unifor is located in the 4th largest Brazilian capital, the University of Fortaleza - Unifor, a higher education institution maintained by the Edson Queiroz Foundation, is recognized at a regional, national and international level. Created in 1973, the University of Fortaleza values excellence in its mission to contribute to socioeconomic, scientific and cultural development, through professional training, research and university extension.

Spread out over an extensive campus of 720.00m2, the University has many auditoriums, a library, a theater, audio-visual rooms, laboratories, Sports Park, Healthcare Center, Cultural Space, Student Convenience Center, Legal Practice Office, Research Centers, TEC Hub, and different university extension projects, Unifor is recognized as the best private university in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil by different international rankings such as THE and QS World University Rankings.

The International Affairs Office of the University of Fortaleza has in its main activities to develop and coordinate international academic exchange policies, as well as to promote scientific, technical and cultural cooperation with foreign institutions. The office is also responsible for the Academic Exchange Program and for the enrollment, selection and reception of international students at Unifor. Currently, the University of Fortaleza maintains bilateral academic cooperation agreements with more than 140 higher education institutions in 27 countries, in 04 continents of the globe. In addition, Unifor is part of two international cooperation networks, CREPUQ - Conference of Rectors and Directors of the Universities of Quebec, which has 11 institutions, and the Global Consortium of Universities - GU8, which has 06 institutions. Such partnerships allow for multiple cultural and ethnic exchanges, thus favoring sociability founded on plurality.