In 2015, the Columbus Association launched the Columbus Hub Academy platform aiming at developing collaborative international online learning projects between Columbus member Universities and the European University Association that integrates more than 800 European universities.


By 2020, the Columbus Hub Academy has become a platform of high added value services for universities, their professors and students.














students from Europe and Latin America have benefited from international experiences led by their teachers in completely online environments.




 of the students had an international academic experience for the first time thanks to the Columbus Hub Academy.







Beyond the Classroom


The projects developed at the Columbus Hub Academy demonstrate impact at various levels:




projects involved, in addition to an international partner, actors from the regional environment: companies, NGOs, Schools, Cooperatives, Associations.



of the students confirm that they have put into practice three types of skills: intercultural communication, remote teamwork, project management.



of the projects have resulted in some other type of collaboration between peers: mobility, joint research, international seminars, publications.






Why Integrate the Columbus Hub Academy into your Institutional Strategy?


Universities that have integrated the Hub Academy into their strategies, achieve:




Promote pedagogical innovation: use of technology, application of active methodologies and development of skills.




Develop global skills in students promoting internacionalization at home.




Better interaction with actors from the socio-economic environment in academic programs.




New modalities of collaboration and international alliances.






What Teachers Say 




I am so pleased working together and taking advantage of the benefits of international collaboration through the Columbus Hub Academy. Internationalization at Home is so much faster and easier to work with using this platform. It serves to develop International projects with peers taking advantage of an extended network of partners and a very professional coaching and follow-up during all the stages of the project. A beautiful certificate at the end brings extra gratification. Thank you!

Valentina Chkoniya

Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)