Matrix of Higher Education

The EU-LAC Foundation has coordinated a process of collective construction the Matrix of Objectives and Strategic Lines for the Construction of the EU-LAC Common Area of Higher Education. Read more The Matrix constitutes a source of reference to visualise the diversity of cooperation initiatives aimed at turning the bi-regional Common Area of Higher Education into a reality; the areas of cooperation are very diverse and include, among others, accreditation and quality assessment systems; mutual recognition of degrees; mobility programmes; innovation and internationalisation in learning and teaching; open science; capacity building programmes; and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in universities. The information displayed in the Matrix is submitted and regularly updated by university associations and academic organisations of regional and bi-regional nature which have actively participated in the construction process of this database. The Matrix is intended to serve as a source of information for the academic and scientific communities in both regions; persons working in the management and administration of universities; (prospective) managers of research grants and projects, academic programmes and capacity building courses and vocational trainings; governmental scientific authorities and political decision makers.
+ The EU and LAC Higher Education systems dialogue and connect more and better (I. Themes)
+1.1.Mutual knowledge and trust between the respective systems is improved
+A.To increase knowledge about existing systems and actors
+B.To articulate existing information on the systems
+B.1.Creating an online platform to provide updated information
+1.2.The linkage between accreditation and quality assessment systems in both regions gains strength
+C.To construct common bi- regional criteria for the evaluation of postgraduate programmes
+C.1.Implementing projects between HEIs, quality assessment agencies or actors to strengthen recognition between systems and strengthen quality management in HE
+1.3.Mutual recognition of degrees and programs is increased and promoted
+A.To encourage the adoption of agreements for the recognition of degrees and their implementation, based on mutual trust and common accreditation systems
+A.2.Designing and executing projects among countries, HEIs and key actors to implement existing recognition agreements, sharing successful and illustrative examples of obstacles and how to address them
+1.4.Mobility of students, teachers, researchers and administration/ management staff is facilitated
+A.To deepen cooperation to facilitate Euro-Latin American and Caribbean exchanges
+A.1.Programmes that facilitate the mobility of undergraduate and graduate students with special attention to the active development of their intercultural competence, ensuring the recognition of the period of study in their countries of origin
+ EU and LAC Higher Education systems dialogue and connect more and better (ll. Actors)
+2.1.There are areas, bodies and structures for bi-regional dialogue and consultation
+A.To promote the creation of a permanent platform for bi- regional political dialogue for Higher Education
+A.1.Creating a permanent EU LAC political forum that brings together the structures with competence in higher education in the countries
+2.3.Capacities of actors for bi-regional cooperation in higher education are strengthened
+B.To strengthen capacities for the sustainable management of regional and bi-regional bodies and networks
+B.1.Carrying out joint projects between actors to train and transfer experience
+C.To create capacities to build and manage a bi-regional Common Space for Higher Education
+C.1.Carrying out staff exchanges, virtual or on-site, to share experiences
+ Higher Education organisations and institutions in the EU and LAC cooperate to innovate and internationalise learning and teaching
+3.1.HE organisations and institutions in both regions share experiences and good practices linked to innovation and internationali- sation of learning and teaching
+B.To implement bi-regional projects to 1) innovate teaching, 2) develop assessment and examination techniques 3) train teachers
+C.To create new networks (or extend existing networks) to share practices, tools, etc. in learning innovation
+C.1.Strengthening existing networks to share practices and disseminate their results
+3.2.HE organisations and institutions in the EU and LAC collaborate in teaching and learning through ICT and new technologies
+C.To generate capacities in the HEI ́s to create virtual tools for teaching and to apply them
+C.1.Implementing bi-regional projects between HEIs to create virtual tools for teaching and build capacities in HEIs to apply them
+3.3.HE institutions in the EU and LAC have joint programmes and degrees, based on innovation in the internationalisation of the curriculum and addressing subjects of high common interest
+A.To create-design bi-regional joint programmes between HEIs
+A.2.Mapping regulations for joint degrees - double degrees between all LAC countries and the EU
+ The EU and LAC Higher Education systems interact more and better with the wider Research and Innovation systems and the bi-regional agenda in this field
+4.1.Spaces for interaction between higher education and science, technology and innovation policies at the bi-regional level exist
+A.To promote the bi-directional participation of the actors of HE and science, technology and innovation in the public policy spaces (dialogue, consultation and cooperation)
+A.1.Horizontalising the focus of science, technology and innovation in the agenda of the Summits and other bi-regional events
+B.To integrate areas of Higher Education with the broader ecosystems of science, technology and innovation through common bi-regional agendas
+B.1.Incrementing the participation of the scientific and academic communities, as well as other key actors in the bi-regional events
+4.2.Coordination and networking at bi- regional level in the creation of innovation and training capacities for research exists
+A.To facilitate and promote the strengthening of innovation, development and joint research projects between the two regions.
+A.1.Agreeing on graduate profiles for the training of researchers and innovators at the bi-regional level
+C.To incentivise and facilitate exchange between areas with research purposes
+C.1.Financing the formation of research centres and young innovators
+4.4.Open science has been promoted as a means to reduce asymmetries in the scientific production cycle and the link with social actors
+A.To promote actions for the discussion of a bi-regional model of open science based on existing experiences in both regions
+A.1.Incorporating the topic of open science into the agenda of bi- regional forums
+B.To identify existing good practices in this field and promote their generalisation
+B.1.Mapping good practices in open science
+C.To encourage the equitable participation of relatively less developed systems in the open scientific process in both regions
+C.1.Analysing the challenges of the countries with relatively less developed systems of knowledge generation and transferring in both regions
+ Organisations and institutions of Higher Education in the EU and LAC endorse the SDGs and contribute to a bi-regional agenda in this field
+5.1.The incorporation of SGDs by universities of the EU and LAC and their strategic commitment to the Agenda 2030 is promoted
+A.To promote sustainable development at national and regional level for both regions, through knowledge-producing ecosystems that stimulate training and research
+A.1.Developing joint programmes on the promotion of sustainable development in relevant thematic areas
+ The organisations and institutions of Higher Education of the EU and LAC participate more and better to have greater impact in the definition, implementation and evaluation of public policies on issues of the bi-regional agenda
+6.1.Organisations and institutions form human capital with adequate capacities and skills for the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies on issues on the bi-regional agenda
+A.To generate guidelines for the training of public officials able to formulate, implement and evaluate public policies on issues on the bi-regional agenda
+A.1.Generating training programs for public officials who design, implement and evaluate public policies