The Colombian Network for the Superior Education Internationalization RCI (for its initials in Spanish) is an institutional alliance which promotes internationalization processes for its member institutions and favors the cooperation among them, and from them with the rest of the world.

The Network is formed by the Superior Education Institutions affiliated and non-affiliated with the Colombian Association of Universities ASCUN (for its initials in Spanish) and by other organizations which consider internationalization as a key element for their task and have the needed mechanisms to manage it.

Mision

RCI is a solidary, inclusive and diverse network, which promotes and facilitates cooperation sceneries, actions and projects, which contribute to strengthen the superior education internationalization in Colombia, to improve their quality and to deepen their national and international relationship.

Vision

In 2021 the RCI will be a national and regional referent, due to its innovation, inclusion and capability of generating network products, which contribute to the Superior Education Internationalization of Colombia.

Values

  • Leadership: The RCI is an active Network which develops appropriate and impressive initiatives for the benefit of its member institutions and of the superior education system of Colombia.
  • Solidarity: The RCI promotes the relationship among paired institutions and the knowledge, resources and practices interchange among diverse institutions.
  • Inclusion: The RCI embraces without distinction the Superior Educations Institutions which consider the internationalization as a key element for their task and have a scheme to manage it.
  • Diversity: The RCI promotes dialogue and collaborative working among diverse actors.
  • Participation: The RCI encourages the individual and group contribution from its member to strengthen the Network and to develop properly the projects which it promotes.

Purposes

  1. To promote the Superior Education Internationalization culture in all its forms and its transverse character in the missional functions of the Superior Education Institutions.
  2. To consolidate cooperation alliances between the Superior Education Institutions and RCI, and between they and the strategic actors to develop projects which contribute to the Network’s mission and benefit the member Superior Education Institutions.
  3. To strengthen the articulations of the Colombia’s regions from national projects, which integrate and generate value for the participating Superior Education Institutions.
  4. To develop learning communities on Superior Education Internationalization.
  5. To support the public policy formulation and implementation of the Superior Education Internationalization.

RCI work is divided into five strategic areas:

Superior Education Internationalization observatory ObIES (for its initials in Spanish)

  • Knowledge and tendencies analysis of the Superior Education Institutions internationalization
  • Knowledge transference

Events and Training

Projects, activities and permanent training programs on internationalization topics:

  • In-person
  • Virtual

Mobility scheme

To promote the academic mobility by creating subnetworks of related Superior Education Institutions: local, nodal and national.

RCI management

  • RCI strengthening
  • To facilitate the RCI presence in several spaces
  • Financing for projects, programs and activities development of the action plan

Communications

  • Information and communication spaces between Superior Education Institutions/RCI and external entities
  • Achievements diffusion and Network developments
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Higher Education Institutions
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National nodal distribution