About the Project

FORINT: Fortalecimiento de la
internacionalización entre las universidades
europeas y latinoamericanas

One of the outcomes of the FORGEC project and of the close cooperation between EFMD, Cuban universities and the Cuban Ministry of Higher Education for the FORGEC project, has been the development of an initiative for strengthening the collaboration between Cuban Universities and their European counterparts.

This proposal, submitted under the Erasmus + call 2016 has been favourably evaluated and the EU selected it for funding.

EFMD formed a consortium of seven Cuban institutions (six universities and the Ministry of Higher Education), two Panamanian universities and five European business schools and Higher Education Institutions to develop strategies for developing international programmes, research and for preparing the institutions for effective academic cooperation between Europe and Latin America.

During its three-year duration, the project FORINT aims at:

  1. Integrating the international dimension in the teaching, research, management and services of Cuban and Panamanian universities;
  2. Creating the capacity in the 6 Cuban and the 2 Panamanian institutions to facilitate their internationalisation;
  3. Developing operational links among the higher education institutions in European Union, Cuba and Panama;
  4. Strengthening the capacities to network effectively between Cuban / Panamanian HEIs;
  5. Providing easier access for the European HEIs to Cuba and Panama (visibility, information sessions in conferences, etc.).

Since October 2016, the project has achieved the following results:

  • More than 150 Latin American university senior managers took part in one of the seven capacity-building seminars organized in Europe and Latin America on HEI management, International Cooperation & Regionalisation or International Accreditation;
  • 9 awareness-building events in each partner institution to promote the project’s results and facilitate the adoption of the internationalization methodology developed through the project;
  • 8 self-assessment reports on the current status of internationalization, opportunities for development and challenges in each participating HEI;
  • 6 international conferences with dedicated session on the project attended by the project partners in Latin America and Europe.

For more information, please consult the FORINT project’s website or contact the EFMD team.

Download the The FORINT Leaflet (PDF)

EFMD announces two call for tenders (see "invitation to tender") to award two contracts for supply of equipment for Cuban universities and supply of equipment for Panamanian universities. Deadline for submission for both tenders is 15/06/2018 17:00h CEST

Presentation of the project FORINT (in Italian):