Colombia - Internalization for Peacebuilding

About the training:

The project is intended to contribute to a successful peacebuilding process by promoting the enhancement of quality in higher education in Colombia, through internationalization at home policies and strategies among higher education institutions in former conflict zones in Colombia. It focused on facilitating progressive thinking leading to educational breakthroughs at their own institutions. The training developed in the participants the necessary competencies and tools to promote and consolidate the internationalization at home process within their own contexts.

Expected learning outcomes:

By the end of the training course the participants are expected to be able to:

  • Recognize internationalization at home concepts, rationales, and to relate this knowledge to their own local and institutional contexts.
  • Identify strategies for the promotion and implementation of the internationalization of the curriculum and the development of 21st-century education skills.
  • Design capacity-building projects based on their own needs and contexts with international cooperation.
  • Identify and make communication recommendations related to the international positioning of their institutions, for cooperation purposes.

Target group:

The target group consisted of Academic Vice Presidents, Deans, Academic Program Directors, International Officers, Academic Quality Officers from non-accredited HEIs located in the following regions: Huila, Chocó, Cauca, Nariño, Casanare, Guajira, Sucre,  Bolivar and Risaralda.

Training dates:

  1. Workshop I:  12th March - 16th March 2018

  2. Workshop II: 13th August - 15th August 2018

Training committee

Carlos Coronado

Universidad del Magdalena, Colombia

Luisa Fernanda Echeverria King

Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (SENA), Colombia

Katherine Acuña Páez

Universidad del Norte, Colombia

María Carolina Serrano Ramirez

Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia


Jos Beelen

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Holland

Kelly Henao

Columbus Association, Switzerland

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