Founding Associations







Présent aux quatre coins du monde, Altissia International est le spécialiste dans la création, la mise en œuvre et la réussite de projets linguistiques personnalisés et contextualisés pour le monde éducatif, professionnel et institutionnel.
Née sur le campus universitaire de Louvain-la-Neuve, en Belgique, notre méthode d’apprentissage se veut académique, efficace et ludique. Notre approche pédagogique est complète : le test de niveau pour évaluer vos étudiants, le
parcours personnalisé et l’évaluation continue pour les suivre pas à pas.
Nos équipes sont à vos côtés depuis la conception du projet jusqu’au suivi opérationnel. Un dispositif complet intégrant un plan de communication est mis en place pour stimuler et motiver les étudiants durant leur apprentissage. La formation de vos équipes et des rapports détaillés permettent de suivre l’évolution des étudiants. Notre objectif est de faire de chaque projet une expérience humaine réussie.


Université du Québec: A globally oriented network

Founded in 1968 by the Government of Québec, Université du Québec is a network of ten universities whose mission is to provide access to undergraduate, and graduate studies and further the scientific development of Québec and of the province’s regions through research.

Through teaching and research, these institutions promote Québec expertise around the world. Their research professors maintain scientific collaborations with nearly a hundred countries.

The Université du Québec network: Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), and Télé-université (TÉLUQ).


ILUMNO is a company who is at the forefront of the higher education sector. It works with academic institutions that are seeking to expand and modernize, in a sustainable way. Its proprietary technology, known as the ILUMNO Cube, integrates best practices, processes, and state of the art technologies in a turn-key, fully integrated, and always evolving platform that promotes growth, academic quality, resource optimization, and the internationalization of higher education institutions that form part of the ILUMNO network.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, ILUMNO is present in eight countries of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Paraguay) and impacts more than 250,000 students and 10,000+ academic and administrative professionals, in 60 university campuses and more than 600 Student Services Centers.


Fonds de recherche du Québec

Reporting to the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, the Fonds de recherche du Québec strives to ensure the strategic and coherent development as well as the financial support of Québec research, establish the necessary partnerships to carry out their mission, and promote and support knowledge mobilization.



The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a UK-based non-profit organisation working to raise the profile and impact of teaching in higher education worldwide.

We work with governments, ministries, universities and individual academics. We provide value by focusing on teaching quality as part of the wider student learning experience.

The HEA reveals what works best to make teaching more effective, offering strategic advice, accreditation of staff development programmes, and courses and events to suit every point on the career spectrum.

The HEA manages and operates the Professional Standards Framework (PSF) for teaching and supporting learning. The PSF is an internationally recognised benchmark through which we confer HEA Fellowship and accredit institutions’ initial and professional development courses. We run the annual Global Teaching Excellence Award which recognises excellence at institutional level.

More than 92,000 individuals in 80 countries enjoy the title of HEA Fellow, forming a global community of best practice committed to excellent teaching.


QS Intelligence Unit

QS-IU is the industry’s most trusted source of global intelligence in higher education. Our mission is to enable HEI to become distinctive in an ever-competitive and fast-changing market, by maximizing existing strengths, while developing transformational, sustainable and enduring strategies to facilitate your growth and enhance their performance.

With our services ranging from Intelligence Solutions, Performance Analytics and Consulting Services, universities gain comprehensive analysis on the perception that global academics, employers, and students have, while getting expert guidance on how to promote their brand on an international scale.

At QS-IU we understand what drives the successes and growth of institutions, and the challenges they face. Founded in 2008 as an autonomous department of QS, the role of QSIU has evolved into one of an intelligence unit whose expertise both institutions and policy makers have drawn upon to develop, refine and introduce instruments and practices in line with national and global demands.

Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil

The Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil (UCSG) trains socially responsible professionals. Its aims are attained through processes that are embedded within sustainability and understanding of community interests and enhancement. Our praxis is shaped by scientific, technological, humanistic and ancestral studies, and artistic and cultural manifestations. In our academic trajectory of 55 years 33.342 students have graduated in our University. Our University is accredited by CEAACES (National Council of Quality Assessment, Accreditation and Assurance) and is made up by nine Faculties and 36 Schools. It counts on highly qualified professional teaching staff for undergraduate and graduate studies. In each faculty there are research institutes equipped with the technology to work in joint projects with international institutions. UCSG has a wide range of bilateral agreements with international universities allowing student mobility and assistance. Foreign students have the opportunity to experience cultural enhancement with Ecuadorian families where they can enjoy a comfortable and safe environment.


WES validates international academic credentials and provides Canadian academic equivalents. WES’s International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) delivers evaluation reports and verified transcripts in one package. With WES ICAP service, you may consider accepting the verified transcripts from WES and not require your licensure candidates or students to arrange for their transcripts to be sent from the issuing institutions or proper authorities. All WES evaluation reports are based either on transcripts received directly from the institutions that issue them, or documents have been submitted by WES to the issuing institutions for verification. WES is widely used by occupational regulatory bodies, academic institutions and employers. WES is recognized by the Government of Ontario and is a designated provider of educational credential assessments (ECA) for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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Canada welcomes students, researchers and partnerships from around the globe. Known worldwide for our outstanding quality of life, safe and vibrant multicultural cities, beautiful spaces and first-class health care, Canada is also internationally recognized for excellence in education. If you’ve got ideas to change the world, we’ve got the programs to help you bring them to life! Canadian institutions are innovation leaders in numerous fields, including health, nanotechnology, biotechnology, high-performance computing, environmental technologies, nutraceuticals and renewable fuels. Visit to search for programs, schools, scholarships, and opportunities.

Canadian educators can leverage the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Our global network of Trade Commissioners offer confidential, free-of-charge services, including: market reports, key contacts and education promotion events. Visit

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TEC de Costa Rica

Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (Costa Rica Institute of Technology) Known as TEC, is a public university devoted to higher education, dedicated to teaching, research and extension activities of technology and related sciences for development. It is devoted to contribute to the integral development of the country through human resources, research and extension, maintaining the scientific, technological and technical leadership, the academic excellence and strict adherence to ethical, humanistic and environmental regulations from a state university perspective of quality and competitiveness at local and international level.

Academic Offer:

  • Undergraduate programs: 23
  • Master programs: 15
  • Doctoral programs: 3


  • Central Campus Cartago: 20 Undergraduate programs, 11 Master program, 1 PhD program
  • Campus San Carlos: 6 Undergraduate programs, 4 Master program, 1 PhD program
  • Academic Center San José: 3 Undergraduate programs, 4 Master program
  • Academic Center Alajuela: 1 Undergraduate programs, 3 Master program
  • Academic Center Limón: 3 Undergraduate programs

Smith School of Business at Queen’s University has earned international recognition for its innovative approaches to business education and has been a pioneer in the areas of team-based and experiential learning. With a faculty team renowned for its business experience and academic credentials, the School is home to Canada’s most prestigious undergraduate business program, highly acclaimed MBA programs and several other outstanding graduate programs. Our full time MBA program has consistently been ranked #1 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek in the area of teams. As well, Queen’s MBA is currently ranking #1 in Financial Times for ‘Salary Increase’, and ‘Value for Money’ in Canada.


Queen’s University, home of Smith, has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1841. Located in Kingston, Ontario — one of Canada’s most vibrant small cities — Queen’s is consistently ranked among Canada’s very best universities.

Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), in its Mexico-City campus, is acknowledged as one of Mexico’s top private educational institutions, widely known both in Mexico and abroad for the high quality of its study programs.

IBERO’s underlying aim is to safeguard, disseminate and improve higher education by training the professionals, teachers, researchers and technicians our society needs. At present it offers:

  • 34 bachelor’s-degree and 39 graduate-degree programs (27 master degrees, 10 doctorates and 2 specializations), most of which are certified either in Mexico or abroad, including several granted by Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT);
  • Over 200 diplomas and other courses that provide training to companies, government institutions and individuals.

Underpinned by the Jesuit educational tradition, which has flourished worldwide for close to five centuries, our institution blends science and humanism in all its academic endeavors.

Universidad Anahuac Mexico is an academic community striving to bring a comprehensive scope of the human being among all its members, therefore our Strategic Plan toward 2020 works as a response to the needs of the society in seven different action line: Integral Formation for everyone, integration of the Anahuac community, consolidation of our leadership in Greater Mexico City, deepening and improvement of the Anahuac Educational Model, strategic partnerships with productive and social sectors, social impact research, and consolidation of the internationalization project. The strategic partnerships with the productive and social sectors placed us as one of the three according to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017-2018. As a proof of our academic quality, we are consolidated among the best three higher education institutions in Mexico, according to the QS World University Rankings 2018.

The University of Guadalajara is a public higher education institution based in the state of Jalisco. The University is recognized for the quality of its educational programs and its scientific activity. It is a University Network made up of 15 University Centers, six of them located in the metropolitan area of Guadalajara; the remaining nine are regional, located in the main cities of Jalisco state.

It has about 1,100 researchers recognized by the National System of Researchers, which places it in the fourth nationally. During the period of 2012 to 2016, the University obtained 15 patents, 2 utility models and 1 industrial design. For the fifth consecutive year The University of Guadalajara is the university with the greatest number of quality programs recognized by the National Council of Science and Technology, Of the 156 recognized programs: 36 are doctorates, 75 master’s degrees and 45 are specialty programs.

The University of Colima is located in Colima, Mexico and was founded in 1940. Studying at the University provides the opportunity for students to have a professional profile with international, intercultural, and global competencies.

It offers 66 undergraduate programs and 36 postgraduate programs, including:

  • 11 specialties with a duration of 2 semesters in the areas of Business Administration, Health and Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics.
  • 17 master’s degrees with a duration of 4 semesters in the areas of Business Administration, Health Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies, Agronomy and Veterinary Science, Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, and Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction.
  • 8 doctoral programs lasting 6 to 8 semesters in the areas of Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Law, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction, and Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics

U-Planner is an organization dedicated to providing solutions and support for educational improvement, with emphasis on achieving strategic goals of higher education institutions. Its intelligent solutions, based on mathematical algorithms and artificial intelligence, allow universities to improve key indicators such as student retention rates, terminal efficiency, learning outcomes, infrastructure costs and human resources.

A group of professionals skilled in technology, software development and complex problem solving using algorithms and mathematical models – engineers, mathematicians, programmers and designers – develop and implement the U-Planner solutions for our partners.

The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) is the oldest and largest university in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1578 as the Colegio del Espíritu Santo; it became a public college in 1825 and eventually grew into a public university in 1937. It has developed as an autonomous public university and the state university for Puebla.

It is considered a leader among Mexican Higher Education Institutions, with a solid international standing characterized by its commitment to the integral formation of critical, reflexive and ethical professionals and citizens.

From High School to Higher Education (both undergraduate and graduate programs), the University fosters high quality research for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, promoting social inclusion, equal opportunities and social outreach. It encompasses scientific disciplines, engineering and the humanities promoting both basic and applied research at the highest level, focused on social commitment and responsibility.


The National Interuniversity Board (Spanish acronym: CIN) was created on December 20, 1985. The Board is a non-state controlled entity under public law mainly supported by the contributions of its members. The CIN is in charge of proposing and coordinating policies for the development of Argentine Universities and of promoting activities for the higher education system. In addition, it is a compulsory consultation body in case of major decisions for the university system. There are eleven commissions dealing with different matters as instructed by the Executive Committee and nine interuniversity organizations. The General Director, the Executive Secretariat and the Financial Secretariat are the permanent bodies in charge of managing the activities carried out by CIN and the related budget.

One of Canada’s top research universities, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) is the core of a dynamic research hub centred in the growing city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Through a unique cluster of world-class research centres, including global institutes for food and water security, the Canadian Light Source synchrotron, the Crop Development Centre, and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac), the U of S is working to address critical challenges faced by people locally and around the world.


The U of S is known for six signature areas of research excellence—Aboriginal engagement and scholarship, agriculture and sustainable food production, energy and mineral resources, synchrotron sciences, one health, and water security. It is the only university in Canada awarded two grants from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). Through these investments totaling $115 million, the U of S conducts cutting-edge research into food security and leads the largest university-led water research program ever funded worldwide.

The university’s architecturally stunning, century-old campus is home to 17 colleges and graduate schools offering one of the widest arrays of academic and professional programs in the country. In an environment that inspires collaboration, innovation and discovery, more than 20,000 diverse and creative students from around the world are supported as they prepare to become engaged global citizens—ready to discover, preserve and apply knowledge in a changing world.


Research Strengths


The University of Saskatchewan inspires and supports discovery, creativity, and innovation across all disciplines, with a focus on multidisciplinary research areas including:


  •     Agriculture
  •     Water security
  •     Energy/mineral     resources
  •    Aboriginal     scholarship/engagement
  •    Synchrotron     sciences
  •    One Health – an     integrated approach to human/animal/ecosystem health

ACAFE SYSTEM: The strength of higher education in Santa Catarina State

The Association of Educational Foundations of Santa Catarina – ACAFE is a non-profit civil association, set up in 1974, with the aim of uniting and integrating educational foundations established through legislation by state and municipal public authorities. The purpose of this union is to promote the administrative, technical and scientific exchange among Higher Education Institutions in the search for solutions to common problems in the areas of teaching, research, extension and management, aiming the sustainable regional development of the state of Santa Catarina. Sixteen Citizenship Universities are part of it, representing more than 70% of the students enrolled in the higher education in our State.

Mission: To develop teaching, science, technology and innovation through the sharing of actions and competences to ensure the strengthening of higher education institutions associated for the benefit of higher education in Santa Catarina.


Aim: To be recognized nationally and internationally as an integrated and synergic system of higher education, able to produce results for the higher education institutions and for society in the production of knowledge, science, technology and innovation.