The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) is a government agency, the largest state institution dedicated to research in Spain and the third largest in Europe. Attached to the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, through the Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, its core objective is to carry out and promote research into scientific and technological progress, to which end it is open to working with Spanish and foreign institutions.
Its purpose is to promote, coordinate, carry out and disseminate multidisciplinary scientific and technological research, in order to contribute to advancing economic, social and cultural knowledge and development, and to train staff and advice public and private institutions in this regard.
Universia is the largest network of universities in Ibero-America. It comprises 1,407 universities in 23 countries, totalling 19.9 million students and teaching staff. It sets the standard internationally for inter-university relations and is sponsored by Santander.
Areas of activity:
Academic projects: Relating to knowledge dissemination and increasing ties between universities and business: academic publications, reports and studies, MOOCs, and open innovation, amongst other things.
University services promoting:
Jobs and vocational traineeships for university students and graduates.
Business training through ties with universities.
Online marketing activities aimed at young Ibero-Americans.
Area of activity: Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela.