International networks

The UOC promotes the exchange and application of knowledge and new technologies favoring the improvement of teaching and research in relation to international networks in the field of virtual learning.


ACA (Academic Cooperation Association)

The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is a federation of European and international organisations which all fund and encourage the internationalisation of their higher education systems. Acting as an advocate of internationalisation worldwide, the ACA offers these actors a European multilateral platform for cooperation, the development of long-lasting partnerships and innovation in higher education.

AUIP (Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Posgrado)

The Asociación Universitaria Iberoamericana de Postgrado (AUIP) is an international non-governmental agency, recognised by UNESCO, devoted to fostering postgraduate and doctoral studies in Latin America. It currently comprises nearly 170 higher education institutions in Spain, Portugal, Latin America and the Caribbean. The AUIP provides information and outreach services on the postgraduate courses it offers, collaborates in internal and external assessment, accreditation and curricular processes of its range of courses, aids mobility and exchange of lecturers and students, incentivises academic and research work through networks of centres of excellence in various fields of knowledge, and organises academic and scientific events related to advanced training. It organises international touring exhibitions on subjects of interest to lecturers and directors of postgraduate and doctoral programmes.

CINDA (Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo)

The Centro Interuniversitario de Desarrollo (CINDA) is an international non-profit organisation comprised of leading universities in Latin America and Europe. CINDA explores central issues relating to university policy and administration with a view to placing the knowledge it has gained at the service of public policies and the corresponding institutions.


EADTU (European Association of Distance Teaching Universities)

EADTU is Europe’s institutional network for open and flexible higher education. At present its membership comprises open and distance teaching universities and national consortia that connect conventional universities and associate members from non-European countries. Its membership covers over 200 universities and around 3 million students across Europe.
EADTU supports the European development of its members and of the consortia on an internal level and is committed to strengthening the role of its members, both individually and collectively.

European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Founded in 1989, the EAIE is the acknowledged European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalization of higher education. It is a non-profit, member-led organization serving individuals actively involved in the internationalization of their institutions through a combination of training, conferences and knowledge acquisition and sharing. It equips academic and non-academic professionals with best practices and workable solutions to internationalization challenges and provides a platform for strategic exchange.

EDEN (European Distance and e-Learning Network)

The European Distance and E-Learning Network exists to share knowledge and improve understanding amongst professionals in distance and e-learning and to promote policy and practice across the whole of Europe and beyond.
With more than 200 institutional members and over 1200 members in the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP), EDEN assists a wide range of institutions, networks and individuals to become involved in professional information and networking activities. It does so through the organisation of European conferences, its publications and information services, and by taking an active role in a wide range of important EU projects.


EDUCAUSE engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other non-profit organisations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.
Through various programmes and activities, EDUCAUSE and its members contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current environment, document effective practices, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies may influence the evolution of IT in higher education.


ENOHE (European Network for Ombudsmen in Higher Education)

ENOHE is an informal network for academic ombudsmen from Europe and other parts of the world. Its main purposes are to learn from each other, to help to implement good governance at higher education institutions and to create a more solid base for the ombudsman function in higher education.
The network consists of ombudsmen at higher education institutions and individuals affiliated with institutes of higher learning who are interested in ombudsman practices.

EUA (European University Association)

The European University Association (EUA) represents and supports higher education institutions in 47 countries, providing them with a forum to cooperate and keep abreast of the latest trends in higher education and research policies. Members of the Association are European universities involved in teaching and research, national associations of rectors and other organisations active in higher education and research.

EUCEN (European Association for University Lifelong Learning)

EUCEN aims to contribute to the economic and cultural life of Europe through the promotion and advancement of lifelong learning within higher education institutions in Europe and elsewhere.