The Project


The aim of the project is to support the internationalisation process of Cuban and Panamanian universities by:

Integrating the international dimension into the teaching, research, management and services of Cuban and Panamanian universities.

Building capacities in the six Cuban and two Panamanian institutions in order to facilitate their internationalisation.

Developing links between the European Union, Cuba and Panama.

Strengthening the capacity of networks of Cuban and Panamanian higher education institutions.

Providing easier access to European higher education institutions for Cuba and Panama (visibility, informational sessions at conferences, etc.).


FORINT develops the internationalisation capabilities of Cuban and Panamanian universities and provides guidance in the definition of strategies.


Mentoring and training are provided to improve management skills. In addition, international points of contact are established, and inclusion in networks with significant EU members fosters closer cooperation with European counterparts.

The project encourages specific cooperation. Shared results and best practices encourage replication in other institutions in the region.

The main activities of the FORINT project will be workshops developed by European universities that will be attended by representatives of Cuban and Panamanian universities.

This project aims to achieve the following results:

Support internationalisation of Cuban and Panamanian universities

Increase the international dimension in the teaching, research, management and services of Cuban and Panamanian universities

Facilitate operational cooperation between the Cuban and Panamanian universities and their European counterparts

Provide easier access to Cuba and Panama for the European Higher Education Institutions



Results of the project FORINT

More than 150

direct beneficiaries
who attended project’s related events


8 self-assessment reports

prepared on the current status of internationalization
in each participating HEI

9 awareness-building events

organised in Latin American partner institutions
to promote the project and disseminate its results


7 workshops and seminars

on internationalisation topics organised
in Europe and Latin America


6 International conferences

attended with dedicated sessions on the project


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Project leader:
EFMD – The Management Development Network
Dr. Christophe Terrasse
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Maillard
Ms. Athanasia Panoutsou