Magalhães Network

The Magalhães Network was formed in 2005 in order to increase the academic exchange and collaboration between Europe and Latin American and the Caribbean.  Member universities are faculties and schools of technology, engineering and architecture.


The Magalhães Network offers added value to member universities, their students and staff:

  • Effective tools for student exchange
  • Systematic exchange of best practices for internationalization
  • A platform to build links that can be used to develop joint projects between member universities

SMILE: Student mobility between Latin America and Europe

SMILE gives students the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters without paying additional fees to the host university on the other continent. Every year more than 1000 students participate in exchanges between Magalhães partners. Equal numbers participate from each continent.

Current governance

  • President: Silvia Caro (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
  • Vice-President: Roberto Zanino (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
  • Rui Mendez (IST Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Viviana Ruiz (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
  • Eugenia Cannata (Instituto Tecnólogico de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  • Alberto Almendra (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)
Published on March 20, 2019 Updated on September 21, 2019