The University of Valladolid enjoys a prominent position in several prestigious Erasmus Thematic Networks, such as ACOMAS (Advanced Control of Manufacturing Systems), Thematic Network for teacher education and research in Europe, ESSENCE (Environmental sciences strengthened in Europe by education, networking and conferences), ACO-HUM (Advanced Computing in the Humanities), ELEN (European Language and Engineering Network), ADEPTS (The Advancement of European Education in the Practice Systems Thinking), and the E4 network, the only student network, and one which involves promoting the improvement of teaching and learning strategies in the field of engineering, embracing the experience and viewpoints of business.
The University of Valladolid has also been committed to the establishment of international agreements and projects under the framework of other Programmes such as EC-US, EC-Canada, Tempus, Alfa,… either as coordinator or as partner institution. It now participates in other cooperation programmes such as Alban for the reception of postgraduate and doctorate students from Latin America; the Inter-University Cooperation Programme, launched for the development of joint research and training projects with Institutions from Latin-America, Morocco and Tunisia financed by the AECI (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation). Several projects are currently being coordinated under this Programme by the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Sciences, School of Industrial Engineering, School of Architecture, or School of Agrarian Engineering in Palencia.
We participate in other cooperation actions by the establishment of agreements with the AECI and Fundación Carolina, through which we receive postgraduate and doctorate students.
The University of Valladolid is member of the CEURI (Spanish University Commission for International Relations of the Spanish Rectors’ Conference) and participates very actively in several International University Associations, like HACU (Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities), EAIE (European Association of International Education), IAUP (International Association of University Presidents), IAU (International Association of Universities), NAFSA (Association of International Educators), etc...
Our Institution holds the Secretariat of the Tordesillas Group, an Association of Spanish, Brazilian and Portuguese Universities. Through our participation in this Group, the University of Valladolid has fostered the promotion of university exchange programmes between Brazil and Spain financed by the corresponding ministries. We are also an active member of Compostela Group of Universities and of Santander Group of Universities. Under the auspices of these University Networks a programme for the exchange of Administrative Staff is being developed..