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LA-CoNGA physics


LA-CoNGA physics (Latin American alliance for Capacity buildiNG in Advanced physics)

Starting date: January 15, 2020

Fund: ERASMUS + funded by the Executive Agency for Education, Audiovisual and Culture of the European Commission.


LA-CoNGA physics is an ERASMUS + project financed by the Executive Agency of Education, Audiovisual and Culture of the European Commission; The initiative was part of the 2019 Call and its official opening happened on January 15, 2020. LA-CoNGAphysics is an alliance made up of 11 universities in Latin America and in Europe, with the aim of building a virtual platform for learning in Advanced Physics in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

This inter-institutional alliance is focused on:

  • International collaboration
  • Interconnected community
  • Remote presence
  • Social impact
  • Open knowledge


The general aim of the LA-CoNGA-Physics project is to lead to a transition from the industrial era - long-term - to an economy based on more sophisticated information to other Latin American institutions of higher education from the Andean region (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela) with the support of local and European allies. Also, the main goal is to offer, in the year 2021, an educational program within the Latin American Alliance in Advanced Physics for the mentioned countries.

LA-CoNGA-Physics seeks...

  • To support the modernization, access to knowledge and internationalization of higher education in the project's member countries. Thus, seek an integration of efforts around the installation and training for the use of an innovative learning platform and open access tools (software, content and data). Create a virtual research and learning community for high-energy physics based on CEVALE2VE's previous experience.
  • Strengthen inter-institutional relations between Europe and Latin America within the virtual research and learning community.
  • Promote convergence in the curricular offer in Advanced Physics in higher education institutions with close cooperation in academic activities, with approximation to the EU's Bologna model.
  • Develop study plans for online courses within the Alliance.
  • Train technical/academic staff and students to master virtual learning tools and collaborative environments in their institutions, as well as new pedagogical resources and methodologies that can be used and transmitted to other fields in higher education institutions. Students in the program will benefit from transversal skills ranging from instrumentation to modern data analysis techniques, as well as the most elementary business skills. Primary and secondary students (STEM Talent Pipeline) will be exposed to the most challenging fields of scientific research through citizen science projects.


  • Universidad Antonio Nariño (UAN, Bogotá, Colombia)
  • Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS, Bucaramanga, Colombia)
  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ, Quito, Ecuador)
  • Universidad de Investigación de Tecnología Experimental Yachay (Yachay Tech, Urcuquí, Ecuador)
  • Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI, Lima, Peru)
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM, Lima, Peru)
  • Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV, Caracas, Venezuela)
  • Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB, Caracas, Venezuela)
  • Université de Paris (París, France)
  • University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse Iii (UPS, Toulouse, France)
  • Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD, Dresden, Germany)
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, France)
  • CERN (Switzerland)
  • DESY (Germany)
  • ICTP (Trieste, Italy)
  • RedCLARA (Latin America)

Rambla República de México 6125.
Montevideo 11400. Uruguay.

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