- Compostela Group of Universities
Compostela Group of Universities Abbreviation CGU Formation September 3, 1994 Type Non-profit Purpose/focus Intra-university collaboration Headquarters Santiago de Compostela, Spain President Maurits van Rooijen Main organ General Council Website http://gcompostela.org/
The Compostela Group of Universities (CGU) is a non-profit association that brings together more than 70 universities all over the world. Its main goal is to promote and execute collaboration projects between institutions of higher education.
In 1993, the University of Santiago de Compostela started contacts with other higher education institutions situated on Roads to Santiago. Its aim was to establish a university network that made collaboration between universities easier and helped to preserve the cultural and historical heritage that emerged along these Roads.
After those first steps, 57 European universities met in Santiago 2–4 September 1993. They established the initial guidelines and determined the objectives of the group. There were three basic points:
- Strengthening the channels of communication between the member universities.
- Organizing events to study and discuss subjects related to Europe.
- Promoting mobility as the basis to increase the knowledge of European languages and cultures.
A commission consisting of representatives of the universities of Valladolid, Liège, Nantes, Göttingen, Minho, Jaume I and Santiago de Compostela drew up the Statutes of the Compostela Group of Universities. These were adopted at the Constituent Assembly held at the University of Santiago de Compostela 2–3 September 1994.
International Prize Grupo Compostela-Xunta de Galicia
In 1996, the CGU and the Regional Ministry of Culture, Social Communication and Tourism signed an agreement to establish the International Prize Grupo Compostela-Xunta de Galicia. The prize was intended as an annual reward for people or institutions working to promote the common European ideal, education and the preservation of our cultural heritage. The jury consists of the President of the Galician Government, who chairs the meetings, and, for the Galician Government, the Regional Minister of Culture, the Regional Minister of Education and Universities and the Galician Director of Universities. The Compostela Group is represented by its President and three rectors of member universities chosen annually by the General Council. Candidates for the prize may be nominated by both the Galician Government and CGU universities. The successful candidate receives a commemorative gold medal in the shape of a shell (the centuries-old symbol of the pilgrimage to Santiago) and a sum of money.
Associated members: CHE Consult-Centre for Higher Education Development Consult, Going Global.
Collaborator institutions: CONAHEC - Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration.
Networks of European universities European University Association
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