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Leading the future

Pete Pizarro President Red Ilumno

I am very pleased to present the Ilumno Network and Social Responsibility Report for 2013. Throughout 2013 we have deepened our evolution towards a more mature organization, through the implementation of better processes and reporting systems, as well as the incorporation of best management practices and accountability processes across all the institutions that comprise the Network. The integrated effort of all of our members reflects our strategy of collaboration and synergy creation, building a business model that truly adds value, thus making us a more committed and efficient social organization. Likewise, our governance model and the close interaction between the Academic, Strategic and Public Policy areas enable us to make consensual decisions that fuel exponential growth. We trust that this integration of initiatives and projects under a common strategic approach based on collaboration, will reinforce the confidence that has been placed in us as a social organization. Also, it will enable our dream of the democratization of higher education, ensuring high quality standards and accessibility to our youth in Latin America. Regarding our Social Responsibility projects, 2013 was instrumental for the implementation of the strategy defined in 2012, as we were able to identify our social project baseline, in order to move toward the consolidation of initiatives under a single strategic direction focused on Education.

Red Ilumno

Through its three Centers of Excellence – in Service, Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility – the Ilumno Network integrates the collaboration of its member universities in order to provide greater access to quality higher education.

Vision To transform higher education in order to improve lives.

Mission TTo expand access to quality and affordable higher education.






Scope of the Ilumno Network Ten innovative institutions, offering on-site and online continuing education programs to over 250,000 undergraduate and graduate students



Universidad Siglo 21 3 Branches / 184 Sites

Universidad San Marcos 1 Sede / 0 Sites



Centro Universitario Jorge Amado 2 Branches

Universidad del Istmo 10 Sedes / 10 Sites

Universidade Veiga de Almeida 4 Branches



Universidad Americana 3 Sedes / 22 Sites

Instituto Profesional Providencia 5 Branches / 17 Sites COLOMBIA Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina 4 Branches / 38 Sites Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano 2 Branches / 69 Sites Corporación Universitaria del Caribe CECAR 1 Branch / 8 Sites


Achievement Achievement grows at the same rate as our dreams. Therefore, we envision a solid and promising future that will allow us to continue transforming higher education in order to improve lives.

55 MILLION USD More than USD 55 million in benefits and schollarships to our students, in keeping with our goal of democratizing access to higher education.

450 Over 450 students embarked on international certification programs.


500 Over 500 students and educators were involved in exchange programs. We promoted hundreds of college encounters, which strengthened our academic and research communities.

20.000 More than 20,000 students in bilingual programs using tools and world-class curriculums.


Centers for Excellence

Our cause is to expand access to quality and affordable higher education. The Ilumno Network is a nonprofit organization that aims to unite the educational community through a range of comprehensive services for students, graduates and educators. In order to achieve this, we have 3 basic areas for excellence focused on providing solutions to the most pressing needs of each and every member of the community. The Center for Service Excellence provides tools to strengthen students’ abilities and experience, making them increasingly competitive in a globalized world. The Center for Academic Excellence puts the teaching community at the forefront of research and quality, providing tools and fostering collaboration among members, yielding greater and better results. The Center for Social Responsibility opens the doors to financing for all members of the network with the goal of providing greater access to quality education and making a greater impact on society by training agents of transformation and change.

Excellence in Social Responsibility Center for Scholarships and Financial Aid Center for Social Responsibility

Service Excellence Center for Employability Center for Languages Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship Center for Internationalization

Institutional Academic Excellence Center for Research Center for Quality and Accreditation Center for the Educational community

AndrÊs Núùez General Manager Red Ilumno

The dream of transforming higher education in Latin America gave rise to the Ilumno Network in 2012 with the commitment and participation of 9 institutions in 9 different countries. Thus was born the first and only global network of universities in which all member institutions apply and share best practices to benefit their students and faculty. Today we are proud of what we have accomplished, confident of our achievements and excited about the transformation that we are bringing about in higher education. Through the synergy created by sharing best practices, technological innovation that enables universal access to quality processes and a consolidated human resource structure at the service of our affiliated institutions, we will fulfill our vision of becoming an unparalleled higher education network that transforms lives and creates a new model for higher education in Latin America. Thank you for being part of this dream and for helping us make it come true. Thank you for continuing to make history and for believing in an even better future.

Excellence in Social Responsibility

Centers for Excellence //

Center for Scholarships and Financial Aid We are committed to creating new opportunities for democratizing access to higher education and supporting our students in the achievement of their goals. These objectives are accomplished through the Ilumno Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Our scholarship program, the networking activities with high schools, the crowdfunding platform and other financial services are focused on fundraising to make the dream of higher education come true for many Latin Americans.



To decrease the financial barriers impeding access to higher education.


To transform lives by increasing the opportunities for access to quality higher education.

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Benefits Scholarship Program: We facilitate access to higher education for students of limited financial means. Crowdfunding Platform: Through open appeals for funding, we provide opportunities to find support for personal development and entrepreneurial and research projects. High School Support Program: We support local schools to provide increased opportunities for access to higher education. Equity Fund for purposes of supporting Ilumno Foundation initiatives. Strategic Alliances with foundations and private companies in order to expand grant programs and funding. Graduate Loyalty Program: strategies for financing tuition for postgraduate studies. Financial Aid Service Centers: provide advice and opportunities for students’ financing.

We are constantly looking to open new channels of opportunity in order to transform the lives of more Latin Americans.


Centers for Excellence //

Center for Social Responsibility Our actions have an impact on society because we transform lives through education. We are aware of our social responsibility, which is why we encourage social culture as a hallmark of our students. We are leaders in social responsibility in Latin America and the world, making a positive difference in the areas in which we are involved and providing concrete solutions for society through the social awareness instilled in our students.


Vision To transform the world through the actions of socially responsible students who are capable of creating social enterprises.

Mission To develop a unique model of social responsibility that complements the initiatives of the Network institutions for training agents of social transformation.

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Recognition and support of the Network institutions: We see the Network institutions as leaders in the area of Social Responsibility and establish alliances for their benefit. Social Responsibility Culture – An Ilumno Hallmark: We undertake actions to encourage, train and qualify the Ilumno Network community in Social Responsibility. Ilumno Week: We set aside a week for focusing on specific social responsibility actions in education and technology. Best practices: We support the development and exchange of knowledge in training agents for change. Volunteering: To change the world actions are needed, yours and ours. If you want to act and be the protagonist of this change, you can join our team and be part of the volunteer program, thus becoming, in a change agent.


Excellence in Services

Centers for Excellence//

Center for Employability Better jobs mean a better quality of life. By bringing together the employers’ demands for skills and the passion and skills of our students, we will create the region’s most innovative center for employability. We start with real employment solutions supported by virtual services, business partnerships and the synergy of best practices to improve the quality of life of our students and transform businesses with their passion.


Vision To attain 100% employability of our students by matching the job skills in demand in the business sector with the job skills possessed by our students.

Mission To provide students with the opportunity to work in a place they feel passionate about and to improve their quality of life, and to give businesses the opportunity to hire students who fit their needs and who will contribute toward the achievement of their business objectives.

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Benefits Career Orientation Assessment: Every profession offers multiple vocational options, so we guide our applicants and students in their selection and in the further development of their careers.

Information by career (salaries, employability): We conduct actual market studies in which we identify companies’ trends in wages, positions and HR practices.

Digital employment portfolio for all students, listing their skills: Knowing our students well enables us to clearly identify their skills and strengths in order to introduce them to the job market.

Graduate Support Center: We maintain a close relationship with our graduates, allowing us to support them in their professional development and receive on going feedback for the continuous improvement of our processes.

Preparing for Employability (before, during and after): We conduct actual market studies in which we identify companies trends in wages, positions and HR practices. Companies: Job placement according to skills, meaning competency-based recruitment to find the ideal student for the job.

Inventory of skills required by employers for the continuous improvement of curricula: The business world and social trends are constantly changing and developing, to which we react with constant updates of our training syllabi, based on the new challenges imposed by the market.


Centers for Excellence//

Center for Languages We live in a globalized, diverse society in which the dynamics of interrelations has changed, so it is necessary to minimize any barriers. We believe that the knowledge of a second language should not be the privilege of a select few; it is a genuine need and a prerequisite for achieving our goal of globalized communication. In today’s world, language holds the key to unlocking the doors to new opportunities, as it enables our access to other cultures and models of development that hold a high potential for employment. We have strategic partners who have developed virtual models that have been tested successfully, as well as effective academic models that ensure the acquisition of skills and knowledge in Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Vision To train students in global communication skills.

Mission To provide our students with the skills to excel through their abilities and knowledge of a second language.

Red Ilumno / Centers for Excellence Benefits Strategic Partners: We have the support of strategic partners with proven instructional materials and platforms that enable us to offer students proposals that are tailored to their needs. Single Teaching Method: Our unified teaching process enables us to develop all of the programs across all of the institutions with the same standards of quality in order to ensure excellence. Virtual platforms: Technology allows us to ensure the accessibility, quality and continuous updating of the course content, making the scope of our language programs more scalable.

In our Center for Languages, regardless of the institution to which they belong, all students have the same opportunities to learn a second language with the same quality and content.


Centers for Excellence //

Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship We need visionary, analytical and resourceful leaders who can interpret the world around them, designing and creating solutions to transform society. We aim to train leaders who are responsive to local and global realities and who contribute through their intelligence and their hearts to make our world a better place. To that end, we create spaces for reflection that encourage creativity in conceiving businesses and companies that could provide new opportunities.


Vision To provide students with the skills, technology and creative environment they need to become successful social entrepreneurs.

Mission To transform the world through social leaders and entrepreneurs.

Due to their relevance and creativity, Business plans with the Ilumno hallmark, are shared in the Latin American network. This way they are nurtured by the experience of the entire region, making them more robust and sound.

Red Ilumno / Centers for Excellence Benefits Alliances: We seek unique leadership development opportunities through events with world-renowned institutions, such as Harvard, TEC in Monterrey, AIESEC and Leadership Exchange. Business model training: We provide the necessary tools for conceptualizing business models through the “Hallmark of Entrepreneurship� courses. Technological platforms for business plans: We provide technological support for the creation of competitive business plans. Networking and Entrepreneurship Competition: We create spaces for presenting and obtaining feedback on business plans in appropriate settings that add value to our students’ initiatives. Fostering creative environments: We encourage initiatives for collective participation, supporting startup business plans (Crowdfunding) by offering resources and training to future entrepreneurs (Colleges).


Centers for Excellence //

Center for Internationalization Global competencies are a distinguishing characteristic acquired by our students, enabling them to undertake their studies at home or abroad.


To be recognized for providing international programs in every course curriculum and for promoting student exchanges across the Network universities.

Mission To provide students with global competencies as a distinguishing feature.


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Benefits International Certificates: We look for national degree programs with courses that are certified by internationallyrenowned institutions. Strategic partners: We have signed agreements with 10 international universities for 70 certificates. Student exchange: We create opportunities for our students to exchange experiences across the universities in the Network. Technology platform: We support the creation of a global student community through best practices in all of our affiliated universities.

Our alliances allow us to confer national degrees with courses certified by internationallyrenowned universities.


Institutional Academic Excellence

Centers for Excellence //

Center for Research Development is linked to a strong culture of research, which we encourage within each institution through exchanging methodologies, sharing results and promoting a scientific spirit among the faculty. We are working to build a community of collaboration between researchers from all of the Network countries, which enables the attainment of globally applicable results and best practices that can be shared and documented. Our rigorous results and the soundness of our standards qualify us for funding, therefore we have access to significant resources for continued innovation in the area of research, as a pillar of development.



To set the standards in the region and in the field of education for applied research and for the building of a research community.


To contribute through research and innovation toward the search for solutions required by society.

Red Ilumno / Centers for Excellence

Benefits Promoting research: To create and strengthen the scientific capabilities of the institutions and their faculties, in order for them to gain recognition as benchmarks of academic quality. Collaboration platform: To develop a community around the research and best practices implemented by each of the universities. Financing-Alliances: To procure the resources for carrying out activities related to research initiatives. Professorships: To establish Ilumno Research Professorships. Scientific Council: We formed the Ilumno Network Scientific Council to define strategies and ensure scientific quality control. Quality: The implementation of quality control methods for research projects and the establishment of quality standards applicable across the Network.


Centers for Excellence //

Center for Quality and Accreditation Academic quality translates into support for our students and appreciation for the Network institutions. Having accredited programs increases our students’ confidence in us and creates value that is reflected in the acceptance of our graduates in the business and professional world. As a Latin American network, we encourage continuous improvement and strive for excellence in all of our members and each one of the institutions. We have solid, specific indicators that allow us to measure management quality and share best practices with everyone.



To set the standards for international accreditation through alliances with strategic partners and for the quality of our affiliated institutions.


To promote improvements in quality and ongoing self-evaluations in the Network institutions.

Red Ilumno / Centers for Excellence

Benefits Alliances: To enter into agreements with international organizations that set the standards of quality and accreditation (SLOAN, Cinda and Virtual Educa), that add value to the educational community and facilitate recognition of quality of the Network programs. Technology Platform: We have a platform that enables analysis of each institutions quality management indicators and the exchange of best practices. Training: We provide training in quality management for the entire academic community.

We are a network of institutions with processes geared toward continuous improvement in the area of accreditation.


Centers for the Excellence //

Center for the Educational Community We recognize the value of teachers and their crucial contribution to education. Their legacy is present in both the great beginnings and the small projects. We want to bring out the educator inside of each faculty member, facilitating the exchange of knowledge with their peers in the region, promoting their experience in other countries and encouraging their participation in the extensive digital community we promote. The Ilumno Network offers faculty exchange programs, providing the opportunity to experience teaching in a different country for a semester with the


Vision To create an educational community that is unique in its collaboration and exchange capabilities.

Mission To provide the necessary tools for facilitating collaboration and exchange among Network educators.

advantage of a technology platform for sharing and supporting the educator’s work during the semester abroad.

Red Ilumno / Centers for Excellence

Benefits Educator Collaboration Platform: To create a digital community of educators, encouraging the exchange of knowledge throughout the Network. Faculty exchange: To strengthen the skills of our educators and generate opportunities for exchange across the Network Universities.

The spirit of collaboration and faculty exchange is yet another feature that distinguishes the Ilumno Network on a worldwide level, as it entails practices that create benefits for all members, at both the individual and institutional level.



Institutions / Argentina

Universidad Siglo 21 The 21st Century University was founded in the city of Cordoba, Argentina in 1995 under the name Fundaci贸n Universidad Siglo 21 and is the largest private university in Argentina. It currently has three locations offering degree courses: the Cordoba campus, which is the main campus, Nueva Cordoba and R铆o Cuarto. It has a separate location for its business school in the city of Buenos Aires. In addition to the 184 distance learning centers operating in Argentina, it now has seven in Peru. Through its three campuses, 184 Higher Education Centers and experimental learning laboratories, the university offers 24 graduate and five undergraduate programs, which are presented in three


formats. This broad scope has led to a current enrollment of 42,000 students in official degree programs and more than 10,000 in continuing education programs, out of which 96% are employed and 98% are satisfied with the education they received at the university.

Institutions / Brazil

Centro Universitario Jorge Amado The Jorge Amado University Center was founded in 1999. In 2008 the university introduced its distance education model. Currently, there are 24,283 students enrolled across 27 professional programs, 22 technical programs and 24 postgraduate degree programs, divided between the two main locations: Paralelo and Comércio. An additional 4,500 students have enrolled in the university’s online programs, which are supported by some 40 service centers.

The most prominent programs are: Law, Psychology, Mechanical Engineering and Architecture. “Unijorge” is one of the universities with the largest course offering in virtual education based on three principles: being, working and transforming.


Institutions / Brazil

Universidade Veiga de Almeida The Veiga de Almeida School of Engineering was founded in 1972 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, becoming the Veiga de Almeida University 20 years later, when in 1992, the Brazilian Ministry of Education and Culture formally recognized it as such. The dream that began to take shape in 1933 today has four campuses: Tijuca, Barra da Tijuca, Centro and Cabo Frio, as well as a center for excellence in health covering the State of Rio de Janeiro – a coverage area that is currently in the process of expansion, which is being carried out gradually as the Ministry of Education grants the necessary authorizations for operating the Learning Centers.


Furthermore, the 24,000 enrolled students can choose from a selection of 37 undergraduate courses, 10 technical courses and 75 graduate courses, of which the most internationally prominent is the Engineering program.

Institutions / Chile

Instituto Profesional Providencia Founded in 1981 within an institutional framework for promoting the development of Private Higher Education in Chile It has five campuses in the cities of Santiago, Concepci贸n, La Serena, Vi帽a del Mar and Temuco. 73% of its 6,000 students study onsite, and the remaining 27%, in a blended format, distributed across five departments, namely Education, Engineering and Management, Health, Legal and Social, and Design, and consisting of degree programs in Education and Health Sciences.

In addition to its five locations, it has 17 learning centers throughout Chile, providing support for students through a blended format, making IPP the institution with the second largest number of students pursuing studies through this method.


Institutions / Colombia

Corporación Universitaria del Caribe CECAR was founded in 1976 and began operating as an academic institution in 1987 as Corporación Educativa del Caribe (Caribbean Education Corporation). It wasn’t until 1996 that it became known as Corporación Universitaria del Caribe (Caribbean University Corporation). At present, it has its main headquarters in Sincelejo and another location in the city of Monteria. Its six departments offer its 9,719 students 12 on-site undergraduate programs, 5 distance education programs and 15 specialization programs in its Continuing and Post-Graduate Education Center. Additionally, its technical education centers


provide support in the form of distance education, offering extensive coverage throughout the Colombian Caribbean region.

Institutions / Colombia

Fundaciรณn Universitaria del รrea Andina It was founded in the city of Bogota. In 1993, the Ministry of Education officially recognized the institution as a university, and it went from being a Fundaciรณn Tecnolรณgica (Technological Foundation) to become a Fundaciรณn Universitaria (University Foundation). Its main campus is located in the city of Bogota, where it also has 12 secondary locations. The Foundation also has a presence in the cities of Pereira, Medellin and Valledupar. By early 2014, the rest of Colombia will benefit from 53 regional hubs supporting its virtual expansion. Through its six departments (which include Management, Economics and Finance;

Legal and Social Sciences and Humanities; Engineering and Basic Sciences; Design, Communication and Fine Arts; Health Sciences; and Education), it offers programs at all levels (professional, technological, graduate and postgraduate) to more than 14,000 students, distributed across traditional classrooms and virtual and distance education programs.


Institutions / Colombia

Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano Established in 1980 as a Technological Institution, it applied for and received recognition as a university by the state authorities in 1992, becoming the Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano (Greater Colombian Polytechnic University Institution). Its main location is in the city of Bogota, and a new location recently opened in Medellin, 2013’s Most Innovative City in the World. It also has 69 learning centers throughout the country, and by 2014, that figure will climb to 90. It has 24,000 students enrolled in 52 onsite programs and 28 programs in a virtual format, divided between specialization, masters, professional, professional


technician and technological programs. These programs are distributed across four departments: Administrative, Economic and Accounting Sciences; Social Sciences; Engineering and Basic Sciences; and Marketing, Communications and the Arts.

Institutions / Costa Rica

Universidad San Marcos The history of the current Universidad San Marcos begins with the founding of the Universidad en Ciencias Administrativas San Marcos in San Jose, Costa Rica. Right now has 2,500 students, a main Campus and two faculties: Economic Sciences and Education. Through these two faculties, USAM offers diploma programs, degrees, masters and technical programs, standing out for its career in the Business area. With a history of 90 years in training professionals , it is an institution focused on innovation and entrepreneurship through a model of education that seeks global projection with international double degree, student exchange and a multicultural virtual projection. Trains professionals with a great sense of the

present time and a strong vision of the future, that contributes with the business development for a sustainable country. At the present time USAM offers 3 masters, 8 degrees, 3 diploma programs, and 11 technician programs with defined into a great sense of corporate social responsibility. Applies the teaching of 30 languages ​​ supported on the successful Rosetta Stone method based on Neuro method.


Institutions / PanamĂĄ

Universidad del Istmo 26 years after its founding in 1987 in Panama City, it has 10 regional locations in David, La Chorrera, Los Pueblos, Santiago, Colon, Chitre, PenonomĂŠ, Las Tablas and Changuinola, as well as a location in Guatemala City, which opened its doors in late 2011. The university has approximately 6,500 students, who benefit from programs offered across its four departments: Administrative and Financial Sciences; Education and Communication; Law, Political Sciences; and Information Engineering and Technology


Additionally, it offers the greatest range of virtual education in Panama, supported by regional nodes, several of which are housed within its 10 locations, giving it extensive coverage throughout the various regions of the country.

Institutions / Paraguay

Universidad Americana The Institute for Business Training and Development ( Instituto de Capacitaci贸n y Desarrollo Empresarial or INCADE) founded in 1991, gave rise in 1994 to the Universidad Americana, which ranks as one of the largest private institutions in Paraguay. Currently, the University has five departments: Economic and Administrative Sciences; Law and Political and Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Communication Technology Arts and Science; and Agribusiness, which enable an ample academic offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in both traditional classroom and virtual formats, of which the business programs are especially noteworthy.

The University covers the most populated parts of the country through three on-site education facilities, located in the cities of Asuncion and Ciudad del Este Concepcion, in addition to the 22 learning centers located within the country.


United for the transformation of Higher Education

SOCIAL & ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ILUMNO NETWORK 2013 A year of integration and consolidation, forging a road to confidence

Social Report // 2013 “Everyone can change the world... being an agent of change means being able to express love and respect through actions, not through words.” Bill Dratyon The Ilumno Network’s Center for Excellence in Social Responsibility aims to maximize and optimize the creation of value for the Network’s target social groups in harmony with its own comprehensive development and that of its member institutions. We want to set an example and make a significant social impact with students who are recognized as agents of social change, as well as creating projects conceived to solve inequality issues, preserve natural resources and improve quality of life. This second social report of the Network reflects the same sentiment, that we are all united in this great social cause and collective dream of being an exemplary organization at worldwide that sets itself apart through its contribution to the transformation of the world. This generates an increasing level of shared commitment, continuously raising the bar in terms of what we hope to achieve. In order to reach this goal, a participative, collaborative process was developed to reinforce bonds of trust, forging an organization with a relentless social approach. This process was strengthened through technological improvements resulting in an easier and more functional method of systematizing information, allowing the creation of reliable databases that enable us to provide follow-up and continuity. I invite you to join us in our ongoing reflections, bearing in mind the common welfare and the ways in which we can contribute to make the world a better place and cultivating an attitude of continuous service and empathy within our community, always in the spirit of teamwork. Marcela Oliveros Director of the Center for Social Responsibility Red Ilumno

Red Ilumno

Through its three Centers of Excellence – in Service, Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility – the Ilumno Network integrates the collaboration of its member universities in order to provide greater access to quality higher education.

Vision To transform higher education in order to improve lives.

Mission TTo expand access to quality and affordable higher education.

Ilumno Network Impact Ten innovative institutions offering traditional classroom and virtual higher education programs, as well as continuing education, to more than 250,000 students and alumni.

Strategic Objectives Democratization of Higher Education To create multiple opportunities for accessibility and democratization of knowledge as a means of achieving equality and inclusion -“A Million Possibilities” Contest -Best Practice Sharing Impact and Recognition To increase the Ilumno Network’s visibility as a leader in matters of social and environmental responsibility within Higher Education Networks To establish strategic alliances that benefit the Network and its members - “Ilumno Social Impact” Balance Sheet - Ilumno Week Culture of Social and Environmental Responsibility To consolidate and promote a culture of social responsibility (gaining loyalty and inspiring) to guarantee its adoption at all levels of the Ilumno Network community. To develop strategies for qualifying and training the Ilumno Network community in social responsibility through education, which is the reason for our existence. - Seal of Social Responsibility Course

Model of Social Responsibility by François Vallaeys François Vallaeys’ Model of University Social Responsibility goes further than the “social outreach and university extension” approach, opting for a comprehensive concept of the University as an academic institution that exerts an influence on society. This model stems from a profound reflection on the social significance of the creation of knowledge and the professional training of leaders in the scientific age.*


MANAGEMENT OF THE INSTITUTION AS AN EXEMPLARY SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE ORGANIZATION (double learning: the student learns at and from the university) Democratic culture, ecological management, social welfare, fight against segregation, responsible institutional image, etc.

THE CRISIS OF KNOWLEDGE AND TODAY’S WORLD Fragmentation of knowledge, social, economic, cultural and ecological crises, need for social control of science...











THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY (Social outreach, university extension, technology transfer , consultancy, strategic municipal alliances, training of professionals, public officials, educators, etc.)

RESEARCH ON THE RESOLUTION OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS (interdisciplinary, applied research, sustainable development, human development, etc.)

The Ilumno Network embraces the Model of Social Responsibility proposed by François Vallaeys *(Excerpted from “PALESTRA PUBLIC AFFAIRS PORTAL OF THE PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PERU”).

At the present time Ilumno is working on an idependent scheme of social initiatives, desiring to transcend and integrate said initiatives to a model that allows to see the University Social Responsibility as a whole, involving all the human component as well as the institutions member of the Network, in an articulated and transverse manner, contributing to the building of a better society. The model that identifies the Ilumno Network is Francois Vallaeys´ model *. This has become the basis of inspiration, a part of the framework and the guide for this process of construction and evolution.

Structure of the Center for Social Responsibility

-Universidad Siglo 21 –Raúl Burgo -Centro Universitario Jorge Amado – Marilia Queiroz / Mario Calmon -Universidade Veiga de Almeida – Rafaela Pereira / sheilla Pianco -Instituto Profesional Providencia – Sergio Escobedo -Corporación Universitaria CECAR - María Ángela Pugliese -Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina – Claudia Fernández -Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano – juan Manuel Espitia -Universidad San Marcos – María José Solis / Carol Cordero -Universidad del Istmo – Vicente herrera -Universidad Americana – Perla Soto

Summary of social responsibility initiatives executed in 2013 Executive Summary Number of Participating Institutions Number of Experiences Offered Number of Participants Number of Beneficiaries Social Investment (in USD, not including grant programs) Hours Invested

9 174 5.963 362.973 2.733.018 74.823

Outstanding Social Initiative by Institution Universidad Siglo 21 Humanitarian Practice

This initiative is implemented through a free, mandatory course for all students, all majors and all formats. Nearly 3,000 students per year take part in this initiative, which makes a high-impact contribution to the community through various NGO projects with the participation of students throughout the country. What stands out the most is that 73% of the students continue their volunteer work at the NGO even after the course is over (statistic obtained in December, 2013).


Unijorge Volunteer Program The Unijorge Volunteer Program was launched with the objective of promoting a culture of social responsibility among students and employees, which confirms the commitment to civic education in our community. The purpose of this program is to invite anyone who is interested to participate in the social work undertaken by the institution. Registered volunteers are assigned to work on various stages of the projects, including planning, logistical execution, social visits and recommended actions.

Universidade Veiga de Almeida UVA UNATI (Open University for Senior Citizens)

This is an extension course linked to the community counseling services aimed at giving senior citizens access to the university, considering the prospects of continuing education and the need to provide relief for the elderly population.

Instituto Profesional Providencia IPP Early Childhood Education Project

Students and professors participate in this activity, promoting support for early education professionals who work with children with special needs or who exhibit deficiencies in their overall development, in order to ensure their positive insertion at the social, educational and family levels.

Fundacion Universitaria del Área Andina Revive the Commitment to Tequendama Falls

This initiative is the result of joining institutional forces (students and professors in various programs) to generate actions with a positive impact in the recovery of the ecosystem surrounding Tequendama Falls and the historic Tequendama Falls Museum. The proposal was conceived in the interest of making a significant contribution toward the Bogota River Basin recovery work on the part of El Porvenir Ecological Foundation. This organization has spent over 15 years promoting ecological culture in children, youths and adults, ecological agricultural production and the historical, cultural and environmental recovery of the Tequendama Falls and surrounding ecosystem, known as the Cloud Forest.

Politécnico Grancolombiano

Grancolombiana Hallmark Scholarship Fund The Grancolombiana Hallmark Fund, an initiative that gathers resources to broaden coverage and secure scholarship funding for low-income recipients, was created hand in hand with the public and private sectors, with a resolute desire to contribute toward the education of a greater number of Colombians.

Universidad de San Marcos USAM Lighting up Smiles

This social responsibility initiative is perhaps one of the most gratifying for the USAM community, uniting students, professors and administrators for the common welfare. The goal of this initiative is to light up the faces of underprivileged and disabled children with a smile through a special gift and activity for the holiday season. The community comes together to collect over 250 gifts for these very special children.

Universidad del Istmo

Support for the construction of the San Jose Obrero Church In the month of December, under the direction of the Chancellor, Dr. José Leonardo Valencia and the Vice-Chancellors, UDI donated 10 ten-foot sheets of zinc tiles for the facade of the San Jose Obrero Church in the District of Arraiján. The activity was coordinated by Dr. Vicente Herrera, the UDI Director of Outreach and Father Jaime Patiño, Parish Priest of the Iglesia Nuestra Señora de los Dolores..

Universidad Americana UA Weaving ties

This initiative is part of a campaign for collecting used clothes and selecting garments to be reused, creating a new clothing line, called Curusu, which was introduced at one of Paraguay’s most important fashion shows, Paraguay Alta Moda (Paraguay High Fashion). The garments that have been created are for sale and the proceeds go to the Paraguay Red Cross girl’s home, which houses homeless teen mothers between the ages of 14 and 18, and who for the most part have been sexually abused.

Outstanding social initiative by institution




Universidad Siglo 21 Environment Social responsibility training for employees Impact on local communities Classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

10 1 1 4 3 1

478.4751 12.000 4.269 461.821 385

17,51% 0,00% 0,44% 0,16% 16,90% 0,01%

390 18 0 226 126 20

1.419 0 0 397 772 250

Centro Universitario Jorge Amado Social responsibility training for employees Impact on local communities Other or several Classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

33 2 7 10 11 3

47.390,91 8.261 15.615 18.374 5.140

1,73% 0,30% 0,57% 0,67% 0,00% 0,19%

369 20 93 120 89 47

77.792 1.400 24.742 42.940 3.740 4.970

Universidad Veiga de Almeida Impact on local communities

12 12

14.800 14.800

0,54% 0,54%

200 200

4.932 4.932

Instituto Profesional Providencia Classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

3 2 1

3.600 2.700 900

0,13% 0,10% 0,03%

16,45 14,5 2

20 10 10

Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina Environment Social responsability training for providers Social responsibility training for employees Impact on local communities Other or several Volunteer work

29 4 1 11 10 2 1

144.241 96.485 500 16.063 22.422 3.700 5.071

5,28% 3,53% 0,02% 0,59% 0,82% 0,14% 0,19%

43.683 35.883 30 2.768 1.630 660 2.712

32.853 13.853 30 2.788 15.821 130 500

Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano Environment Social responsibility training for employees Impact on local communities Other or several Classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

73 6 14 8 18 22 5

1.987.577,43 4.892 99.866 28.438 1.843.676 4.396 6.308

72,72% 0,18% 3,65% 1,04% 67,46% 0,16% 0,23%

29.319 6.489 784 1.380 7.390 12.434 842

238.817 25.000 3.899 62 57.684 151.944 228

Universidad San Marcos Environment Classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

4 1 2 1

6.890 100 6.690 100

0,25% 0,00% 0,24% 0,00%

259 17 233 9

5.500 2.500 2.750 250

Universidad del Istmo Classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

3 2 1

7.093 1.800 5.293

0,26% 0,07% 0,19%

40 20 20

1400 1000 400

Universidad Americana Classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

7 3 4

42.950 4.200 38.750

1,57% 0,15% 1,42%

557 187 370

240 120 120






Grand Total


Number of initiatives by project class 17




Social responsability training for providers


social responsibility training for employees Impact on local communities


Other or Several classroom projects for social responsability


Volunteer work 30

Beneficiaries by project type 6.728 41.084

Enviroment 30 8.087

Social responsability training for providers social responsibility training 45.954

for employees Impact on local communities


Other or Several 100.754

classroom projects for social responsability Volunteer work

Summary by target audience for 2013 Target audience

Number of initiatives

Total Investment in USD

Percentage of Total Investment in USD

Outside Community




Number of Hours


Number of Beneficiaries








Others or Several












General Internal Audience






All Target Audiences












Administrative Personnel






Total Invested in USD






Target Audiences / Number of Initiatives 32 Outside Community Educators


Students 28


Others or Several Administrative Personnel Providers General Internal Audience

14 21 1

All Target Audiences


Target Audiences / Number of Recipients 160 10.619

13.359 10.994 5.175 30 53.065

Outside Community Educators Students Others or Several Administrative Personnel Providers General Internal Audience All Target Audiences


Summary by resource type for 2013 Resource Type

Values Number of Initiatives

Total Investment in USD

Percentage of Total Investment in USD

Number of Hours


























Resource Type / Number of Initiatives 24 1 14

Agreement External Mixed Proprietary


Resource Type / Number of Recipients

29.180 19.295

Agreement External Mixed Proprietary



A Million Possibilities Contest 2013 RED Ilumno institutions



Universidad Siglo 21



Centro Universitario Jorge Amado



Universidad Veiga De Almeida



Instituto Profesional Providencia



Fundación Universitaria Del Área Andina



Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano



Universidad San Marcos



Universidad Del Istmo



Universidad Americana






Scholarships and Discounts TOTAL RESOURCES INVESTED



Universidad Siglo 21



Centro Universitario Jorge Amado







Fundación Universitaria del Área Andina



Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano



Universidad Veiga de Almeida Instituto Profesional Providencia

Universidad San Marcos



Universidad del Istmo



Universidad Americana






Prizes and Recognition UNIVERSIDAD SIGLO 21

Humanitarian Entrepreneur Award, USR category


Recognition for environmental management - Society in motion Recognition by Fenalco Solidario for 5 years of social commitment


SENA (National Learning Service) Specialized Training Program Award Participation of educator María Alejandra Pineda, author of Chapter 4 of the book “Principles and Strategies to Balance Ethical, Social and Environmental concerns with Corporate Requirements” 1st Prize in the Armando Devia Moncaleano Journalism Awards in the “Estuniversidad del Istmoantes” category


Certificate of Appreciation from the Offices of the President of the Republic

Seal of Social Responsibility Courses The Ilumno Network’s Seal Courses are network introductory courses led by its Centers and presented with the support of CITE (Center for Innovation in Educational Technologies). The Seal Courses are presented by the institutions, are available in three languages, utilize the proprietary methodology of Whitney’s Uniform Model and contain four 16-hour modules, developed by educators from various institutions within the network. Educational Resources: use explanatory and instructional videos, text and lecture formats, graphic aids, forums, exams, collaborative work and key concepts. Overall Goal of the Seal of Social Responsibility Course: To introduce students to Social Responsibility concepts and practices in order for them to understand their personal, professional and social ethical commitment, cultivating their capacity to make a positive impact in the areas in which they become involved. The Seal of Social Responsibility Course contains the following four modules: 1. Overview of Social Responsibility 2. Key Players in Responsibility 3. Responsible Consumption 4. Social Entrepreneurship

Conclusions and Challenges Democratization of Higher Education - To move toward sharing best practices among the Network universities in such a way that high-impact, scalable social projects geared toward the democratization of education are replicated. - To create a model for student financial aid and recognition of academic excellence based on best practices and with the support of the Scholarship and Financial Aid Center, in order to guide the Network universities, bearing in mind the basic parameters and guidelines that would allow for its implementation in each institution in accordance with its policies and individual characteristics. Impact and Recognition - Feedback for improving the process of compiling information for the balance sheet, to reinforce the habit of registering information on a monthly basis. - To perform a self-evaluation and establish mechanisms for improving the organizational and administrative components of the Ilumno Network, including this in the next Balance Sheet. - To redesign “Ilumno Week” in order to achieve a greater social impact by aligning it with the objectives of the Social Responsibility area and those of the Network. - To manage the organizations and levels that have been identified in order to create strategic alliances that will create value in the Network and its affiliated institutions. - To create platforms that will facilitate communication of the services offered to the Network’s member universities for further development in the area of Social Responsibility. - To develop the Network’s volunteer work through alliances with worldwide organizations. Culture of Social and Environmental Responsibility - To broaden the reach and impact of the Seal of Social Responsibility Course on both an internal and external level. - Interuniversity student collaboration projects that will create a campaign focused on a social cause. - To incentivize and recognize the expressions of Social Responsibility existing in the Network.


Institutional Roster Pete Pizarro

Óscar Aguer

President, Ilumno Network

Director, Center for Academic Institutional Excellence

Andrés Núñez General Director, Ilumno Network

Ana María Botero Director, Center for Service Excellence

Marcela Oliveros Director, Center for Excellence in Social Responsibility

Strategic Council

Academic Council

Pete Pizarro

Oscar Aguer

President, Ilumno Network

Academic Chancellor, Ilumno Network

Juan Carlos Aguirre

Juan Alberto Beranger

President, Instituto Profesional de Providencia

Chancellor, Universidad Americana

Marcos Almeida

Arlindo Cardarett

President, Centro Universitario Jorge Amado

Chancellor, Universidad Veiga De Almeida

Fernando Dávila

Jurgen Chiari

President, Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano

Chancellor, Institución Universitaria Politécnico Grancolombiano

Carlos Patricio Eastman

Anabel M. Franco

President, Fundación Universitaria Del Área Andina

Director of Academic Planning and Quality, Universidad del Istmo

Néstor Adelmo Ferraresi

Fernando Laverde

President, Universidad San Marcos

Chancellor, Fundación Universitaria Del Área Andina

Gustavo Parino General Director, Universidad Americana

Juan Carlos Rabbat President, Universidad Siglo 21

Noemí Sanín Public Policy Consultant

José Leonardo Valencia

Guilherme Marback Chancellor, Centro Universitario Jorge Amado

Piedad Cristina Martínez Chancellor, Corporación Universitaria del Caribe

Maria Belén Mendé Chancellor, Universidad Siglo 21

President, Universidad Del Istmo

Ana Elena Schalk

Luis Vidal

Academic Vice-Chancellor, Instituto Profesional de Providencia

President, Universidad Veiga De Almeida

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