We are proud to announche the launch of the InterContinental Academic Exchange Programme (ICon), which results from long-lasting links between our members and Latin American universities.

It aims to promote and facilitate the collaboration between SGroup members and its overseas partners through a short mobility scheme for academic and administrative staff members. Under the ICon Programme, member universities can apply for a scholarship of €1000 from SGroup to visit a partner institution of their choice and from the ICon Partnership.


The main objectives of this programme are as follows:

  • To facilitate collaboration in research and education between EU and LA,
  • To encourage joint projects that can be submitted for EU funding and other relevant programmes,
  • To promote true partnerships through signing co-tutelles joint/double degrees.


The ICon Partnership is currently composed of the SGroup members on the European side and member universities of FAUBAI in Brazil. In the forthcoming months the programme will be expanded to other LA countries and also to other strategic regions of collaboration.

Further about the programme is now available for member universities in the intranet area.