Universia is Latin America's most important university network. It includes 1,401 universities from 23 countries, which represent 19.2 million students and professors. It is an international model of university relations and it relies on the patronage of Banco Santander.
Academic institutions from twenty-three countries participate in Universia: Andorra, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela, and the United States and Puerto Rico.
Its mission is to act as an agent of change by helping universities develop shared projects and generating new opportunities for the university community, and to meed the demand of the business and institutional environments under economic efficiency and profitability criteria.