Campus Atlántico Tricontinental

Universidad de Las palmas de Gran CanariaUniversidad de La Laguna

Campus alliances and networks



The tri-continental nature of the campus implies the generation of alliances and networks in the process of its development. It is currently a part of the following initiatives:

  • National networks and alliances:
    • Participation in all the structural projects of the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI) in collaboration with other bodies from the scientific and social spheres of the Canary Islands, such as:
      • Spanish Oceanography Institute and the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform.
      • The Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute, the Canary Islands Institute of Technology, the Canary Islands Marine Science Institute, the Institute of Technology and Renewable Energy, The Canary Islands Institute of Agrarian Research, FUNCIS, Hospital Research Units.
      • Companies working in different fields.
    • Active presence in clusters with anchor companies in the fields of Tourism, Maritime affairs and Transport and Logistics.

    • As has been specified in each action or activity, both universities and all the centres and institutes that make up the Tri-continental Atlantic Campus have their own participation networks.

  • International networks:
    • The Tri-continental Atlantic Campus has agreements with over 200 universities from 19 countries in Latin-America, 18 universities from 11 countries in Africa and 37 universities from 15 European countries, as well as 2 from the United States and 13 universities from Asia and Australasia.

    •  In terms of networks, we should particularly mention the following:

      • UNAMUNO Network of Universities of the Outermost Regions of the European Union), led by the Canary Islands: University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of La Laguna, University of Madeira (Portugal), University of the Azores (Portugal), University of the Antilles and French Guiana (France) and the University of la Réunion (France), the aim of which is to create a network specifically for relations between the OR and African Universities.
      • III International Encounter of Universities with Africa held recently in the Canary Islands, in which 9 major African universities participated and which gave rise to cooperation and research collaborations.
      • In Europe, the research centres of the Tri-continental Atlantic Campus have, over the last five years participated in over a hundred European actions within the different framework programmes of the European Union, Interreg projects Research Potential.