The HUC Social Ideas Challenge (SIC) is a contest developed by the Hemispheric University Consortium and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, which seeks to promote entrepreneurship with social impact through university communities.


The HUC Library Network provides an online platform that advances collaborative research on the 5 key global challenges defined by the HUC in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030. By coordinating the activities of the associated libraries, the HUC Library Network facilitates the exchange of experiences, digital tools and information resources and generates an enhanced space for education, innovation and research.

HUC. IO Matchmaking event for research Internships

Research internships are an excellent opportunity to foster scientific collaboration and international academic experiences. The Hemispheric University Consortium provides an ideal platform to connect professors, researchers, and students from HUC universities across the continent. The goal of this HUC.IO Matchmaking event is to facilitate this establishment of contacts, with the intention of:

• Conducting virtual research internships.

• Collaborating as research assistants.

• Participating as data collectors abroad (e.g. for multi-country projects).

• Contacts for future projects and graduate studies.


The Hemispheric Student Dialogues on SDGs provide an opportunity for virtual integration between students from Hemispheric University Consortium (HUC) member universities. Hosted by HUC & Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), the Hemispheric Student Dialogues on SDGs consist of a series of workshops over a weeklong period. Students joined faculty and students from across the consortium to engage in virtual international dialogue using the SDGs & Key HUC challenges as a framework. Students who attended workshops were assigned  collaborative deliverables (such as a video, photo gallery, infographics etc.) to be completed after the workshop which are showcased online. Students developed key intercultural and digital competencies to address the challenges of the 21st century.

Conversaciones de Futuro: ODS-COVID 

La pandemia del Covid-19 ha impactado seriamente a la agenda por la sostenibilidad en América Latina y el Caribe. Después de Asia (sin incluir a China), Latinoamérica fue la región más golpeada del mundo en términos de disminución del PIB  en el transcurso de 2020, con una caída del 7,4%. El crecimiento de la informalidad y la debilidad de muchos Estados en la región pueden dificultar aún más la consecución de los 17 Objetivos de Desarrollo  Sostenible (ODS). 


Hosted by the Hemispheric University Consortium and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the Hemispheric Student Dialogues on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consisted of a series of workshops aimed at promoting intercultural dialogues and digital skills across the hemisphere. Students joined a workshop from October 19 – 23, 2020 to discuss key challenges of the 21st century. 

COVID-19 Hemispheric response

The COVID-19 Hemispheric Response site is an interactive resource where member institutions share knowledge and assets that address the current crisis: Covid-19 websites, resources for students and faculty, online and collaborative resources, research and innovation projects, facilities supporting the emergency, and webinars.