TIC Cruz del Sur Project

Development of an on-line tool for the whole management of mobility programmes that will ensure the credit transfer for all international students in Latin America

TIC Cruz del Sur is an Erasmus+ KA2 project nº 585879-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

The design and implementation of an on-line tool for the whole management of mobility programmes (from application to academic recognition) in LA HEIs will ensure the credit transfer for all the international students participating in mobility. This application will be used as an homogeneous tool that allows the conversion of marks in every country of the world, enhancing the quality and effectiveness of the internationalization processes, eliminating bureaucracy and improving transparency.

The University of Murcia – committed to the digitalization of universities – mixes its tradition with innovation; as a sign of the connection between the past and the present. Thus, our institution leads several projects at regional, national and international scale to the implementation and use of New Technologies in the Higher Education Area.

Our commitment is firm in the technological development, sustainability, the use of digital management systems, the agility and saving in a “paper-free”, modern university. Such a strategy sets our goals in a transverse way, which allows us to become the engine in the field of Education and in the Social Sector.

José Luján Alcaraz
Rector of the University of Murcia

Project information

  • Programme: Erasmus+
  • Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
  • Action Type: Capacity Building in higher education
  • EU Grant: 610130 EUR
  • Start: 15/10/2017
  • End: 14/10/2020

The key objective of the TIC CRUZ DEL SUR consortium is to enhance capacity for international cooperation between universities in Latin America’s least developed regions and HEIs in EU countries, by facilitating the transfer of knowledge and best practice in transparency and credit recognition.

Furthermore, it aims at promoting the exchange of know-how and good practices among the partnership HEIs, thus creating IT’s tools in the management of mobility programmes as a part of a future internationalization strategy that may positively contribute to their development. This project will capitalize on the strengths of the existing partnership, Erasmus Mundus CRUZ DEL SUR.

It consists of 10 full member HEIs, targeting a total of 6 countries, 3 in Latin America: Honduras, Panama and Argentina; and 3 in Europe: Spain, Latvia and Portugal.

Most of the Latin American HEIs (4 from 6) are situated in vulnerable areas (Less Developed Regions), into which the project intends to make a big impact.

EU HEIs will play an extremely important role in the mobility implementation considering the experience gained during the last 30 years within the scope of Erasmus.

The internationalization and modernisation of the Latin American HEI’s for the comprehensive development constitutes the project backbone through the strengthening of the International Relations Offices by means of training seminars focused on “Academic Recognition” and “Informatics Tools for Mobility Management”.

The transfer of know-how will be essential, in order to achieve a credit transfer system and to facilitate the study recognition in this Region.

This project responds to the necessity of finding new and innovative solutions for the reinforcement of internationalization strategies of higher education institutions individually and potentially at national and regional level.

Members of the project

Coordinator & Partners


University of Murcia (Spain)
University of Murcia (Spain)


Constanza Saavedra

Project Manager



Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí (Panamá)
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (Panamá)
Universidad de Extremadura (Spain)
Riga Technical University (Latvia)
Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán (Honduras)
Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero (Argentina)
Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras (Honduras)
Universidad Nacional de Jujuy (Argentina)
Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Portugal)