The Fundacion Universitaria Iberoamericana (Ibero-American University Foundation - FUNIBER) has its origins in experiences and university developments in the area of cooperation and development carried out within the framework of UNHWIN-UNESCO Chairs and Networks and European Community Programs.
FUNIBER is guided by the conclusions present in the World Declaration on Higher Education in the XXI Century: Vision and Action (UNESCO, Paris, 1998); a proclamation in which the need for a multicultural education based on quality, pertinence and solidarity in cooperation through college networks.
In the Declaration there is a principal rule followed by FUNIBER: "Life long education". This includes the idea that every individual may be educated in the place where he or she lives and works, wherever that may be.
Modern communication systems now make possible, among other things, on line education. This allows universities to complement their programs by granting students access to all degree programs accredited through a university at the highest academic level. The way to overcome barriers is through the building of University Networks.