The participating universities have been selected from countries under the coordination of the National Tuning Centres. The representativeness of the higher education system of each country has tried to balance with the size of it in relation to the region.

The universities selected are of national excellence in the area they represent, showing the ability to dialogue with people of other institutions working in the same area. Have a significant system (institution size, background, academic credibility and authority), so that an important part of the system is represented with the participation of that institution.