Dr. Cristóbal Cobo

Director, Center for Research – Ceibal Foundation; Associate researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford


Cristóbal Cobo (PhD) is Director of the Center for Research – Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay, and also an associate researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford. Cobo works at the intersection of the future of education, knowledge, technology, and heutagogy.

Cristobal has been distinguished by the British Council of Economic and Social Research (ESRC) and associate research fellow at the Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance, University of Oxford. He was Professor and director of Communication and New Technologies at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, Mexico.
He has served as external Evaluator for the Inter-American Development Bank; the National Science Foundation and MIT Press (US), International Labour Organization (UN), and the International Development Research Centre (Canada). He has PhD “cum laudem” Communication Sciences at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Co-author of the book Invisible Learning, his most recent books is “Innovación Pendiente” (Penguin Random House, 2016). He has been speaker in more than 30 countries (+ 4 TEDx).