FIRST SUMMIT OF UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS MEXICO-USA
University presidents visit Guadalajara Campus during the third day of the Summit of University Presidents
Zapopan, Jalisco; March 31, 2017-As part of the First Summit of University Presidents Mexico-US, Universidad Panamericana had the honor of carrying out several activities on its campus. This type of collaboration seeks to reaffirm the spirit of cooperation in higher education.
Among the participating institutions were UNIVA and Tecnológico de Monterrey, as part of the Mexican Federation of Private Institutions of Higher Education (FIMPES), and American universities, members of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). The day began with a presentation about the campus, directed to visiting presidents.
The American guests were able to observe the characteristics that distinguish Mexican universities, as well as the features they share, such as commitment to education and to students. During the presentations, interest was expressed in carrying out collaborations between Mexico and the United States and to create solid bridges for the students of both countries.
Throughout the event, the directors of the different schools presented the different programs offered by UP. Carlos Eduardo López Hernández, dean of the School of Economic and Administrative Sciences, emphasized the role that our country plays in studying and taking advantage of emerging market opportunities. In the area of Engineering, Dr. Sergio Velázquez presented the School and its five programs. For his part, Professor Rafael Santana Villegas spoke about the School of Communication and its importance.
Professor Friné Velázquez Contreras, director of the school of Institution Management, addressed the work that was being carried out. Professor Isabel Álvarez, director of the Faculty of Law presented the various programs they offer. Finally, Professor Daniela Salgado, director of the School of Pedagogy, spoke about commitment to education with an ethical perspective.
One of the highlights during the presentation is the vital role of education in Mexico in the bilateral relationship of both countries. It addressed the issue of US consulate support and how they can help move forward.
As part of the program, a presentation was made by the Jalisco Consortium for cooperation for the internationalization of higher education. This included a description was given of Universidad Panamericana and its international activities, such as business links and consortia collaborations in the United States and Canada. A presentation was also made of the United States Trade Bureau in Guadalajara.
During the day there was a space for a recess, as well as a luncheon offered to those present.