Universidad Panamericana | Boosting research with Horizon Europe
Boosting research with Horizon Europe

ZAPOPAN, Jalisco; March 20, 2024.- The General Vice-Rectory for Research (VGI) of the Universidad Panamericana (UP) continues to strengthen its commitment to the internationalization of research, through intensive training programs aimed at its research faculty with Horizon Europe.

Under the direction of Mtro. Abraham Baltazar León Soto, Institutional Research Coordinator, in charge of leading the strategy to attract and manage external funding for research projects, the VGI has particularly highlighted Module #3 Horizon Europe: From Idea to Funding. This initiative seeks to foster collaboration and advance international research.

In this edition, 20 professors participated in person at the Guadalajara (GDL) campus and more than 50 professors participated online from the Aguascalientes (AGS) and Mexico City (MX) campuses, demonstrating the enthusiasm and commitment of our academic community to the development of international research.

Boosting research with Horizon Europe

Horizon Europe

Horizon Europerecognized as one of the most important programs at the international level, stands out for offering a significant opportunity for the Pan-American research community to participate in research and innovation projects with the financial support of the European Commission. This program not only seeks to promote scientific excellence and gender equity, but also focuses on addressing social and technological challenges to build a greener, more prosperous and resilient Europe. Horizon Europe's openness to international collaborations is a window for Latin America and the Caribbean to contribute and benefit, fostering global mobility and collaboration.

In this context, the training highlighted the contributions of two eminent figures: Viktoria BodnarovaRegional Coordinator of EURAXESS LACand Dr. Angélica CuapioDr. Angélica Cuapio, noted for her track record in obtaining Marie Curie Fellowships and her role as Expert Evaluator for the European Commission. Bodnarova presented EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion, a comprehensive portal offering a range of services, information and support to researchers and innovators interested in advancing their careers through international mobility.

Boosting research with Horizon Europe

Dr. Cuapio shared her invaluable experience in obtaining funding and the importance of the Doctoral Networks and Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) fellowships. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships (MSCA) in strengthening the research capabilities and professional development of researchers.

With a focus on excellence, mobility, inclusiveness, and support for open science and responsible research, the MSCAs present themselves as a crucial resource for the Pan-American research community in its pursuit of excellence and sustainable development.

This module has not only strengthened the knowledge and skills of the University' s research faculty, but has also highlighted the unprecedented opportunities offered by Horizon Europe for scientific advancement and international collaboration. The Universidad Panamericana, through these initiatives, reaffirms its position as a center of innovation and cutting-edge research, ready to address global challenges with creative and sustainable solutions.

With these efforts, the VGI underscores its mission to not only attract external funding, but also to prepare its research community to submit robust and globally competitive proposals.