New Agreement with Querétaro Universities Supports Academic Partnerships Between BC and Mexico

Querétaro, Mexico — The BC Council for International Education (BCCIE) has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with six public universities in Querétaro, Mexico to expand scholarly ties, facilitate academic cooperation, increase educational opportunities, and enrich the educational and research environment of institutions in both BC and Mexico.

Universidad Politécnica Santa Rosa Jáuregui, Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro, Universidad Tecnológica de Corregidora, Universidad Politécnica de Querétaro, Universidad Tecnológica de San Juan del Río, and Universidad Aeronáutica en Querétaro form the Consortium of state universities.

BCCIE’s MOU deepens cooperation on several education objectives including joint research, teacher training, and faculty and student mobility already established between BC and Mexico.

The signing kicked off a BCCIE-organized mission to Mexico where BC post-secondary institutions are meeting with existing and potential partners to further develop institutional relationships. BCCIE acknowledges the invaluable support from the Federal Trade Commissioner Service in the ongoing development of BC and Mexico academic relations.

Colin Doerr, Director, BC Council for International Education

“This MOU advances and diversifies BC’s academic partnerships with the Mexican education system and provides additional opportunities for both Canadian and Mexican faculty and students to develop new skills and expand their respective academic and professional networks. We are excited to welcome our newest partners from the state of Querétaro and invite our BC colleagues to productively engage.”

Mtro. Christian Reyes Méndez, President, Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui

“As a consortium of the Polytechnic and Technological universities of the State of Queretaro, we are committed to the personal growth of our community members, specifically our students, by providing cutting-edge facilities, a dynamic learning environment and the tools needed to succeed in college and in their professional careers. We do believe that the opportunities with British Columbia will contribute to our institutional goals for academic and scientific cooperation. It is an honor to work together with the BC Council for International Education.”