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Mexican Delegation Visits Campus

Representatives from Mexican universities visit Thursday, March 5.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-4-2015

PHOTO: A group of Minnesota State Mankato students, staff, faculty and administrators met with visitors from Mexican universities Thursday to explore partnership opportunities.

Mankato, Minn. – Representatives from nine universities in Mexico visited Minnesota State University, Mankato from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 as part of a tour the delegation made to approximately 10 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institutions from March 3-6. After visiting Minnesota State Mankato, the delegation visited South Central College in North Mankato.

At each stop on the tour, the Mexican university representatives met campus leaders to learn more about the Minnesota institutions and discuss educational opportunities for Mexican students, as well as potential exchange agreements and partnerships.

“We’re honored to have guests from this diverse group of Mexican universities visit our campus,” said Minnesota State Mankato President Richard Davenport. “In November we hosted a cohort of 30 Mexican students for a successful month-long English language training program on our campus as part of Mexico’s Proyecta 100,000 grant program. This week’s visit is just the first step in what we hope are many future collaborations with Mexican universities as part of that program.”

The U.S. Department of State described the Proyecta 100,000 program and collaboration in higher education between the two countries in a Jan. 6 press release.

This week’s visit was coordinated by MnSCU’s chancellor’s office with Consul General Alberto Fierro, head consul at the Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul, Minn., who is host for the Mexican delegation that is visiting Minnesota.

Among the institutions that will have representatives on the tour are:

  • Universidad Tecnológica de San Luis Río Colorado
  • Universidad La Salle Noroeste, Cuidad Obregón Sonora
  • Universidad Tecnológica El Retoño
  • Universidad Politécnica de Santa Rosa Jáuregui
  • Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • Universidad Internacional – Cuernavaca
  • Universidad Tecnológica de Cancún
  • Universidad Veracruzana
  • Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo

The potential partnerships with the Mexican universities are intended to build on Minnesota State Mankato’s increasing commitment to international education, evidenced by the University’s new Global Education Strategic Plan and subsequent growth in international partnerships and student enrollment.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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