Open to the world
The Metropolitan Autonomous University (by its Spanish acronym UAM) is open to the world. In view of the fast globalization, scientific progress, education, innovation and culture, UAM has extended the coverage of its substantial activities and, in 2017; it has established its first cooperation and bridging office abroad in the city of Toulouse, France.
Thanks to a cooperation agreement between the UAM and the French-Mexican University Home (by its French acronym MUFRAMEX), the likelihood of establishing a representative office within the facilities of the Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées has become a reality. The cooperation relationship between UAM and MUFRAMEX will enable the formation of a number of strategic alliances between European governmental entities and higher education and research bodies.
In 2017, the first cooperation and liaison office was established in Toulouse, France.
The purpose of UAM’s cooperation and bridging office is to contribute in the development of internationalization policies of the University by identifying and performing a follow-up of key actors on the innovation of higher education, science, technology and culture in Europe. The office will establish a cooperation and bridging agenda between Mexican and European governmental entities, universities, French research centers for the development of bidirectional mobility of students, academic stay exchange, and development of teaching projects, continuing education, research and, cultural dissemination and preservation.
Although UAM recognizes the leading role of the scientific, technological, artistic and cultural European community, it has also identified a great potential to make a significant contribution to international academic exchange with the activities and talents of its students and research professors. In this sense, the UAM office in Europe, based in the city of Toulouse, is the institutional link of the University aimed to consolidate the already long and rich cooperation between students and research professors of our University and of institutions engaged in the development of science and culture in Europe.