UAM’s office activities
The Metropolitan Autonomous University (by its spanish acronym UAM) has opened its cooperation and bridging office in Europe with the purpose of identifying new partners in order to establish scientific and academic cooperation in addition to strengthening the existing cooperation with European institutions engaged in higher education, science, innovation and culture.
The activities of this office are focused on the strategic development in the fields of:
• Joint research
• Joint publications
• Double/triple degree
• Bachelor and post-degree students’ mobility
• Bilateral symposia and workshops
• Transdisciplinary research networks
• Integration of international laboratories
Main cooperation activities
Cooperation activities may be grouped under four headings: research, education, cultural promotion and institutional development.
• To form a UAM-Europe network model aimed to develop a lasting and strategic cooperation between UAM and its European peers.
• To establish the means to participate in international research funding sources offered both by European and Mexican entities.
• To design and implement an interinstitutional distance education model between two or among more European universities and UAM.
• To design an articulation plan between UAM’s student mobility and research groups which maintain cooperation projects with Europe.
• To establish a regular cooperation program between Mexican embassies and European institutions and UAM for the dissemination of Mexican and Latin-American culture such as film festivals, artistic exhibitions, conferences, etc.
• To design and implement a university cooperation program between UAM and European institutions.
• To establish cooperation relationships with Mexican embassies in strategic countries for UAM.
Strategic alliances for scientific and academic cooperation projects
During a first stage, UAM will adopt a strengthening and consolidating strategy for existing alliances. In this sense, four countries have been identified with whom there is a rich and diverse relationship: France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. For each case, a key institutional map is made for developing links, for example, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), National Research Agency (ANR), National Institutes of Applied Sciences (INSA), the University of Toulouse, the Sorbonne, etc., in France; the Cervantes Institute, the University of Barcelona, the International of Andalucia, the Autonomous of Madrid, among others, in Spain.
In addition, UAM will establish cooperation relationships with Mexican institutions established in Europe, such as embassies, Mexican cultural institutes, representations of Mexican universities, specifically with National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), and University of Guadalajara (UdeG), etc. Likewise, a link will be established with supranational bodies engaged in researching strategic topics for UAM, such as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Union, World Health Organization (WHO), etc.