• Both institutions agreed to sign a letter of intent that will allow them to contribute to the joint advancement of academic and educational activities in STEM areas • The head of the SEP, Delfina Gomez Alvarez, has pointed out that education in Mexico is the backbone of the transformation • The IPN´s General Director, Arturo Reyes Sandoval, explained that if the dual postgraduate degree is achieved, opportunities will be opened in both countries for graduates
To contribute to the joint advancement of academic and research activities in scientific and technological areas of common interest, the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), of the United States of America, agreed to sign a letter of intent that will allow them to finalize these agreements.
The IPN´s General Director, Arturo Reyes Sandoval and the director of the office of Relations with Latin America of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), of the United States of America, Juan Pineda, signed a letter of intent that will allow both institutions to contribute to the joint advancement of academic and educational activities, in scientific and technological areas of common interest.
The Secretary of Public Education, Delfina Gomez Alvarez, has pointed out that education in Mexico is the backbone of transformation, so there is no real change, without an equitable, inclusive and excellent education.
The IPN´s General Director, Arturo Reyes Sandoval, explained that the areas that are intended to be promoted correspond to metallurgy, minerals and new materials, in addition to strengthening the english language, particularly at a technical level and very especially, is proposed the possibility of constituting dual postgraduate courses that would open opportunities in both countries for graduates.
According to the head of the IPN, the idea is to take advantage of the strengths and capabilities of both institutions, particularly in relation to the skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM, for its acronym in english), which have been identified and will be the basis for implementing a series of key activities to develop research at the undergraduate and graduate level.
He stressed that these actions promote the internationalization of the IPN, one of the transversal axes of the Institutional Development Program (2019-2024) of this house of studies, since it is contemplated to focus activities on engineering areas that manage to positively impact education and the economy of both countries, and that also allow the institution to position itself as a leader in the region.
He added that this plan includes hard work with the United States, without neglecting other continents such as Europe or Australia. “We are looking at all parts of the world that are interested in working with the Polytechnic, of course our neighbors in the United States are going to be the most active, but we continue to look for new opportunities for our students and academics, so that they can open other doors, other windows to the world”, he said.
For his part, Juan Pineda expressed his gratitude for the beginning of this collaboration with one of the best technological institutions in Mexico that will encourage both institutions to explore new ways to face the problems of the global world jointly and promote the development of science and technology in the region.
The New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology is a public university that was founded in 1893. Located in Socorro, New Mexico. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts and science with specializations in aerospace studies, atmospheric sciences, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental and earth sciences, in addition to general studies in geochemistry, geology, humanities, hydrology, and psychology. It also awards engineering degrees in the areas of chemistry, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, minerals and engineering management.