CETYS wins US innovation fund in favor of bilateral educational cooperation

Mexicali, B.C. to May 30, 2018.- CETYS University together with Fairleigh Dickinson University of New Jersey, United States, were winners of the “100,000 Strong in the Americas” Grant Competition Fund, sponsored by Banco Santander. It is worth mentioning that CETYS the only Mexican institution selected.

CETYS University and Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) will strengthen their existing relationship by introducing a new study initiative abroad to foster a culture of bilateral student exchange. FDU and CETYS will offer a summer program that will take FDU students to the CETYS Ensenada international campus for a 10-day course and provide practical experience on cross-cultural behavior.

The program is strategically designed to encourage students to continue with longer terms abroad and develop a more equitable exchange between the two institutions; however, with FDU campuses in New Jersey and Vancouver, Canada, the summer program will be open to students from both campuses with the goal of creating a trilateral movement. Seeking to develop cross-cultural skills through the creation of cross-border teams.

Each year, the CETYS International Summer Program (ISP) offers at least seven courses including classes, visits to companies and cultural activities. Since its inception, this summer program has received more than 200 students and teachers who have exchanged their ideas, academic experiences and cultures from different countries such as: India, China, Austria, Germany, USA, Brazil, Spain, Czech Republic, and Mexico.

Dr. Fernando León García, Rector of the CETYS University System, commented that for CETYS University it is an honor to have achieved this winning proposal, along with its strategic partner, Fairleigh Dickinson University.

“It is a pride for CETYS students to go abroad, and interact with people from other universities, in this case with FDU”, commented Dr. León García.

The Innovation Fund inspires universities and higher education institutions in the United States to form teams with their similars in Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada to establish institutional partnerships that increase student exchange and training opportunities.

The objectives of the Innovation Fund are to build bridges of connectivity, increase student mobility and strengthen regional educational cooperation and competitiveness in the Americas. As well as increase student exchange and training opportunities.

More than 1,750 institutions of higher education are currently part of the Innovation Network, with 1,000 universities and colleges in the United States. On the other hand, it is the third time that CETYS University achieves a winning proposal.

“With this achievement, CETYS takes firm steps in its process of internationalization both abroad and at home,” concluded Dr. León García.

Source: CETYS

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