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- Luis Guillermo Hernández, a graduate student from Tecnológico de Monterrey, participated and won the People Choice Award in the “Three Minute Thesis- 3MT contest.” The name of his presentation was ‘Decoding of motor information from brain signals,’ watch it here: https://vimeo.com/459034288
- The U21 Global Citizen online leadership course was available to 75 students from Tecnológico de Monterrey. The course was taught by Common Purpose, a non-profit organization focused on developing leadership in students around the world.
- The open call to participate in RISE competition (Real Impact on Society and Environment competition) was well received by Tecnológico de Monterrey undergraduate students. With over 101 applicants, a board of international experts was formed to choose the final 3 participants and one of these teams was selected as a winner for the MOST IMPACT category: Proyecto 99 from Tecnológico de Monterrey.
As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, APRU (the Association of Pacific Rim Universities) brings together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on effective solutions to the challenges of the 21st century. APRU Membership is comprised of leading universities from 19 economies of the Pacific Rim known worldwide for their academic and research excellence.
For more information visit: https://apru.org
-Annual Presidents’ Meeting 2020: The Role of Universities in Shaping a Better Future
The pandemic shed further light on the important roles universities play beyond education. President David Garza, Tecnológico de Monterrey, shared lessons from the university’s role in helping to coordinate efforts during the pandemic, including training health personnel and planning for hospital capacity.
-Four teams from Tecnológico de Monterrey were selected as finalist for the Quarantune Student Music Competition, the team from campus Ciudad de México won the first place tied with the National University of Taiwan. The song was called “Somos Más” (We are more), see the video here: https://youtu.be/xxfCb70_8Fs
-Tecnológico de Monterrey students were invited to participate in the APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program (VSE) with 55 universities from the network offering their courses.
-César Alberto Lucio, Tecnológico de Monterrey professor of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences participated in the third session of Teaching in Virtual Environments webinar series. Read the presentation here https://apru.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/APRU-Building-Community-in-Remote-Classrooms.pdf
-Antonio Bellorín, Tecnológico de Monterrey director of risk and security management, participated in the 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2020. While Manuel Pérez, dean of the north region of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, offered a course on Global Health Leadership for graduate students.
-APRU Launches its First Global Inter-University Esports Conference: Tecnológico de Monterrey assumed the leadership of the University eSports International Initiative, both the Vice Rectory for International Affairs and LiFE Mexico Region are in charge of activities and events. In 2020 they launched the Borregos eSports Tournament.
The ECIU was founded in 1997, and the name underlines the European dimension of a selected group of entrepreneurial universities. The Consortium remains dedicated to ensuring a culture of innovation in all of the 13 member institutions, and to providing a catalytic role for innovation in business and society at large.
For further information, visit: https://www.eciu.org/
-A group of Tecnológico de Monterrey professors won the second place in the “ECIU Team Award 2020” for the project iWeek (Semana i).
-The representative from Tec attended the Virtual workshop about ERASMUS with the consortium European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) and Young European Research Universities.
-Also, the project “ECIU European University” was supported with the help of Tecnológico de Monterrey experts in Challenged Based Learning for TEC21 Educational Model.
-Tecnológico de Monterrey supported the creation of the Virtual Institute of Research and Development, which is being coordinated by the Collaboration with the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
CINDA is a collaborative network made up of more than 40 higher education institutions in Latin America. It began its activities in 1971 with the purpose of promoting links between universities and generating, systematizing and disseminating knowledge, which allows it to contribute to the development of higher education policies and university management.
For more information visit: https://cinda.cl/
Within CINDA, the Mobility Exchange programs is possible through “PIU-CINDA” program.
Mobility for undergraduate and graduate students includes programs, courses, internships and other face-to-face and virtual activities of varying duration. For academics and managers, internships and other activities are offered on topics relevant to the different university functions. https://piucinda.cl/
About Magalhães Network
The Magalhães Network was formed in 2005 to increase the academic exchange and collaboration between Europe and Latin American and the Caribbean. Member Universities and faculties/schools of technology, engineering and architecture. Some are public, some are private. The Magalhães Network offers added value to members universities, their students and staff: Effective tools for student exchange, Systematic exchange of best practices for internationalization and a platform to build relations that can be used to develop joint projects between member universities.
For more information visit: https://www.magalhaes-network.org/
-The event “Current challenges and opportunities related to internationalization activities during the COVID-19 situation” had the participation from the Global Classroom by Tecnológico de Monterrey team.
-The General Assembly of Magalhães Network highlighted the work from Tecnológico de Monterrey, mentioning that in 2020, 78 students have done an exchange program with universities from the network.
About the Pacific Alliance
The CEAP Student Internship Program is an initiative launched in 2017 by the Business Council of the Pacific Alliance with the aim of supporting companies to diversify their human capital and promote youth employability, skills development for work and cultural exchange between students from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
For more information visit: http://www.andi.com.co/Home/Pagina/1047-practicas-estudiantiles-ceap
-Tecnológico de Monterrey was part of the “The strengthening of the network-university.” The panel was part of the event “Summit of Partners of the Program of Internships for Students CEAP 2020-2.”
-In November 2019, the call for internships with companies in Colombia, Peru, and Chile was opened for Tecnológico de Monterrey. Six students from Tec were selected and did an internship stay. For 2020, the call was changed to a virtual format and the students that earn a place will start their internship in the summer of 2021.
On April, 2018 Presidents from universities across Latin, America the Caribbean, Canada and the United States convened to discuss the concept of a hemispheric consortium to facilitate problem-based collaborations in education, research and innovation to generate the knowledge and solutions necessary to confronting the key challenges facing not only the hemispheric but also the globe. Collaborations through the Hemispheric University Consortium are based on the shared recognition of the pressing developmental challenges that confront our societies and the consequent imperative that the members jointly reflect, align and act upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.
For more information visit: https://www.thehuc.org/