Tecnologico de Monterrey or in short just ‘Tec’, is a large private university and consists of 31 campuses spread over 25 cities. Tec aims to be innovative, with high focus on the future of our society.
Tec educates its 95000 students on 31 campuses in 25 Mexican cities through five main schools, namely: the School of Engineering and Sciences, EGADE Business School, School of Government and Public Transformation, and the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences. The university is ranked with five stars in the QS rating for excellence, which classifies the university on more than just education and research but also on available facilities for instance. The university is the only Latin American university in the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) of which the University of Twente is also part.
History of collaboration
The first agreement for cooperation dates back to the year 2000 and included collaboration and exchange in the fields of Teaching Methodology and Project Oriented Learning. During the ’90s many groups of Tec employees paid visits to UT in order to be educated in UT's way of teaching.
The first official exchange agreement was signed in 2014, even though exchange of students was already common since 2007. Based on the exchange agreement signed in 2014, 10 exchange semesters are currently allowed to be exchanged. It is likely that the amount of students to be exchanged will formally double numbers in 2017. UT students enjoy their exchange period at the Tec campus based in the city of Monterrey and the city of Queretaro. UT hosts Tec students from all ITESM campuses.
The educational collaboration is currently being extended toward integrated Bachelor of Science programmes in Industrial Design and in the field of Communication Studies & Digital Media with the ITESM campus in Queretaro. On the long run we hope this possibility will be open to all ITESM students.
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Student/staff exchange agreement
- Agreement of CSTM-UT and CICA-ITESM Campus Mexico State
Support facilities for cooperation
Collaborating with the Tec and sharing knowledge and resources with this university is an important part of UT’s mission. Therefore, UT launches a yearly call for proposals internally to enhance collaboration with the Tec. The aim of this call it to stimulate synergetic collaboration resulting in a strong strategic partnerships with the Tec. UT professors are invited to teach at Tec campus Queretaro every year during the International Education Week.
"UT's research group 'Governance and Technology for Sustainability – CSTM” closely collaborates with their counterparts at the TEC, specifically with the Vice-rectory of Research &Technology Transfer and EGADE Business School. As part of the long story of collaborations with EGADE, on the third week of November 2016, dr. Laura Franco-García visited Campus Monterrey with the purpose to further discuss the setting of the Double Degree PhD programme (DD) “ Governance and sustainability”. The DD aims to create a platform of knowledge through supervision of mutual PhD candidates who will be initially enrolled to TECs graduate programs. Content-wise, sustainability studies will be at the core of the DD. The multi-disciplinary and international scope of sustainability calls for techno-social innovative solutions. The DD will be initially hosted between the EGADE Business School and CSTM (BMS) with the ambition, in the midterm, to evolve wider to other research fields and engage other research groups at UT.