President and Principal Colin Bailey CBE has this week (Wednesday 25 October to Friday 27 October) visited Mexico on a delegation. As part of this, he met with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SECTEI) in Mexico City to sign a memorandum of understanding that opens up potential education and research opportunities between Queen Mary University of London and SECTEI and their partner universities.
At yesterday’s signing, Professor Colin Bailey negotiated a potential joint call for research and PhD opportunities across a range of areas to help tackle the grand challenges faced by the world, and which can only be tackled through international collaboration and partnership.
The memorandum of understanding paves the way for partnership opportunities including:
Speaking about the partnership with SECTEI, Colin Bailey CBE said: “As a global university we are building connections across the planet – and we have a very special relationship with Mexico. This delegation has been a fantastic way of building on our relationships in Mexico. And we look forward to working together to realise the potential opportunities arising from the memorandum of understanding with SECTEI.”
Dr Ofelia Angulo Guerrero, Head of SECTEI, said: "Through this, we aim to establish a framework of cooperation that promotes joint actions and projects in the fields of education, technology, and innovation, especially in areas of interest such as the environment, food sustainability, public health, urban mobility, and security, to name a few.”
The opportunities potentially opened up by the memorandum of understanding signed by Queen Mary’s Principal and Dr Ofelia Angulo Guerrero, the Head of SECTEI, builds on the foundation of years of work that Queen Mary has been undertaking in Mexico.
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