International Association of University Presidents Holds Semi-Annual Meeting in Mexico and United...

International Association of University Presidents Holds Semi-Annual Meeting in Mexico and United States

CETYS University System Joins University of San Diego and San Diego State University in Hosting Unprecedented Meeting


MEXICALI, Mexico, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The International Association of University Presidents will hold its first semi-annual meeting of 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, CA, this coming February.  This unprecedented three-day meeting will hold sessions in the gateway cities with more than 50 universities represented from all over the globe.

This marks the first time CETYS University System is co-hosting a bi-lateral event which will explore topics devoted to showcasing and sharing case studies about innovation in higher education.  Joining forces with international partners and Co-hosts University of San Diego and San Diego State University, a relevant part of the event will take place at their campuses, concluding at CETYS Campus Tijuana on Sunday February 3rd.

Case studies from the Europe, Asia, the Americas, Middle East and Africa will be presented to share thought-provoking ideas and successful initiatives. There will also be a focus on multi-disciplinary perspectives on business, technology, engineering and social sciences/humanities. The final session will discuss exemplary cross border partnerships from around the world.

“CETYS is proud to take a leadership role in helping put together the agenda as well as hosting this meeting,” said Dr. Fernando León-García, President of CETYS University. “We have long believed that sharing best practices in education from around the world will lead to a better educational experience for all.  We take pride that CETYS is also an acknowledged innovation leader,” he added.

Innovation in education is key to providing students and faculty a fuller and richer overall experience. Learnings from other universities from around the world lead to ideation and though-provoking discussions to better enrich the overall university experience.

“Holding this event in major trade and business centers of Tijuana and San Diego further underscores the fact that cooperation and understanding across borders leads to continued and sustained growth,” stated Dr. León-Garcia.

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About CETYS:

CETYS is ranked among the top universities in Mexico and is climbing the ladder of international recognition. With bilingual and dual-degree programs, CETYS is innovative and expects academic, as well as moral, excellence from its students. Further, CETYS’s location in Baja California, a region ripe with innovation, is a major draw. With a population of just over 3 million, and proximity to important cities in the United States, like San Diego, the state has 32 major universities and offers over one hundred professional degrees. The region also has an incredible tech ecosystem, with major technology parks focused on research and development.

CETYS University is the first Mexican university accredited by WASC, (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and boasts alliances with more than 80 international universities, including: UCSD, USD, City University of Seattle and National University. CETYS already serves a diverse population from Southern California, where students from the U.S. border region commute to CETYS in pursuit of an international quality education. By 2020 CETYS University aims to be the educational institution with the best MBA program in Latin America, with a focus on entrepreneurship and engineering.

International Association of University Presidents Holds Semi-Annual Meeting in Mexico and United States