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WUN welcomes new member Tecnológico de Monterrey

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Press release issued: 31 July 2017

WUN expands its global network to Latin America

Tecnológico de Monterrey (TEC) has joined the Worldwide Universities NetworkTEC aims to engage in quality research that educates, innovates, and transforms. Founded in 1943, TEC is a non-profit, private institution ranked sixth in the Latin American region, number 206 in the QS World University Ranking, and number 17 in Princeton Review’s Top 25 undergraduate program for entrepreneurship. The university counts over 90,000 students in 31 campuses throughout Mexico, along with 19 international offices. The main campus is based in Monterrey, capital of the north-eastern Mexican state of Nuevo León.

One of the university’s main objectives is to transform Mexico through the generation and transfer of economic, political, and social knowledge towards their communities, carrying out action-research projects to solve global social problems with national and international impact. Areas of research focus include biotechnology and food; information and communication technologies; energy and sustainable development; mechatronics and engineering; public policy; medicine; education, the humanities, and social sciences. The research strengths of TEC are closely aligned to the four Global Challenges of WUN in Responding to Climate Change, Public Health (non-communicable diseases), Global Higher Education and Research, and Understanding Cultures. 

Rector David Noel Ramírez Padilla and his colleagues will join the WUN Board, research teams and programs. Bristol researchers are encouraged to explore opportunities for collaboration directly with TEC counterparts. 

Further information

Please visit TEC’s website for more information.