rector-300x225San Francisco, CA. , Universia and Santander Universities in Mexico continue to be the bridge for the international projection of higher education institutions in our country, managing and leading, for the third consecutive year, the participation of a Mexican delegation of more than 40 leaders of public and private universities in the 98th editionof the Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE), one of the most important events of higher education in the United States.

Martha Aguilar Trejo, Rector of Universidad de Celaya, attended as part of the delegation invited by Universia and Santander Universities, to participate in the meeting with the aim of generating collaborative ties with American higher education institutions, to provide their students, teachers and researchers, the tools and skills necessary to develop in the global world, responding to the demands of the workplace and technological advances.

The leaders of the universities that were part of this delegation held a meeting to exchange ideas on higher education in which Molly Corbett, President of the American Council on Education (ACE), Arturo Cherbowksi Lask, General Director of Universia and Executive Director of Santander Universities in Mexico, Jaime Valls Esponda, Secretary General of the National Association of Universities and Institutions of Higher Education (ANUIES) and as guest of honor, Carlos Perez-Verdia Canales, Undersecretary for North America, were present.

Arturo Cherbowski, pointed out that "the work that Santander Universities and Universia do through the different international meetings and forums they organize, designed mainly for universities, is to serve as a bridge to create direct links between the leaders of higher education institutions in a more personal and closer way, beyond political and social conflicts".

Molly Corbett recognized the effort made by Santander Universities and Universia to bring Mexican universities closer to U.S. universities, to establish cooperation and create a relationship between them.

For his part, Jaime Valls Esponda thanked the support that Santander Universities and Universia give to higher education institutions in Mexico by bringing them to forums in which, in addition to having the opportunity to work hand in hand with counterparts from other countries, they open the door to one-to-one collaboration ties with institutions that have common goals, allowing them to enhance all efforts for the benefit of their university communities.

The event included the presentation of the Observatory of University Mobility between Mexico and the United States, an initiative of ACE and Santander Universities, whose main objectives are to provide a clearer understanding of the current panorama of the joint activity of universities in both countries, examining student mobility in depth, and translating the results of such research into case studies, analysis and recommendations on internationalization and academic mobility.

With the participation of the partner universities of Santander Universities and Universia, Santander reiterates its commitment to promote the strengthening of a common space for knowledge, where universities play a leading role in helping to build increasingly competitive societies.