UC San Diego and Centro de Ensenanza Tecnica y Superior of Baja California announced Friday an agreement to collaborate in areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and policy.
The deal with the university commonly known as CETYS is the third that UCSD has signed in recent years with a college in Mexico. The first two are with Colegio de la Frontera Norte and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.
“This academic exchange will strengthen our partnerships and both of our institutions, enabling us to provide robust intellectual leadership in our cross-border community,” UCSD Chancellor Pradeep Khosla. “We are privileged with the unique opportunity to engage in research collaboration with our colleagues from CETYS University on entrepreneurship, innovation and policy.”
The MOU between the schools said interaction may include faculty exchanges, undergraduate student, graduate student and postdoctoral scholar exchanges, joint research and educational projects, and special short-term programs and visits.
“CETYS University is both enthused and honored to formalize this partnership with UC San Diego,” school President Fernando Leon Garcia said.
“We are building on preliminary cross-border activities already carried out in engineering, and others to be implemented in management and global policy and studies,” he said. “The scope and reach of our joint collaboration will involve faculty and students, and create synergies with business and industry in the context of the Cali-Baja mega-region.”
CETYS offers nationally and internationally accredited degree programs in business management, engineering and the humanities at campuses in Mexicali, Tijuana and Ensenada.
—City News Service
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