Strengthening our links with Mexico

2015 is the year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico and our International Relations Office (IRO) is celebrating Bath’s engagement with Mexico through additional activities throughout the year.

  • A number of activities aimed at showcasing our strong engagement with Mexico in research, student exchange and recruitment are taking place for the purpose of increasing our profile in Mexico.
  • We will also be celebrating on campus by bringing a taste of Mexico to Bath this Thursday (30 April). Please come along and join in the festivities.

Large Bath delegation visits Mexico

From 18–24 April, representatives from Mathematical Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, POLIS, the School of Management, the Institute of Policy Research (IPR), and the IRO visited Mexico.

Members of the delegation visited colleagues at CIMAT

Building on previous strong engagement in student recruitment, mobility and partnership development, the purpose of this visit was to consolidate collaborations with our strategic partner UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) as well as exploring new opportunities to promote the University.

Activities included a three-day workshop in Mathematics (and the finalisation of departmental student exchange agreement), planning for collaborative activities in Mechanical Engineering and exploratory meetings with POLIS, IPR and the School of Management.  

Members of the delegation also visited the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Puebla in order to finalise an exchange agreement with the School of Management and explore possibilities of collaboration with POLIS. 

A number of lectures and seminars were delivered by staff at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Puebla and Mexico City in order to promote Bath as a destination of choice for postgraduate studies.

One of the recruitment information sessions

Members of the delegation visited a number of CONACyT research centres. These included the CIMAT institute, whose longstanding relationship with our Department of Mathematical Sciences is expanding rapidly to new areas of research.

Exploratory meetings were also held with key representatives of leading research centres such as CINVESTAV and CIDESI (Engineering) and CIDE (Social Science). Representatives from the IPR met with collaborators from BUAP in order to discuss deepening existing research links.

A good turn out at the Alumni Reception

The presence of academic staff from a wide range of disciplines allowed us to enhance our recruitment activity and engage more deeply with potential applicants and offer-holders for Masters and PhD programmes, as well as the main governmental postgraduate scholarship provider, CONACyT. This also gave the IPR an opportunity to promote our new Doctorate in Policy Research & Practice.

In addition to partnership building and recruitment activity, we hosted an alumni network event at the Chamber of Commerce in Mexico City, which gave us the chance to find out how our Mexican alumni are doing and offer ways for them to engage more with us. A good number of those present expressed a strong interest in engaging with the new Bath Connection project.

Further information about the University’s engagement with Mexico and other key regions and partners can also be found on the IRO Wiki.

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