Moving Towards a New Era of Canada-Mexico Cooperation in Higher Education

Rachel Lindsey & Guillermo Hernández Duque Delgadillo
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As the respective national representatives of Canada and Mexico’s universities, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior en México (ANUIES) are key stakeholders in their respective countries’ internationalization agendas. As such, they have an important role to play in creating spaces for dialogue between Canadian and Mexican higher education institutions and policy makers that advance the Canada-Mexico bilateral higher education relationship.  As a demonstration of commitment to this role, in September 2014, AUCC, with strong support from ANUIES, will lead a high-level delegation of 23 high-level Canadian university representatives to Mexico to engage with key institutional partners and government stakeholders in Mexico City and attend the annual international meeting of ANUIES, hosted by Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas. During this visit, Canadian and Mexican universities will have an opportunity to address a number of common issues and goals related to internationalization through peer-to-peer exchange of information, ideas and best-practices, and identification of new opportunities for partnerships. The visit will also engage key policy-makers from both Canada and Mexico and help to inform the design of national-level internationalization strategies, such as the Mexico country strategy for Canada’s recently launched International Education Strategy. Join AUCC and ANUIES for a live debrief of the September 2014 Canadian university visit to Mexico and a look ahead at the future of Canada-Mexico cooperation in higher education.