BUAP's Experience in Canada-U.S.-Mexico Trilateral Cooperation through the Program for Mobility in North American Higher Education (PROMESAN): The Case on the Civil Society Consortium

Rodríguez Salazar, Francisco Javier & Ana Luisa Rojas Marín
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The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), as a public higher education institution, seeks the way to insert itself into the internationalization process, incorporating, as a primary ingredient, its strong social commitment. In accordance with the Minerva University Model, the public university has a fundamental role in the creation of global citizenship and in the strengthening of a participative political culture which seeks to dimish inequity. The university must continuously work to reach out to society, promoting the study and understanding of issues related to civil society, and by so doing, influence and favorize its own growth and consolidation. Considering the challenge and institutional commitment of preparing young professionals with a new participative culture, the BUAP has actively participated in the Consortium on Civil Society, along with higher education institutions from Canada and the U.S. in the framework of the Program for Mobility in North American Higher Education (PROMESAN). In this presentation we will describe the experience acquired through participation in this consortium and will discuss the way it was useful in the definition and characterization of what the BUAP could achieve in terms of its insertion in the internationalization process.

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XIV Conferencia de Educación Superior en América del Norte del CONAHEC - Puebla 2011
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Colaboración Internacional en la Educación Superior: Encauzando Nuestras Sociedades en una Era de Transformación.