Public, Private and University Cooperation as a Formative Mechanism of Innovative Methods: The Case of the Metropolitan Zone of Guadalajara

Lara, Ray Freddy
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One of the most important assumptions within the economy is knowing that countries, states, regions, cities and municipalities are faced with, among others, two significant challenges within the economic system: the generation of employment for their inhabitants and their economic development. This presentation seeks to relate this dynamic with one of the priorities for North American higher education collaboration as identified in the Calgary Recommendations, namely the linkages between higher education and the private sector. This work unites these challenges by showing that the linkages between the public, private and university sectors of the metropolitan zone of Guadalajara have created an incipient innovative medium which has promoted a number of conditions favorable to the entry and development of professionals and students coming from local universities into the knowledge society.

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CONAHEC's 12th North American Higher Education Conference - Monterrey 2008
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Join leaders and practitioners of higher education, business, government and students in the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico for CONAHEC’s 12th North American Higher Education Conference! North Americans share many historical, cultural, and linguistic bonds and many common issues to face. With the signing of NAFTA in 1994, our region has become inextricably linked by growing economic ties. Leaders in North America recognize that regional and individual community prosperity depends largely on the global competencies of our future professionals -- today's students. Governmental and educational leaders acknowledge that higher education institutions in North America must be more proactive and offer students opportunities to gain international expertise by becoming more internationally oriented while strengthening local connections in their teaching, research and public service functions.More than a decade after NAFTA was launched, it is increasingly evident that our region cannot isolate itself, but must rather develop stronger and more productive linkages both internally and with other world regions. Higher education has an important role to play in connecting North America with the rest of the world. Together, we will revitalize the North American higher education collaborative agenda for the new political, economic and educational context in which we live today.