CONAHEC is a not-for-profit membership-based network of approximately 160 institutions of higher education in Canada, the United States and Mexico, as well as a select group of institutions from other parts of the world. The organization was established in the context of increasing economic integration and inter-cultural interaction to helping institutions of higher education collaborate to develop programs and educational opportunities to prepare globally knowledgeable professionals able to contribute to the region's continued success and a better world. CONAHEC actively facilitates efficient and cost-effective international collaboration among a large and growing network of the world's pre-eminent higher education institutions and organizations enabling more and better international linkages among them.  CONAHEC seeks to advance the consolidation of the North American higher education community and its relationship with international partners by promoting collaboration and cooperation among its members and affiliates and providing a variety of fora in which member representatives can meet, interact and develop their collaborative and cooperative projects.