HSE University Signs Cooperation Agreement with Panamerican University in Mexico
HSE University has signed a cooperation agreement with Panamerican University (Universidad Panamericana, UP), a leading Mexican higher education institution. The document was signed at the initiative of HSE University-St Petersburg during the university's academic mission to Latin America.
This first major mission by a Russian university to leading Latin-American universities comprised several meetings and negotiations aimed at developing cooperation with educational institutions in the region. Such an academic interaction organically fits into the general trend towards strengthening and developing humanitarian ties between Russia and Latin American countries on the basis of mutually beneficial and respectful cooperation.
The agreement was signed by Anna Tyshetskaya, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg, on the Russian side and José Antonio Esquivias Romero, Rector of UP, on the Mexican side. The agreement covers the development of academic student exchange, the creation of joint educational programmes, and the exchange of experience in teaching and administrative management. The representatives also plan to launch a joint socio-economic research project on the human development index of Russian and Mexican cities.
Panamerican University is a private Catholic university founded in 1967 as a business school. It is among the top educational institutions in Mexico and is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America. The UP campuses in Guadalajara and Mexico City train more than 13,000 students. The main fields of academic activity are communications, business management, engineering, law, management and economics, and organisational management.
During the visit, the delegation held negotiations with representatives of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, UNAM), a large state university with 300,000 students. UNAM ranks 93 in the QS 2024 ranking and has campuses in Mexico, the USA and Canada.
HSE representatives also visited Mexico City College (El Colegio De Mexico), a higher education institution which focuses on teaching and research in the sphere of social and humanitarian sciences.
Mexican colleagues expressed their interest in developing cooperation in social sciences, economics, student exchange and several other areas.
Director of HSE University-St Petersburg
In terms of global partnership, Latin America is an important region for Russia, and we have already had positive experiences of cooperation with lots of countries within it. The population here is about 700 million people, and local universities are distinguished by historically formed academic traditions, high-quality education, comprehensive research, modern infrastructure and intense international activities. This is why we decided to hold this academic mission now in several Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South America.
There is no doubt that there is huge potential to collaborate with many local universities both in educational and research directions. Even in the case of Mexico, which was the first country we visited during our trip, we made sure that we chose the right way. Signing the agreement with UP has become another significant step in expanding our long-term strategic partnership with Latin-American universities.