CATIE and Marist University of Mérida will promote research, teaching and culture
- During a visit of students and professors of this university to CATIE the organizations signed a cooperation agreement
A group of professors and students of Natural Resources Administration of the Marist University of Merida (UMM by its Spanish acronym) from Yucatán, Mexico, visited CATIE (The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) on July 5th, with the objective of formalizing an alliance of cooperation, to know more about the work of the Center and to know about the options of postgraduate studies offered.
During the visit, CATIE and UMM signed a cooperation agreement to establish mechanisms for collaboration and exchange of support to promote education, research and culture.
Both organizations agree on the importance of promoting and supporting the dissemination of teaching, research, academic programs and culture, so it is proposed to make exchanges of teachers, students and staff to promote training activities, disclose scientific knowledge and the transfer of technologies and develop research projects.
Muhammad Ibrahim, director general of CATIE, mentioned that the agreement is the beginning of a fruitful relationship that will promote the development of projects and exchange of students and teachers. For his part, Miguel Carbajal, director of the UMM's Natural Resources School, said that it is very valuable that students see CATIE as an internationally recognized alternative for postgraduate studies.
In addition, Claudia Sepúlveda, CATIE's liaison in Mexico explained that it is key for the Center that students of the UMM know the academic offer and the possibilities of future collaboration, both for their postgraduate studies, training courses and diplomas developed in alliance with the aim of strengthen CATIE's participation in research networks in which UMM participates in Mexico.
At the end of the visit, Felicia Ramírez, a professor at CATIE Graduate School, offered the lecture "Reflections, experiences and visions of CATIE in Latin American higher education in the context of the resilient management of agricultural and natural resources¨, a space that facilitated the exchange of knowledge between both study centers and motivate students to think about taking their masters degree in CATIE.
The tour also included a visit to the Botanical Garden of CATIE for students to learn about conservation actions and environmental sustainability and taste the variety of tropical fruits that the garden has available.
CATIE's liaison in Mexico
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