The III edition of the Conference of the Americas on International Education, which took place October 16 to 18 in Monterrey Mexico, saw 824 participants in attendance from 31 countries across the five continents. Under the theme “Knowledge Mobility: Responsibility and Resources”, a dynamic, thought-provoking and academically stimulating programme was presented, resulting in over 215 international experts from higher education presenting 55 academic activities, including the plenary debate, plenary interview, workshops and concurrent sessions; all of which covered the latest trends and immerging key topics of interest in the internationalization of higher education. Moreover, with two thematic networking sessions and interactive exhibition booth area, attendees were able to engage in inter-institutional exchanges regarding shared HE interests.

Over the course of three days, speakers, experts, government officials, philanthropic and public associations, conference organizers, and participants alike worked together to achieve a collective goal: use this common space to not only identify and discuss important trends in HE, but to collaborate as members of the tertiary education community to exchange experiences, learn from peers from different cultural, social, and academic contexts, and build inter-institutional partnerships from across the Americas. An overwhelming response indicates that CAIE Mexico 2013 brought about concrete results in the form of signed memorandums of cooperation, identification of current challenges and strategies regarding the implementation of internationalization in higher education, consensuses on future pathways to explore specifically in the Americas, and pledges made towards taking action to implement these dimensions in everyday practises.

On behalf of the 21 signatory member associations, all our participants, and the CAIE Executive Secretariat, let us express our most sincere gratitude to Jesús Ancer Rodríguez, President of the l’Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León and his entire team at the UANL for their outstanding contribution to this conference and gracious hospitality, as well as the Asociación Mexicana para la Educación Internacional (AMPEI) and our organizational committee for their support and involvement.

2013 Program

The event gathered:

  • 824 participants hailing from 31 countries across 5 continents;
  • Over 340 Higher Education Institutions participating in the event;
  • 53 international academic associations and inter-American governmental representatives;
  • 158 high level women leaders in academia in the Americas, coming from 77 HEIs from 20 countries, participated in the III Meeting for the Space for Women Leaders in Higher Education (EMULIES);
  • Plenary sessions led by important political and academic authorities at the inter-American and international level;
  • 11 workshops offered by organizations and academic experts at the inter-American and international level;
  • 43 concurrent sessions given by international academic associations and higher education institutions;
  • Over 215 international speakers and presenters from higher education;
  • Two thematic networking sessions, organized by the Asociación Mexicana para la Educación Internacional (AMPEI);
  • Exhibition area for higher education associations and institutions, government representatives, and private sector entities, in attendance as official CAIE Mexico sponsors;
  • Activities and events reflective of Mexican culture and traditions.

Résults 2013

2013 Expert Interviews


SPEAKER : Jesús Ancer Rodríguez, President, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, President CAIE Mexico 2013, Mexico


SPEAKER : Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Diez, General Director of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Mexico


SPEAKER : Alicia Cabrero Lobato, President of AMPEI, Director of Academic Cooperation, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico


SPEAKER : Allan Cahoon, President and Vice Chancellor, Royal Roads University, Canada


SPEAKER : Antonio Carvalho Suarez, Recteur, President, Universidad Tecnológica Privada de Santa Cruz, Bolivia


SPEAKER : José Celso Freire, Director, FAUBAI, General Coordinator, RELARIES, Brazil


SPEAKER : Victoria Cruz, Director of International Relations, Universidad de la Sabana, Colombia


SPEAKER : Augustin Echeverria Santiago, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico


SPEAKER : Guiselle Maria Garbanzo Vargas, Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica


SPEAKER : Oscar Garrido, President, Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile


SPEAKER : Pedro Henríquez Guajardo, Director, IESALC-UNESCO, Venezuela


SPEAKER : Alta Hooker, President, URACCAN and RUIICAY Coordinador, Nicaragua


SPEAKER : John Hudzik, Professor and Former Vice-President of Global Engagement, Michigan State University, United States


SPEAKER : Jennifer Humphries, Vice-President, Membership, Public Policy and Communications, CBIE-BCEI, Canada


SPEAKER : Natalia Jamarillo Majarres, Head of Student Affairs and Cooperation, Ministry of Education, Colombia


SPEAKER : Norma Angélica Juárez Salomo, Director of International Development and Cooperation, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM), Mexico


SPEAKER : Nicole Lacasse, Assistant Vice President of International Studies and Activities, Université Laval, Canada


SPEAKER : Guy Lefevbre, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal, Canada


SPEAKER : Francisco Marmolejo, Coordinator of Higher Education, World Bank, USA


SPEAKER : María Teresa Marshall, Executive Director, Consejo de Rectores de Universidades Chilenas, Chile


SPEAKER : Sonia Marta Mora, President, SINAES, Member of INQAAHE, EMULIES Coordinator, Costa Rica


SPEAKER : Sidney Luiz de Matos Mello, Vice President, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil


SPEAKER : Pierre Noreau, Vice President of Programming & Development, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), Canada


SPEAKER : Ireneo Rojas Hernández, President, Universidad Intercultural Indígena de Michoacán, Mexico


SPEAKER : Roberto Salles, President, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil


SPEAKER : Jamil Salmi, Specialist in international higher education, Morocco


SPEAKER : María Dolores Sánchez Soler, Deputy Director of Postgraduate Studies and Scholarships, CONACYT, Mexico


SPEAKER : Donna Scarboro, Associate Provost, International Programs, George Washington University, United States


SPEAKER : Paulo Speller, Secretary of Higher Education, Brazil


SPEAKER : Julio César Theiler, Secretary of International Relations, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Ex-General Coordinator, RELARIES, Argentina


SPEAKER : Vianne Timmons, President, University of Regina, Canada


SPEAKER : Hans de Wit, Professor of International Higher Education at the Centre for Applied Research in Economics and Management, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Holland


SPEAKER : Adel el Zaim, General Director of International Relations, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada


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