IOHE at the ANUIES International Conference 2016

November 11, 2016
Written by Faustine Godin

The Executive Director of the Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE), Dr. David Julien, participated in the International Conference of the Asociación Nacional de Universidades e Instituciones de Educación Superior (ANUIES) of Mexico, where he shared experiences with Mexican university presidents as well as general directors and executive secretaries of the main higher education associations and organizations of the Americas and the European Union.

“The ANUIES International Conference represents a unique forum which aims at always fostering the links between the IOHE and Mexico, key Region of the Organization, where approximately 60 out of our 350 members are located”, said Dr. Julien.  The headquarter of the IOHE’s Regional Vice-Presidency of Mexico is located in Guadalajara, at the premises of the Universidad de Guadalajara, and is led by the General President Tonatiuh Bravo Padilla.

“This way, and following the recent bilateral agreements signed between Mexico and Canada, particularly with the province of Quebec, where the General Secretariat is established, it is highly important to notify our Mexican partners about the development of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE), to be held from October 11th to 13th, 2017, and to which they are cordially invited”, he added.

The ANUIES conference was organized by this institution along with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and it took place from November 8th to 11th, 2016, at the Palacio de Minería of Mexico City under the following theme: “Higher Education in the Agenda of 2030 for the Sustained Development”.  The IOHE’s Executive Director participated in the Panel of International Associations of Higher Education “Strategies and Experiences of Collaboration among the Associations for Higher Education”, the International Forum of International Associations of Higher Education: “Educational alliances for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)”, and the II Summit of University Presidents Councils Leaders in the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean.

“(The event) aims at thinking about the contributions and strategies that higher education organizations and institutions of the Americas and the European Union shall achieve in order to reach the 17 SDG”, explained the Executive Director of ANUIES, Dr. Jaime Valls Esponda.

Seizing the opportunity of being in the capital, Dr. Julien met with different authorities of the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP), the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), the Tecnológico Nacional de México (TecNM), and the Asociación Nacional de Universidades Tecnológicas (ANUT) in order to consolidate the proposal of the High Management Seminar on Innovative Management of Technical and Technological Institutes that will be offered in March 2017, in Mexico.

We would like to invite all the Mexican members as well as our Regional Vice-Presidencies to join us at the IOHE’s General Assembly, to be held on November 25th, 2016, at the Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico.

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