Hermosillo, Mexico, Apr. 13 (Notimex).- The universities of Sonora (Unison, for its acronym in Spanish) and Arizona signed four specific academic collaboration agreements to develop research work in areas, among which the knowledge frontier stands out.
The agreements, which also contemplate joint projects in fundamental physics, nursing and digital learning, were signed by the rector of Unison, Enrique Velázquez Contreras and the president of the University of Arizona, Robert C. Robbins.
At the event, where Governor Claudia Pavlovich served as an honorable witness, Velázquez Contreras noted that the agreement between the two institutions is due to substantial progress in the matters under study.
He mentioned that both institutions of higher education, which have many things in common and a close relationship that dates back many years, are involving efforts to benefit the Sonora-Arizona mega region.
He specified that the agreements are for the creation of the Autonomous Computing Center and the Cloud (CAC, for its acronym in Spanish) at the University of Sonora, as well as the Joint Center for Border Studies in the field of Fundamental Physics.
Also the collaboration agreement of Nursing Academics and Students, in addition to the agreement for the Development of Short Programs as research summers for postgraduate students in the areas of nanotechnology and molecular biology.
Likewise, there are workshops to develop online courses and virtual student exchange for the development of intercultural skills.
For his part, the president of the University of Arizona, Robert C. Robbins, expressed the pleasure of being here in Sonora, but above all to consolidate the academic work opportunities that are open for both institutions.
He highlighted the joint work developed between the universities of Sonora and Arizona, in addition to thanking the state authorities for the support to the research and technology tasks developed by higher education institutions.
"We've talked a little about the industrial revolution, and the University of Arizona is going to cooperate with its work in this megaregion; I think the future is clear and bright and it cannot be more appropriate to work together," he said.
He said that Unison has been one of the universities in northern Mexico that has not put up barriers and, on the contrary, has built cooperation work for decades.