Mexico, Jun. 12 (Notimex).- The National Polytechnic Institute (IPN, for its acronym in Spanish) signed a General Cooperation Agreement with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Educational Alliance of Saskatchewan, Canada, which generates a commitment to academic collaboration in scientific research, innovation and technological development.
The general secretary of the IPN, Héctor Leoncio Martínez Castuera, said that in the alliance for education that make up the universities of Saskatchewan, Regina and the Polytechnic of Saskatchewan, the IPN becomes an ally in the construction of a platform that will allow actions of academic and scientific cooperation, as well as the mobility of students, professors and researchers.
The offer of teaching programs of the three universities coincide in academic areas, which will facilitate the start of joint actions, in addition to which it will be possible to work on others that are complementary and that result from the common interest.
In turn, the secretary of Extension and Social Integration of the IPN, Luis Alfonso Villa Vargas, stressed that this is the time for institutions with technological profile, because they will be the ones that have the great change at the international level, so the signature of the agreement opens the opportunity to exchange knowledge.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Educational Alliance of Saskatchewan, Canada, Tina Beaudry-Mellor, said that the signing of the agreement opens up excellent opportunities, both for the IPN and for its region, in a large number of areas of the science and technology.
Such is the case of disciplines such as engineering, medicine, nursing, sustainable energy and mining, artificial intelligence, biotechnology and social sciences, among many others.
The General Cooperation Agreement between the IPN and the Education Alliance of Saskatchewan, has the purpose of establishing the legal framework of reference between the parties in which activities will be carried out aimed at the exchange of students, professors and researchers.
It also contemplates introducing new study plans, carrying out joint research projects, exchanging publications and training materials, developing academic programming and promoting international chairs.