Welcome to The Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies' web page!
The Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) has achieved sixteen years of existence, reflecting the importance of Mexico to the United States and, specifically, to the northern portion of Texas, in the context of historical mutual understanding and co-existence of both nations. Since 1995, the Center has developed an academic bi-national agenda between UTD and Mexican higher educational institutions to offer mechanisms of communication and learning experiences for Mexican and U.S. scholars, researchers, and students in science, technology, management, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
It is fitting to recognize that this agenda has gone beyond its initial mission. As of Summer 2012, UTD has extended its linkages with Mexican higher educational institutions such as the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), the Organization of American States (OAS), Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), the University of Guanajuato (UG), the Research Center for Mathematics (CIMAT), Center of Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), the University of Sonora (UNISON), the Technological Institute of Saltillo (ITS), and the Research for Advanced Materials (CIMAV). Other key players actively involved in the development of the UTD-Mexico agenda have been the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez, the Fulbright Foundation, the Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI), the Brockmann Foundation, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Autonomous University of Yucatan, the Autonomous University of Puebla (BUAP), the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas, Monterrey - International City of Knowledge, and the Carbonifera Region Higher Education Technological Institute (ITESRC).
More than 100 Mexican students have pursued or are pursuing UTD academic programs and many have been sponsored by one of our fellowship programs. More than 150 UTD students, faculty, and staff have visited Mexico through the program of collaboration with our Mexican institutional counterparts. The consolidation of cross-national student and faculty mobility has created a new challenge to the UTD community, through the creation and consolidation of bi-national research agendas. As an effort to bridge the gaps of knowledge between both countries, bi-national workshops in nanotechnology y, biomathematics, software engineering and computer science, and art and technology were organized by UTD and its Mexican counterparts during the last seven academic years.
Given the current scope of the UTD-Mexico agenda, beginning with the collaboration between UTD and the Universidad de Guanajuato, we are thrilled to celebrate sixteen years of friendship and dialogue between UTD and Mexico.
Thank you for visiting the web page of The Center for U.S.-Mexico Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).
Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero