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August-December 2016 Newsletter for the General Coordination of Cooperation and Internationalization of the Autonomous University of Yucatan

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  1. 1. He celebrated the organization of the network of Centers of the CONACYT, "is an extraordinary scheme, very dynamic and very enthroned in the different states, each with its specializations in certain areas and very well de- signed." "I augur an enormous capacity of results and this will allow to obtain economic and so- cial benefits, which is the key to grow as a country," he said. He lamented that, as in other coun- tries in Latin America, "the politi- cal class is not so inclined to give due importance to science and technology for the future of a country." Moya Simarro travels the country with these kinds of conferences in which he combines his profession- al and personal experience, which has generated great interest among children and adults. The researcher said that he was amazed by the vegetation and warmth of the Yu- catan, "I love that relationship of light and vegetation, which allows a pleasant environment in the re- gion." He also said he was very interested in Mayan culture, so he would meet with specialists to learn more about the architecture and knowledge of this town. Merida, Yucatan, November 28, 2016.- The Autonomous Universi- ty of Yucatan (UADY by its Span- ish acronym) hosted Dr. Andrés Moya Simarro, winner of the Mex- ico Science and Technology 2015 award, who shared with students and academics that, “there is no place for obstacles or pretexts, do not be intimidated by anything and instead, we have to continue with our dreams." The researcher makes academic visits to schools and universities in the country in order to stimulate interest in science and awaken new scientists in forums aimed at chil- dren, youth and adults. The Academic Unit of High School with Community Interaction (UABIC by its Spanish acromyn), also known as Prepa 3, was a meet- ing point for the researcher with young students, whom he asked to be constant in their goals and pur- poses. In his talk, he shared part of his life story by remembering that "I also came from a very poor en- vironment, from a poorly educated family living in a marginal neigh- borhood" and yet he was able to get ahead and mark a path in the Science and Technology field. The Campuses of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, and Exact Sciences and Engineering were also part of the visitor's tour. There he presented the main findings in the area of synthetic biology and mini- mal cells, which are fundamental for the area of biotechnology where the interest is to synthesize and create life in laboratories. The researcher at the University of Valencia, Spain, considered that Mexico has a lot of potential to gen- erate more scientific development, "here there is a power seed, the strongest in Latin America, to gener- ate top-level science." He stressed that Mexicans have all the potential to prove that top-level science can be done. "In Mexico, you should not be intimidated by any- thing and it is that when I say that there is potential to generate science, it is because there is now in the pre- sent, and there is no waiting for the future to see results," he said. S t u d e n t s f r o m U A D Y s h a r e w i t h t h e w i n n e r o f t h e d i s t i n g u i s h e d " M e x i c o S c i e n c e a n d T e c h n o l o g y A w a r d " A U T O N O M O U S U N I V E R S I T Y O F Y U C A T A N General coordination of cooperation and internationalization August-December 2016
  2. 2. Without much ado, the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY) is gaining presence in the group of the best universities not only in the coun- try, but throughout Latin America. This is confirmed by Times Higher Education (THE) -from British news- paper The Times, which publishes the results of a study that measures the quality of the universities in the region adapting the methodology of Times Higher Education World Universities. The aim is to reflect the different pro- files and different natures of the Latin- American educational institutions. The universities of Sao Paulo and Campi- nas State, both public, hold first and second place, respectively, of this first study dedicated exclusively to Latin America. A total of 23 Brazilian universities are listed in the top 50. Chile is the next country with most representation with Pontifical University -in the third place- and the University of Chile -in the fourth-. Mexico places two repre- sentatives in the top 10: Tecnologico de Monterrey and the National Auton- omous University of Mexico (UNAM) and sums a total of eight universities- the yucatecan among them- in the overall standings. Fourth in the country UADY is 36th in the list of the 50 best in the subcontinent, tied with the Uni- versity of Guadalajara. It is the fourth most important Mexican university, just below the Tec de Monterrey, UNAM and the Autonomous of the State of Mexico (UAEM). This first edition of the Latin American ranking seeks to provide a more complete view of the institutions to help them establish an approach of individual improvement and international collab- oration to increase the overall quality of education in the region. THE has made measurements on education in many countries and regions such as Ger- many, the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. Complete method The British publication uses an evalua- tion method which analyzes 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators for the most complete and balanced com- parisons. These 13 indicators are grouped into five main areas: quality of teaching environment, learning, volume and impact of research, internationaliza- tion and knowledge transfer. The methodology favors research and teaching universities, taking into ac- count the reputation of the institutions, the proportion of students per teachers, the rate of students enrolled in doctoral programs in each area, the number of doctorates with recognition within the plant institution and revenues of institu- tions as an approach to infrastructure and facilities available for learning. In addition, it takes into account the income received by the institution to conduct research in relation to the size of the faculty and institutional profile. That is, it recognizes that certain institutions, by their nature, are less committed to research. Fulfillment The reputation of research and productivity are also considered. In other words, universities are evaluat- ed for the fulfillment of their main missions: teaching, research, rele- vance and international perspective. For these reasons the rankings that THE makes are among the strongest and with the most impact in the world along with Shanghai. "The Latin America qualification shows a clear objective and educa- tional excellence in this region’s pan- orama," said Phil Baty, editor of THE. Quality Rankings Recent international study places UADY in the elite of Latin America. Measurement Times Higher Education University Latin America just publicized the 2016 Ranking that measures the quality of all universities in Latin America. Of the best UADY is in quality place 36 in Latin America and is the fourth best in Mexico. Source: Mario S. Duran Yabur for News of the Diario de Yucatán U A D Y i s i n t h e i n t e r n a t i o n a l e l i t e P a g e 2
  3. 3. tion of a new degree program in Biomedical Engineering, contributing the experience, capac- ity and adding to the expansion and diversifica- tion of the educational offer. In his message, he outlined historical aspects of the Center and stressed that part of the CIR's role is to continue the training of students at high school, under- graduate and graduate level. The CIR has 10 academic bodies, of which 7 are consolidated; between its two Biomedical and Social Sciences academic units there are about 85 full-time research professors, although that number increases to 160 with workers between administrative and manual staff. These profes- sors teach about 234 courses in the 15 faculties of UADY, as well as 168 undergraduate and 66 graduate courses. At present, collaboration is maintained around 11 research projects with national and interna- tional research institutions and centers such as the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), Universidad Marista, the universitites of Michigan, Washington, Tulane, the Mexico- United States Science Foundation (FEMUC); as well as Slum Foundation, Kellogg, Baylor, among others. Zavala Castro pointed out that in recent years there has been an increase in community and social intervention projects on rescue and devel- opment of natural resources, family health, herbalism, as well as intercultural prevention of maternal death and control of vectors in Mayan communities, among others. He also said that as part of the disclosure of information, there has been more work on social networks with videos- minutes available on the YouTube channel, as well as on the Facebook page; in both sites this information appears under the Program "D@CIR UADY". Adding to this, there is also the Electronic Bulletin. Another novelty is that it has a "Cazabichos" APP (“Bughunters”) on the Android plat- form, which works as a game, with the aim of promoting the culture of prevention on vari- ous diseases transmitted by insects, which are studied in the CIR. The Center also stands out for its programs UADY Consciousness that promotes the Youth Scientific Research Summer, which in the last four years has had a participation of 89 students and more than 70 teachers. Another consolidated activity is the Congress of Scientific Research that proposes the program "Scientific Aware- ness", among others. In the frame of this event a floral wreath and a guard of honor were made in the bust of Dr. Alberto Rosado G. Cantón and Dr. Hideyo Noguchi. From UADY the Rector José de Jesús Williams, CIR authorities, as well as members of the University Council, were present. The ceremony was attended by the directors Guillermo Storey Montalvo, Faculty of Med- icine; Marco Torres León, from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science; as well as Carlos Estrada Pinto, General Director of Academic Development; in addi- tion, Efraín Poot Capetillo and Jorge Canto Herrera, academic and administrative coordi- nators of the CIR, respectively were also present. Similarly, Ermilo Contreras Acosta, Head of the Postgraduate and Research Unit of the Faculty of Medicine and Guillermo Contreras Gil, coordinator of the Academic Unit of Baccalaureate with Community Inter- action. Mérida, Yucatan, October 12, 2016.- The development and innovation of scientific research, the transfer of this knowledge and interaction with the community are pillars that support the Regional Research Center "Dr. Hideyo Noguchi " (CIR Dr. Hideyo Noguchi in Spanish) and place it as a refer- ence nationally and internationally. In presiding over the inauguration of the celebrations for the XLI Anniversary of the CIR, the Rector of the UADY, Jose de Jesus Williams stated that "the history of the Cen- ter, with researchers committed to its envi- ronment, truly leaves in sight a work fulfilled with the original commitments of develop- ment and the transfer of knowledge ". Addressing the researchers and administra- tive and manual staff of the Center, the Rec- tor highlighted the Center's link with national and international educational and research institutions, which strengthens the vision of the global model of knowledge networks that generates strengths and benefits for all. After recognizing the vision of Dr. Alberto Rosado G. Cantón and those who were part of the initial project, he extended congratula- tions to those who are now members of the research bodies for assuming this commit- ment and for continuing contributing knowledge and progress, but above all for continuing to participate in the training of future professionals of the health and social sciences. He said that one of the challenges is to re- main a center of reference and reiterated that it is essential to take advantage of the linkage with the People's Republic of China, which today has the highest development in issues such as vector-borne diseases like Dengue and Zika, as well as in others such as Diabe- tes. In that sense, he emphasized that the research generated by the CIR is distin- guished by the social impact, from its Bio- medical and Social areas, which is an ele- ment that allows to influence public policies in the entity. In his turn, the director of the CIR, Jorge Zavala Castro, reported that as part of the anniversary celebration the 2016 Broadcast Days "Myths and Realities for a Sustainable Life " wouldl be held from October 17 to 21 at the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Theater. Among the contributions of the Center is the collaboration of its researchers for the crea- C I R D r . H i d e y o N o g u c h i o f U A D Y : N a t i o n a l a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l r e f e r e n c e f o r d e v e l o p m e n t a n d i n n o v a t i o n P a g e 3
  4. 4. Cancun, Quintana Roo, August 8, 2016.- Of the five Confucius Insti- tutes Mexico has, the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY by its Spanish acronym) has the largest number of students and the best performance, said Liu Yangdong, Deputy Prime Minister of State Council of the People's Republic of China, while opening this weekend the "Confucius Classroom" at the University of the Caribbean in Can- cun, Quintana Roo. She said these facilities to teach Mandarin Chinese are the result of close cooperation between China and Mexico, as well as a coopera- tion agreement between UADY and the University of the Caribbean signed in 2014. She noted that the other four Confu- cius Institutes are located in the au- tonomous universities of Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, Mexico and Na- tional Autonomous University of Mexico City in Huaxia, with more than 30,000 enrolled students who have contributed to cultural ex- change with China. She thanked the rector of UADY, José de Jesús Wil- liams, for strengthening collabora- tive ties that have consolidated this project "in two years the interest of students of the University of the Caribbean has been significant to learn Mandarin and experience the culture of China ". In her speech, the Deputy Prime Minister formally invited 100 stu- dents and teachers from the five Confucius Institutes in Mexico to participate next year in the summer camp to be held in China. She also announced the donation of 500 books on Chinese culture and a mul- timedia equipment for learning the language and culture of China. She added that to strengthen ties of friendship and affinity between dif- ferent peoples, language is the vehicle that carries the culture "by mastering an- other language, we have more opportunities to meet the cultural diversity of other nations," she said. "China and Mexico are countries with great civili- zations and cultures, that despite the immense Pacif- ic Ocean between the two countries friendship and collaborative work of our people have contributed to its integration and pro- gress,". She recalled that from 1972, when diplomatic ties between the two coun- tries were established, there has re- mained understanding and mutual support and close cooperation in inter- national affairs. She stressed that next year Mexico and China will celebrate their 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations, in that sense, she said, "my visit is aimed at strengthening the consensus between the two countries, as well as cultural exchanges and con- solidate cooperative work in different areas." She said the Chinese economy is in a new stage of modernity and develop- ment, characterized by speed and opti- mization of structure and energy "40 years ago the per capita GDP of China did not reach $ 200, after four decades of reform and opening, we have it made us the world's second largest economy with a per capita GDP about $ 8,000, ". She explained that this model seeks development of quality, efficiency, equity and sustainability. "In 2020 it will achieve double both the GDP and per capita income of urban and rural areas of the country compared to the figures of 2010, with the aim of improving the quality of life of the population." She noted that Mexico is the second largest trading partner of China in Latin America, and that last year the trade volume between the two coun- tries reached the 43 thousand 850 million dollars, also, about 100,000 Chinese tourists visited this nation. Currently about 2,000 Mexican students are studying in China she added. Meanwhile, Tirso Ordaz Coral, rector of the University of the Caribbean in Cancun Quintana Roo, said eight degrees and five master's degrees are offered in this institution, they have an enrollment of 3,000 students and 66 professors from full time, of which 40 they have doctorate. He explained that as a result of the collaboration agreement with the University of the Caribbean UADY has received teaching materials from the National Office for Teach- ing Chinese as a Foreign Language (HANBAN) and three teachers from China to teach the classes. The event was attended by José de Jesús Williams and Andres Aluja Schuneman, rector and director of the Confucius Institute at the Au- tonomous University of Yucatan respectively, Alfredo Dájer Abi- merhi, Secretary of Administration and Finance of Yucatan and life member of the Council of HAN- BAN and teachers, students and parents. The quality of the Confucius Institute at UADY is recognized p a g e 4
  5. 5. UADY Global, the information and images featured in this newslettter belong to the Autonomous Uni- versity of Yucatan (UADY). We would like to thank UADY’s Press Office for their contribution to the content, G E N E R A L C O O R D I N A T I O N O F C O O P E R A T I O N A N D I N T E R N A T I O N A L I Z A T I O N Facebook /Uadyglobal Twitter @uadyglobal Address: Biblioteca de Área de Ciencias Socia- les Km.1 Carretera Mérida- Tizimín Mérida, Yucatán, México E.mail: Telephone: +52 1 (999) 928 27 11 ext. 40351 UADY strengthens its relationship with France Mérida, Yucatan on November 29, 2016. - Directors of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY by its Spanish acronym) and Angers Univer- sity met with the purpose of strength- ening ties of collaboration between the two institutions, promoting bilaterally student mobility, as well as a dual de- gree programs. Pascal Missir, in charge of internation- al relations at the University of Angers, visited the Faculty of Anthropological Sciences of UADY, as part of a first approach, which addressed topics fo- cused on the curricula of the Degree in Tourism. It is noteworthy that currently, both the Faculty and the University of Angers are updating their study programs, which will allow the development of a project with a view to a double degree. Fernando Ensenat Soberanis, coordina- tor of the UADY Degree in Tourism, said that this meeting also discussed the possibility of French students to im- prove their Spanish language and know the culture of Yucatan and Latin Ameri- ca. He indicated that the French University offers a multidisciplinary training, also has two universities in the cities of Cholet and Saumur, its enrollment amounts to just over 20,000 students, of whom almost 11% are foreigners. "The University of Angers is committed to the advancement of educational improve- ments, which contributes to the contribu- tion of new training technologies," he added. He pointed out that this University aims to strengthen its mobility program, create links with universities in other countries to increase the flow of stu- dents and provide quality education. He recalled that there is a collaboration agreement between the UADY and the University of Angers, so that students of both institutions make academic stays to perfect the language. "We are the Southeastern university that receives the most mobility stu- dents year after year. The young peo- ple who make these stays get a pleas- ant satisfaction from UADY and rec- ommend it when arriving at their place of origin ", he emphasized. During his visit to UADY, Pascal Mis- sir toured the campus of the Economic, Social and Administrative Sciences and Humanities Campus and held a conference titled "Quality management of services in companies and tourism and hotel organizations", which was attended by students, teachers and administrative staff.