Macquarie’s academic collaboration has gone from strength to strength over the past 10 years with 98 joint publications, five exchange agreements and several dual degree and articulation arrangements with universities across several Mexican states. And now, after a recent visit from Juan Carlos Wiechers from the National Council for Science and Technology of the United Mexican States (CONACYT), Macquarie will further expand its collaborative efforts following the signing of a partnership to provide joint scholarship opportunities for Mexican students to study postgraduate programs at Macquarie.
“CONACYT is Mexico’s official body in charge of the promotion of scientific and technological activities, setting government policies and granting scholarships for postgraduate studies,” explains Guie Hartney, Regional Director for Latin America, Macquarie International.
The partnership is expected to include joint funding for up to 10 scholarships for Mexican students enrolled in a research degree – Master of Research (MRes) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
“The partnership will see Macquarie host Mexico’s finest master and research candidates, and provide our students with high profile research and training initiatives in Mexico normally not available to non-CONACYT partners,” says Guie Hartney.