ANUT is the member organisation for the 122 technological universities, supporting 250,000 students in Mexico. These universities were designed and developed to bring higher technical education to regions of the country and segments of the population that otherwise would have not had access to University education.
The MOU captures RGU and ANUT’s intention to work in areas of mutual interest such as training, consultancy, capacity building and research.
President of ANUT, Raul Martinez, and Rector Bibian Rodriguez from the Technological University of San Juan del Río, were joined by RGU’s Professor Paul Hagan, Deputy Principal and Vice Principal for Research and Donella Beaton, Director for Economic and Business Development, for the signing.
Professor Hagan commented: “We are delighted to welcome President Raul Martínez of the Mexican National Association of Technological Universities (ANUT) and Rector Bibiana Rodriguez from the Technological University of San Juan del Río to Robert Gordon University.
“The MoU with ANUT that we have signed is an important development in strengthening our relationship with Mexico.
“The Technological Universities in Mexico share many of the characteristics of RGU. They provide an important access route into higher education for students who may not otherwise have that opportunity and they equip their students with the skills and training they need to secure employment in a range of industries.
“Our new partnership with ANUT will enable us to build on our expertise and experience and to work together to share best practice in training the workforce for the future world of work. We have much to learn from each other and look forward to a productive and sustained collaboration.”