Texas A&M University has enjoyed strong educational partnerships with universities, consortia, communities, and governmental agencies of Mexico for nearly 100 years, with the first documented collaboration being a tick elimination program sponsored by the Texas A&M Veterinary School in 1917. From student participation and initiatives in neighboring communities on both sides of the Rio Grande to academic collaboration across Mexico, the impact in teaching, research, and service through engagement and collaboration continue to enhance our connected future.

Below are examples of partnerships:

Texas A&M University has had active student exchange programs with Mexican partner institutions for several decades. Partners include:

  • Universidad de las Americas, Puebla
  • Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
  • Universidad Panamericana
  • Centro de Estudios e Investigacion Santa Clara (CEISC) and Hacienda Santa Clara (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico).  Owned and operated by Distinguished Alumni, Mr. Pablo Marvin’66 and his family, the Hacienda Santa Clara provides a location for a variety of student study abroad programs, research activities, and partnership collaborations. Texas A&M University has joined the University of Guanajuato as a signature partner, investing in information technology at the center through our Mexico based non-profit corporation in exchange for preferred rates and services. Key colleges engaged are the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, College of Geosciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing, and the School of Law.
  • Kukulkan Language Institute is a Spanish Language Immersion Program located in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Texas A&M University's Department of International Studies has a longstanding collaboration with the institute to transfer credit earned into Texas A&M University degree programs.
Texas A&M University and the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia (CONACYT) began the Collaborative Research Grant Program in 2001. This competitive, peer-reviewed program advances inter-institutional cooperation in science, technology, and scholarly activities.

CONACYT provides an E-Spanish Newsletter about research projects in Mexico. Follow this link for instructions on subscribing to the newsletter.

Mexico’s Centro de Ingenieria y Desarrollo Industrial (CIDESI) has a longstanding relationship with the Department of Industrial Distribution and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) to promote the exchange of faculty, researchers, and students for collaborative research, teaching, and training.
The Sterling Evans Library is a collaborator in the project “Los Primeros Libros de las Américas: Impresos mexicanos y peruanos del siglo XVI en las Bibliotecas del Mundo”, a collaboration of institutions in Mexico, the United States, Spain, Chile, and Peru whose goal is to digitize, preserve, and increase the academic interest in books printed in the sixteenth century in Mexico and Peru. To date, this partnership has facilitated the scanning of important documents from six Mexican libraries.
Dr. Gil Rosenthal, a respected expert in animal behavior, has conducted research in Hidalgo for several decades, probing mating preferences among swordtail fish native to the Río Calnali as a model species for understanding evolutionary genomics. In 2005, Rosenthal co-founded the Centro de Investigaciones Cientificas de las Huastecas “Aguazarca” (CICHAZ) research center in Calnali.
Texas A&M University has one of the most sustained efforts among university collections to accumulate insect material from Mexico. Texas A&M systematists have participated in numerous cooperative activities with Mexican entomologists, many of whom have visited the collection to pursue joint or individual research projects. Recently, Texas A&M and Mexican systematists have conducted joint workshops on various aspects of the Mexican fauna and on methods for studying insect biodiversity.
Gabriel Eckstein, professor at Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth, and Rosario Sanchez Flores, Program Coordinator at Texas A&M University’s Department of Water Management and Hydrological Science in College Station, have teamed up to create opportunities for increased cooperation between Texas and Mexico to share water resources and lessen the impact of the drought.
In March 2015, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) was inducted into the Yucatán’s research consortium, SIIDETEY, by Governor Rolando Zapata Bello, as a way to expand research collaborations. Currently, there are about 20 faculty in College Station and 20 in Yucatán working on projects in the areas of sustainable energy, aquifers, coastal dynamics, early warning systems and logistics/supply chain management. TEES is also in the process of expanding collaboration opportunities among other Texas A&M System members.
Since 1991, when the Texas Legislature created the Colonias program, Texas A&M’s University's College of Architecture has been engaged with people of these Texas-Mexico border communities, helping them to build better lives through the conception, development, and delivery of integrated, sustainable, scalable, flexible, evidence-based, outcome-driven, and technology enabled solutions. In February 2015, the most recent success was the new Water Filtration Training Academy which graduated three individuals from Monterrey, N.L.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is working with the Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes and other institutions. A TTI researcher is housed at the Texas A&M University’s global partnership resource office in Mexico and works with private and governmental transportation research projects.
Please contact us if you have a partnership with Texas A&M University and wish to be included in our database.

A list of potential Mexican partners is available here.

Mexican researchers belonging to the National Research System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) in Mexico, can be identified by using the link below: . Click on Menu del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores / Padron de beneficiarios to the right-hand side of the CONACYT webpage.