Partnerships

Texas A&M University has enjoyed strong educational partnerships with universities, consortia, communities, and governmental agencies of Mexico for over 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 bilateral academic agreements with Mexican partner institutions for several decades.  Current partners include:
  • Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados from Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología
  • Estado de Yucatán
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Universidad Panamerican
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Additional Current Agreement Information
 
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.

If you are an A&M or Mexican researcher and you want to know more about this program, please contact Monica Holder at m-holder@tamu.edu 

 
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.

Dr. Rosenthal’s current research integrates evolutionary genomics, field ecology, and animal behavior to understand hybridization between two endemic freshwater fish in the Rio 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.

Dr. Gretchen Miller from the Department of Civil Engineering  at Texas A&M investigates the use of water in agriculture in the different municipalities of Mexico to determinate the amount and type of water used in crops.
In March 2015, the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) was inducted into the Yucatán’s research consortium, SIIDETEY, 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.
Dr. Rhonda Struminger carries out research field station outreach in the United States. She, together with Dr. Gil Rosenthal are starting a riparian habitat restoration project in Hidalgo Mexico that will bring into stronger collaborative efforts with a local non-profit institution, the Calnali ranching and farming communities, as well as, bird experts from Mexico and the U.S. who are interested in migratory birds.
 

Please contact us if you have a partnership with Texas A&M University and wish to be included in our database.

Potential Mexican Partner List

Mexican researchers belonging to the National Research System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores) in Mexico, can be identified by using the link below:
http://www.conacyt.gob.mx/index.php/el-conacyt/sistema-nacional-de-investigadores . Click on Menu del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores / Padron de beneficiarios to the right-hand side of the CONACYT webpage.