Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Law School Graduate Program Looks to Expand Relationships With Latin American Universities

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Graduate program is considering expanding study opportunities with one of Mexico’s premier educational institutions, the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, ITESM.

The ITESM was established in 1944 and has campuses in 27 cities across Mexico as well as offices in 14 countries. Their educational model “emphasizes collaborative work and uses didactic techniques such as problem-based learning, project-oriented learning, and the case-solving method. In this way knowledge is applied to solving real-life problems, it makes studying meaningful and becomes the object of critical reflection and social commitment.” Their commitment to internationalization is clear as well and it ties perfectly with our own efforts to increase the enrollment of Latin American students in our graduate program.

Assistant Graduate Program Director Lucy Daberkow recently met with representatives of the ITESM Campus Chihuahua, Dr. Tonatiuh Nájera, Dean and Professor at the School of Business and Humanities and with Ana Escobar, Director of Law Studies. During their meeting, several study opportunities that would benefit both institutions were discussed. For instance, offering online courses to fit the needs of student in both schools; exchange programs for students and faculty; creation of short-summer courses to benefit both schools.

Ms. Daberkow said, "We are truly thankful to Dr. Nájera and Ms. Ana Escobar for their hospitality and for the opportunity to work on many projects in the near future."

Stay tuned for more information.

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