Universities plan to exchange students, faculty
Photo: WNMU President Joseph Shepard (left) and UACJ Rector Duarte Jaquez (right)
Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University administration officials visited the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez (UACJ)on Thursday to sign a Memorandum of Agreement between the two universities.
The agreement details four points of cooperation including the initiation of joint research activities and publications; the exchange of invitations to scholars to participate in conferences, colloquia, symposia and sharing of experience; the exchange of information in fields of interest to both universities; and the exchange of faculty members and students for study and research.
The visit follows a tour in March of WNMU by UACJ officials to initiate the conversation leading up to the agreement. Officials of both universities educated each other on the programs offered and found areas of interest forexchange initiatives in disciplines including nursing, education, kinesiology and the language institute.
Western New Mexico University has served the people of the state of New Mexico and its surrounding areas as a comprehensive, regional, rural, public coeducational university since 1893 and serves a student body diverse in age, culture, language and ethnic background.