Mexico Graduate Engineering Program
Outreach to Mexico’s academic and research institutions has been a long-held goal of the Samueli School of Engineering. Traditionally, joint academic interest has focused on studying social and political relationships between the two nations. Currently, the Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine is the only institution within the UC system to take a proactive approach, launching the first Mexico Graduate Engineering Program (MGEP). The program aims to build an academic and research collaboration that advances scientific knowledge and workforce development in both countries.
The program’s inclusive approach seeks to attract the best talent in Mexico’s educational institutions to build a strong and sustained collaboration. By enabling a dedicated exchange of knowledge and enriching cross-cultural and scientific integration, MGEP seeks to provide solutions to emergent issues that affect the U.S.-Mexico region.
Mexico Graduate Engineering Program goals:
- Facilitate scientific exchange to understand the needs of the U.S.-Mexico region for sustained technological and economic advancement
- Boost transfer of knowledge across borders
- Develop collaborative U.S.-Mexico faculty partnerships and research funding
- Encourage Mexico’s graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to explore research ventures at UCI
- Drive entrepreneurial confidence by ensuring graduates have the knowledge, skills and experience to engineer the best solutions for the complexities of our present and future regional and global economic progress