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A CETYS UNIVERSITY SYSTEM EXPERIENCES
February 6, 2006.
• The 21st century and globalization have brought changes and increased the
links among people in dramatic fashion.
• Interdependence is now a key word in every corner of the world, it has
intensified contact and interaction among people whose cultural and social
backgrounds are completely different.
• This provides an opportunity to change the educational paradigm that allows
us to go beyond mere unilateral exchange, that is, with only one group or nation.
• It allows us to consider and develop new abilities in our graduates while
generating competitive advantages.
• As we enter this new century, we must develop these abilities and competencies
in a clear and urgent manner.
• CETYS University is a private, multi campus and non profit Mexican
• Membership: ANUIES, accredited by FIMPES and currently
candidacy process of WASC
• CETYS Educational Model is composed of three main parts:
• Philosophical principles
• Educational principles
• Educational characteristics (Matices): humanism, values,
entrepreneurial spirit and international dimension.
• The internationalization dimension is an initiative that aspires to
create in CETYS an environment that fosters an educational
experience that allows students to perform as competitive
professionals and humans in modern society.
• Internationalization is considered as a process that seeks to broaden the
general or traditional development of students and individuals from a national
framework, which has its merits, to a more inclusive one that transcends
borders and prepares them to be citizens of the world.
• Internationalization implies establishing strategies that prepare students and
University community to became part of a multicultural society with a wealth
of diversity, languages and lifestyles.
• This multicultural vision challenges stereotypes, promotes diversity, helps in
finding new ways of developing value adding activities and forces changes that
are necessary for improvement in all fields.
• Global vision is the ability and values that must be developed by the student to
analyze problems and come up with solutions taken the whole world into
• To provide students with the opportunity to acquire an international
dimension so they can increase the value of the educational experience and
will provide ideas and the basis for future development at the local and
• To develop a global mindset in the students and personnel at CETYS
Community, with a basic understanding of other countries, sensibility
towards other cultures, basic knowledge of other languages and the abilities
required in the modern workplace to be competitive in the increasingly
• To develop programs and educational services in alliance with foreign
universities and institutions that support the quality of the international
The international dimension is integrated by six main
• Faculty and Students Mobility
• Foreign students
• International technical development and cooperation
• Social and community services
• International support management
• Curriculum must be the central and key point in the international dimension
since it is the main component that is carried out, learning by students, from
instructors in the classroom.
• Courses with international content, options for special degrees, textbooks and
information, visiting professors (in the classroom and online).
• Using foreign languages, topics of global relevance and papers that reflect a
understanding of the global environment.
• Instructors with international experience, who incorporate international
components into the learning process, study abroad, participation in seminars
and conferences of international relevance.
• CETYS experience
• English as a requirement in the admission process.
• Subjects taught in English.
• Dual Degrees (SDSU and City University).
FACULTY AND STUDENTS MOBILITY
• Stimulate student participation in programs in different countries (Agreements
with 45 Universities of USA, Canada, Latin America and Europe).
• Provide alternatives for dual degree programs that include visits to foreign
university (City University/ Seattle, Washington State and San Diego State
• Raise funds to support such exchanges (Kenworth, CHEVRON).
• Foreign faculty visitors instructors (Cal Poly Pomona, Laverne, Cal State San
Bernardino, Xavier, SDSU, Arizona State University, Concordia/Canada,
• CETYS faculty abroad (Vaasa and Kokkola/ Finland, Fullbrigth
Programs/SDSU and Cal System, Bergamo/Italy, Mariano Egaña/ Chile).
• To attract foreign students so they participate in our study programs and
practical professional and community activities.
• To develop support services for foreign students such as guidance,
housing, work programs and opportunities, academic orientation.
• To maintain contact with the students once they return to their home
• France, Italy, Finland, Canada, England, USA and Honduras.
INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT
• Participate in international programs such as CONAHEC, Phi Beta
Delta, HACU, ACE, AGB, CASE, Universia, A.F.P., CREPUQ, RAMP,
ICEED, NACE, Project Synergy, Buen Vecino, 3 Cs Consortium,
Finland Latin Network, Mexican-Japan Institute.
• Raise funds that assist in instructor and student mobility (LASPAU-
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, EDI-University of Oklahoma, CONACYT,
• International cooperation: DBA (USA Universities), EDD (Spain),
Competitiveness Class (Harvard), DE (ASU and University of Toronto).
• Curriculm Development: University of Calgary, University of Phoenix.
SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
• Activities that involve relations between the institution and the
community, programs and services in an international context that
provide solutions to local needs, such as entrepreneurial activities,
student leadership groups, developing small businesses, etc.
• LASPAU- Harvard University.
• Internships: Sony, Zahori, Imperial, Honeywell, Samsung, Black and
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT MANAGEMENT
• Find management talent and leadership that is able to reach the goals
and objectives set by the graduate school, from human resource
activities, developing strategies and assigning activities and tasks. This
talent may be formed by academic personnel from different areas of the
institution, to facilitate communication with the community in line with
the vision set forth for the programs.
• Establishing policies and support activities.
• International Departments (System, Ensenada, Mexicali and Tijuana)
• International Committees
• Fund raising for mobility scholarships
• International cultural and social events
• Host of the Center French Alliance