‘People are becoming more aware of animals and that they deserve respect,’ says Norma Contreras Hernandez, PhD researcher at the UT Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability. Today she is defending her doctoral thesis dedicated to animal protection in her home country of Mexico.
Students or researchers? PhD and PDEng candidates fall into a category of their own. What is it like to navigate the sometimes lonely road towards a doctoral degree? In this monthly series, we put young academics of the University of Twente in the limelight. This episode gives the stage to Sergio Alvarado Vazquez from the department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management.
The UT is starting a Graduate Research Project together with Tecnológico (TEC) de Monterrey. The project, which represents the first official research collaboration with the Mexican university, is being launched today in the NanoLab.
De UT gaat een onderzoekssamenwerking aan met de Mexicaanse universiteit Tecnológico de Monterrey. Doel is het gezamenlijk publiceren van wetenschappelijke artikelen. Deze week zetten beide universiteiten de nodige, praktische stappen.
The University of Twente is actively working on its international profile - by setting up collaborations all over the world, with a special attention on so called ‘focus countries’. In this series we explore what it takes to convince students and researchers from often the other side of the planet that the UT is ‘the place to be’. In this episode we shine a spotlight on Mexico.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Yet, each corner of the world celebrates this holiday a bit differently. In this series we will shed some light on Christmas traditions of UT international students. In this episode we meet with Nadia Wriu, Mechanical Engineering student from Mexico.
De UT tekende vorige week overeenkomsten met de onderzoekuniversiteit Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), de private universiteit Tecnológico de Monterrey en met CONACyT, de Mexicaanse nationale raad van wetenschap en technologie.
The University of Twente is starting a cooperation with CONACyT (the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology). This collaboration will allow Mexican students to obtain a grant for a Master’s degree course or PhD research at the UT. At the same time, it will give UT students the possibility to do a fellowship at one of Mexico’s top universities.
Het zou een liefdesverhaal kunnen zijn uit een bouquetreeks: mooie Mexicaanse valt voor knappe Hollander. Zij verlaat huis en haard voor de liefde in een onbekend koud kikkerlandje. Het overkwam Laura Franco Garcia (48), hoofddocent bij de vakgroep Governance and Technology for Sustainable Development (CSTM). Tien jaar later is ze nog steeds zielsgelukkig met haar echtgenoot. ‘In Mexico zou ik mij niet meer thuis voelen.’
As September is the month when many countries in Latin America celebrate their independence from European colonizers, LA VOZ (Latin American Student Association) once again organized an 'Independence Party' to share their rich culture and to - of course - drink, eat and dance some salsa!
UT graduate Nadiezdha Crespo helped to establish a community center in her home country of Mexico. In this center, creative people from the base of the pyramid can start up their own company.
Norma Contreras Hernandez, originally from Mexico, is a PhD student focusing on Animal Protection Public Policies in her home country. She is also an animal rights activist, who recently contributed to passing a new law, which bans the use of animals in circuses. ´Fighting for a cause you believe in is a part of being human, ´ she says.