In early April, Chancellor Khosla and numerous UC San Diego faculty members spent two days in México City to meet with alumni, brainstorm binational partnerships and meet with leadership in academia, industry and government. Events drew representatives from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico as well as members of several ministries, including the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores and the Secretaría de Educación Pública.
Alumni had the chance to hear about how UC San Diego is looking deeper at the issues that shape our region from Professors Miroslav Krstic and Olivia Graeve from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
More than one hundred attended the symposium, which featured remarks from Chancellor Khosla as well as two panels, including one titled “Binational Approaches to Border Health Initiatives” featuring UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty Chip Schooley, M.D. as moderator, Associate Dean of Global Health Steffanie Strathdee and Associate Professor Joel Wertheim.
In addition, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between UC San Diego and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, establishing a framework for educational partnerships, including summer programs, research internships, student exchange and potential collaborative degree programs.