The Secretary of Education, Culture and Sport of the State of Chihuahua, Lic.Jorge Mario Quintana; Dieter Holtz, President of Laureate Mexico; Luis Duran Lujan, CEO of Universidad del Valle de México (UVM); Dr. Bernardo Gonzalez-Arechiga, UVM’s Institutional Rector; Carlos Rodriguez, President of UVM’s Northern Region; and Fernando Letayf Pesqueira, Campus Rector, inaugurated the new premises of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico, Campus Chihuahua. Marco Antonio Gonzalez Gonsen, General Editor of the newspaper Excelsior, delivered the opening ceremony’s keynote speech.
The UVM Campus Chihuahua is the only university in the state that offers students the opportunity to access an international experience without ever leaving Mexico as part of the Laureate International Universities network. The programs taught at UVM have been designed based on the needs of Mexico while opening access to international programs throughout the Laureate network.
In this way, UVM Chihuahua students acquire an international and multicultural experience through different mechanisms. Highlights include participation in courses taught online from other institutions in the network, interaction with professors and international students, access to classes taught by visiting professors and participation in relevant international forums such as the World Business Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative.
The educational model of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico is aimed as developing the learning skills of students so that the things they learn during their program are useful for employment or to start a business. According to the latest survey of graduates conducted by the institution, over 80% of UVM’s students are employed within three months of graduation, and 27% have opened their own business or organization, creating jobs for themselves and for others.
The educational model also includes a semester of internship in every degree program, which means that students gain real professional experience before graduating and have a clearer view of the working world that they will face and the tools and skills they need to be successful. To ensure students will benefit from the teaching-learning process, UVM Campus Chihuahua has best in class infrastructure, located on a huge tract of land, including its library, computer center, laboratories and language centers, workshops, sports installations, mock courtroom, among others.
Chihuahua UVM began operating in July 2011 in the historic center of this city and in October 2012 moved all its operations to its new campus located on Teofilo Borunda Avenue # 14001, Ejido Labor de Terrazas, where students enjoy the region’s most modern higher education facility.
This article has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.