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1 Universidad de Monterrey Ural Federal University
Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEM Laura Pedraza Universidad de Monterrey International Week 2015 Ural Federal University

2 1 2 3 4 About UDEM UDEM challenges and mobility facts
Building strategic international Partnerships Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEM 3 4

3 Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
1 Monterrey is one of the three most prominent Mexican cities, due to its industrial, economic, and educational development. As well, for its services and infrastructure. UDEM: Liberal Arts model, founded in 1969 Student population (2014): TOTAL 11, 955 students (3,089 high school, 7,422 undergraduate, 476 graduate, 968 medical specialities) One of only seven US- accredited Universities in Latin America (SACS).

4 Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)
1 Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) Internationalization plan (2007) Promote international educational experiences abroad. UDEM IN THE WORLD A Student mobility Faculty mobility and R & D 1 2 International curriculum International Campus Institutional Culture 3 4 5 THE WORLD IN UDEM B QEP Turn UDEM into an international educational experience. STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS C Build strategic international relations

5 UDEM challenges and mobility facts
2 Internationalization trends. Increased global awareness and understanding. Student demand for international educational experiences. New demands for mobility. Managing a diverse portfolio for study abroad and exchanges. Construct a mobility trend of in- and outbound students. Evaluation of international student outcomes. Promote institutional collaboration with scarce funding.

6 2 UDEM challenges and mobility facts
Different formats for international experiences Short-term and other Summer Semester or year long

7 2 Study abroad portfolio Curricular courses Short-term programs
International internships Summer programs Language programs Service Learning Co-curricular courses

8 Student mobility Outgoing Incoming

9 51% of the class of 2014 had a documented study abroad experience

10 Most of UDEM agreements are concentrated in North America and Europe.
51% of our bilateral agreements are in 5 countries: U.S.A, France, Spain, Germany and Canada. Most of our student mobility for outbound (50%) and inbound students (70%) relies on bilateral agreements. There is no correspondence between the destination countries for our outgoing students and the countries from where students come to UDEM.

11 Most important factors when:
98% of undergraduates and 87% of graduates want to participate in study abroad. Undergraduates prefer semester (70%) and summer programs (43%), while graduates prefer double degree programs (59%) and short summer programs 1-2 weeks (51%) Most important factors when: choosing a country choosing a university 1. Prestige 1. Country and prestige 2. Language 2. Academic offer 3. Living costs 3. Language 4. Location 4. Location (City) 5. Recommendation by faculty 6. Recommendation by a study abroad advisor

12 Building strategic partnerships
3 Building strategic partnerships Initially, in 1997, all agreements were focused only on student mobility. A need for expansion and a wide offer of programs and institutions was imperative. Internationalization plan: strategic international relations is one of the three main strategies. In 2008 a new position to manage all partnerships and agreements is created.

13 Building strategic partnerships
3 Building strategic partnerships Agreements (2014) Type of agreement # % Bilateral 266 66% Double degree 14 4% Consortia 8 2% Unilateral/study abroad 22 5% Specific programs (language courses, online collaboration, internships) 9 Summer programs 33 8% Bilateral (national) 3% Consortia (national) 3 1% High school 38 9% TOTAL 404 100%

14 Faculty and staff mobility
3 Building strategic partnerships Strategies SPECIFIC STRATEGIES AGREEMENTS COMMUNICATION I. Criteria for signing new agreements VII. Creation and implementation of a communication plan IV. Faculty and staff mobility program V. Support the research efforts VI. Support and search for new programs II. Search for new programs Student mobility Faculty and staff mobility Research Online collaboration III. Review of current offer GENERAL STRATEGIES To differentiate transactional and transformational partnerships. 1 To create synergy with other departments for the construction of partnerships. 2 To establish UDEM offices abroad. 3 To communicate international activities, accomplishments and opportunities. 4

15 3 Building strategic partnerships GENERAL STRATEGIES Strategy
Current situation Goal for 2020 How? To differentiate transactional and transformational partnerships Most of the partnerships are transactional To have more than one form of collaboration with 1 of every 10 partners. -To broaden collaboration beyond student mobility. -To privilege bilateral agreements for double degrees, summer programs and visiting faculty. -To identify more than one venue of cooperation when signing new agreements. To create synergy with other areas for the construction of partnerships There is very little synergy. At least 2 out of 10 agreements are related with the interests and projects of other departments. -Use faculty led programs, summer courses, visiting professors as vehicles for building partnerships. -To formalize existing collaborations. -To link accompanying faculty in summer programs with agreements and projects in negotiation. -To identify common interests and goals. To establish UDEM offices abroad. There are none. To have at least 1 office abroad. -Use alumni and former employees to create strategic relations -Agents to recruit students -Offices that take care of diverse projects. To communicate international activities, accomplishments and opportunities. It is miminum, there is no official media. Send at least 1 semestral newsletter (internal) and 1 annual newsletter (external) -To create a communication plan.

16 3 Building strategic partnerships
SPECIFIC STRATEGIES: student mobility Strategy Current situation Goal for 2020 I. To establish criteria for new agreements: 1) Academic programs with less options 2) Countries with unbalanced agreements or with high demand by students 3) Prestige 4) Countries with potential to send students to UDEM. Criteria are not cleary defined: 1) 13 programs have insufficent options 2) 9 countries have most of the agreements unbalanced 3) 51% of bilateral partners are ranked, among them 45% are top 500 institutions 4) There are bilateral agreements with only 7 of the 20 countries identified. Criteria are established and followed: 1) Increase at least 10% annually the options for these programs. 2) Sign at least 2 agreements per year with those countries. 3) Maintain the percentage of ranked institutions above 50% 4) Sign at least 2 agreements per year with these countries. II. Search of new programs: 1) Double degree programs: academic programs that do not have this option. Double degrees AT UDEM. Online options for graduate students. 2) Short programs, internships, consortia 1) Only 17 programs have double degree options and they are concentrated in three schools. No double degrees are offered at UDEM. 1) Schools that do not have double degree options for all their majors will have at least 2 double degree programs. Establish at least 3 new double degree programs at the graduate level. 2) Maintain a portfolio of all these options available for all programs.

17 Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEM
4 Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEM UDEM currently offers 14 Double or Dual Degree Programs. Every process has presented different challenges as each program has been tailored to match the student needs with the academic and administrative features of each program. The biggest challenges: Matching the academic calendar of each university Agreeing on courses validations and credit transfer High tuition costs, which limit the number of participants. Operational matters such as the logistics of the program itself. Recruiting strategies. Changing the mindset of students and faculty


19 Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEM
4 Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEM From 2000 to 2014 UDEM has had a total of 84 success stories. Next Fall 2015 six students will start their Double Degree in France – a very popular destination. The most succesful program is the one established with Nagaoka University of Technology (Japan) for the Engineering programs. It is the most comprehensive program we have because it involves faculty and student mobility, as well as research and academic collaborations.

20 THANK YOU! Спасиьа!

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