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1 Universidad de Monterrey Ural Federal University Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEMLaura PedrazaUniversidad de MonterreyInternational Week 2015Ural Federal University
2 1 2 3 4 About UDEM UDEM challenges and mobility facts Building strategicinternationalPartnershipsDouble and DualDegree Programsat UDEM34
3 Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM) 1Monterrey 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 1969Student 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) 1Universidad de Monterrey (UDEM)Internationalization plan (2007)Promote international educational experiences abroad.UDEM IN THE WORLDAStudent mobilityFaculty mobility and R & D12International curriculumInternational CampusInstitutional Culture345THE WORLD IN UDEMBQEPTurn UDEM into an international educational experience.STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSCBuild strategic international relations
5 UDEM challenges and mobility facts 2Internationalization 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 experiencesShort-term and otherSummerSemester or year long
7 2 Study abroad portfolio Curricular courses Short-term programs International internshipsSummer programsLanguage programsService LearningCo-curricular courses
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 university1. Prestige 1. Country and prestige2. Language 2. Academic offer3. Living costs 3. Language4. Location 4. Location (City)5. Recommendation by faculty6. Recommendation by a study abroad advisor
12 Building strategic partnerships 3Building strategic partnershipsInitially, 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.
14 Faculty and staff mobility 3Building strategic partnershipsStrategiesSPECIFIC STRATEGIESAGREEMENTSCOMMUNICATIONI. Criteria for signing new agreementsVII. Creation and implementation of a communication planIV. Faculty and staff mobility programV. Support the research effortsVI. Support and search for new programsII. Search for new programsStudent mobilityFaculty and staff mobilityResearchOnline collaborationIII. Review of current offerGENERAL STRATEGIESTo differentiate transactional and transformational partnerships.1To create synergy with other departments for the construction of partnerships.2To establish UDEM offices abroad.3To communicate international activities, accomplishments and opportunities.4
15 3 Building strategic partnerships GENERAL STRATEGIES Strategy Current situationGoal for 2020How?To differentiate transactional and transformational partnershipsMost of the partnerships are transactionalTo 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 partnershipsThere 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 mobilityStrategyCurrent situationGoal for 2020I. To establish criteria for new agreements:1) Academic programs with less options2) Countries with unbalanced agreements or with high demand by students3) Prestige4) Countries with potential to send students to UDEM.Criteria are not cleary defined:1) 13 programs have insufficent options2) 9 countries have most of the agreements unbalanced3) 51% of bilateral partners are ranked, among them 45% are top 500 institutions4) 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, consortia1) 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 4Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEMUDEM 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 universityAgreeing on courses validations and credit transferHigh 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 4Double and Dual Degree Programs at UDEMFrom 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.