The University of Calgary recently signed agreements with the Mexican Ministry of Energy to help the energy sector in Mexico.
The ministry has set aside $12 million that will be used over four years to allow Mexican businesses to work on education and energy research with the university.
"The most profound purpose of our energy reform is to create more and better opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship for young Mexican professionals," Mexico Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell said. "The University of Calgary will be a great partner in opening avenues for training and knowledge development for our best people to pursue the opportunities brought along by the implementation of the energy reform. We are excited to begin this venture with an institution that is both prestigious and of high relevance to the global energy industry."
The university and Mexico have been working together for several years.
"Our partners told us that Mexico's main priority is energy, and we worked together to match our strengths to their specific needs," University of Calgary Mexico Regional Advisory Council Chair Dru Marshall said. "The signing of both concept notes will help us to further our partnerships with key academic institutions throughout Mexico."
There are 17 pending or active
agreements, as well as collaborations, between researchers at higher education institutions in Mexico.