On 16th September, the academic collaboration between the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (Tec de Monterrey) and the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping (2E3S.eu) was officially started. The agreement was signed by Tec de Monterrey’s center-south zone Rector, Rashid Abella Yunes, Veracruz Campus’ Director, Mauricio Garcia Ballinas, and the Escola’s Director, Eduard Rodés. Sixte Cambra, President of the Port of Barcelona and of the Escola, was present at the signing and so were the Deputy Director-General of Organisation and Internal Resources Pedro Arellano, the Consul of Mexico in Barcelona, Fidel Herrera and the representatives of Tec de Monterrey in Europe: Europe office Director, Jorge Irving, and Madrid office Director, Jaime Larreta.
This collaboration aims to exploit the academic potential of the Mexican students and improve their competitiveness, by training them in international business, logistics, intermodal transport and port management through experiential learning. In the framework of the agreement, the Escola will organise two four-weeks courses per year for around thirty Tec de Monterrey students each. The first edition of the course called “International Trade and Intermodal Transport” already started on 29th August and will end on 23rd September.
This course is organised in collaboration with the Port of Veracruz (Mexico), and is part of the SEMESTER I programme developed by Tec de Monterrey for students from all over Mexico.