Rectors of Mexico universities explore the role of the university as an engine of peace

The university must be a catalyst for these processes of building peace, a legacy that we want to leave this generation of young people.

(Reposted from: euro.ESEuro.com)

Under the premise of “the role of universities as a motor for the construction of peace in Mexico,” the work of the LXXXIV FIMPES Assembly began April 19, bringing together 114 rectors of the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions in Mexico in Puebla.

“The only path to peace is education. Today we have to see ourselves as a community where respect allows us to go out and meet again as people and move forward as a country,” said the Governor of Puebla during the inauguration.

Mr. Sergio Salomón Céspedes Peregrina participated in the opening of this meeting together with Mr. Juan Pablo Murra Lascurain, President of the FIMPES Board of Directors and Rector of Professional and Graduate Studies at the Tecnológico de Monterrey; Gabriela Bonilla Parada, President of the DIF System of the State of Puebla; María Isabel Merlo Talavera, Secretary of Education of the State of Puebla; Dr. Emilio José Baños Ardavín, Rector of UPAEP and Mtro. José Mata Temolzin, Rector of the Anahuac Puebla.

The works are carried out at the facilities of the UPAEP Linkage Center, one of the host institutions of the Assembly together with the Anahuac Puebla University, within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the first and the 20th anniversary of the second.

During his speech, Mr. Murra Lascurain emphasized that Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are convinced of the transforming power of education, since a good teacher promotes the course of each student’s life.

“When we talk about the challenges we face today, we must do it from a perspective of justice, sustainability and inclusion, in order to detonate actions and solutions based on the dignity of the person,” confirmed the President of the FIMPES Board of Directors.

When we talk about the challenges we face today, we must do it from a perspective of justice, sustainability and inclusion, in order to detonate actions and solutions based on the dignity of the person.

Dr. Emilio José Baños Ardavín, Rector of UPAEP, indicated that Puebla has more than 200,000 higher education students throughout more than 300 universities. “The university must be a catalyst for these processes of building peace, a legacy that we want to leave this generation of young people.”

For his part, Mr. José Mata Temoltzin, Rector of Anahuac Puebla, pointed out that it is necessary to reflect and take actions to promote the culture of Peace. “Education for peace must give firm and forceful answers, to achieve the culture of peace it is necessary to promote the culture of encounter.”

On this first day of work, the panel “Challenges to generate a Culture of Peace from the universities” was held, moderated by Dr. Maribel Flores Sánchez, from the Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Puebla, with the valuable collaboration of Dr. Juan Pablo Aranda Vargas from UPAEP, Dr. Martha Mora Cantoral from UIA, Dr. Julieta Vélez Belmonte from Anahuac Puebla, and Dr. Clemens Sedmak from Notre Dame University.

The activities of this LXXXIV FIMPES Assembly will continue on Thursday 20 and Friday 21.

 

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