Graduate School Signs Agreement to Support Partnerships With Mexican Universities
- November 2008
Clemson University has partnered with CONACYT (Cooperacion Internacional en Ciencia y Tecnolgia), Mexico's counterpart to the U.S. National Science Foundation, to promote the education of selected top Mexican students in the U.S. and to provide funding for selected U.S. students to pursue graduate studies in Mexico. Dr. Bruce Rafert, Vice Provost and dean of the Graduate School, says 'this agreement has been in the works for many months. It was clear to us at Clemson that this partnership is the kind of global cooperation we need to move Clemson forward as an international leader in science and technology innovation and education.'
Present at the signing ceremony on November 7 were (front row, left to right): Dr. Esin Gulari, dean of Clemson's College of Engineering and Science; Dr. Bruce Rafert, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School; Dr. Manual Ontiveros Jimenez, CONACYT director; Clemson Provost Dori Helms; (back row)Dr. Bill Ferrell, associate dean of the Graduate School for international issues; Dr. Anand K. Gramopadhye, chairman of Clemson's industrial engineering department; Dr. Nadim Aziz, chairman of Clemson's civil engineering department; Maria Dolores Maldonado Manjerrez, assistant to the CONACYT director; and Dr. James Cross, vice provost for the Office of International Affairs at Clemson.