The University of Aberdeen is home to students from over 120 countries worldwide. Of the approximate 16,000 current students at Aberdeen around 19 percent are from countries outside of the United Kingdom. There are over 30 students from Latin and South America on our campus including students from Mexico, Brazil, Columbia and Venezuela, to name a few.
In April 2013 the University of Aberdeen signed a contract with CONACyT, the Mexican Council for Science & Technology which was established in 2011, further cementing links between the institution and Mexico (www.conacyt.gob.mx).
The University is among 22 Higher Education Institutions in the UK who can now receive fully funded students for postgraduate taught and research programmes in arts, social and physical sciences. Information on postgraduate study options at the University of Aberdeen can be accessed at www.abdn.ac.uk/postgraduate/.
The agreement demonstrates the University’s commitment to developing solid and long-lasting partnerships in Mexico, in particular with the country’s oil and gas industry.
The University already has existing partnerships with PEMEX, the Mexican Petroleum Institute and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which aim to support professional and technical developments in the deep waters of the Mexican sector, Gulf of Mexico.
The agreement also reflects the role CONACyT has in managing research funding on behalf of PEMEX and the Ministry of Energy (SENER).
Professor Albert Rodger, Vice Principal for External Affairs at the University of Aberdeen said: “The University is strongly committed to developing mutually beneficial relationships with Mexico, with a key focus on the country’s oil and gas industry.We welcome this new agreement which builds on established education and research links between the institution and key Mexican organisations.”
The first intake of students receiving funding support through CONACyT will begin their studies at the University in September 2013.