Tecnológico de Monterrey

Founded in 1943
31 Campuses
66,847 Students
17,063 Staff
Joined U21 in 2006

Tecnológico de Monterrey was founded in 1943, a vision of Eugenio Garza Sada and a group of businessmen who formed a non-profit association called Enseñanza e Investigación Superior. The university is a private, non-profit institution, independent and not related to any political party or religious group.

The work of the university and of all of its 33 campuses is supported by civil associations made up of a large group of outstanding leaders from all parts of the country, who are committed to quality in higher education. Tecnológico de Monterrey is currently a multi-campus university system with academic centres in different regions of the country. The prestige that the university has enjoyed since its beginnings, not only for its academic level but also for the culture of entrepreneurship, hard work, efficiency and responsibility it promotes in its students, has motivated its graduates from different regions of the country to promote the formation of campuses of the Tecnológico de Monterrey in their native cities.  Some graduates are now directors of successful companies in Mexico and Latin America, while increasing numbers of graduates go on to take up important positions in the government and public administration.

The Virtual University of the Tecnológico de Monterrey, which has been in operation since 1989, has consolidated itself as a pioneering institution in distance education on the American continent. By means of learning networks and advanced information technologies, the Virtual University offers graduate academic programs; continuing education programs for directors of Mexican and Latin American companies, as well as government and non-governmental organizations; programmes for elementary and secondary school teachers; and programmes for the development of marginalised communities.

Tecnológico de Monterrey promotes student and faculty exchanges with universities from other continents to form the professionals which a global world requires. The university has agreements with many universities around the world for the development of academic and research projects and as a member of Universitas 21 is pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the leading researchers across the world. In addition, Tecnológico de Monterrey offers international undergraduate majors. The syllabus of each subject includes elements that emphasise professional skills for a global work environment.

Dr Joaquin Guerra