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A delegation from one of the world’s leading universities, UCL (University College London) will be visiting Mexico from April 5 th -12th to meet with some of the country’s top universities and organisations to discuss future opportunities for partnership and collaboration.
The visit will be led by Professor Alejandro Madrigal : cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fnew .. , UCL’s Pro-Provost for the Americas and one of Mexico’s most internationally respected and influential scientists.
Professor Madrigal’s work in stem cell transplantation, histocompatibility and immunogentetics is the platform on which the most recent advances in bone marrow transplantation have depended.
Professor Madrigal began his outstanding medical career at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) before earning a World Health Organisation Fellowship at Harvard University’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute; followed
by a PhD degree at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, and Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Stanford University.
Today, Professor Madrigal has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and numerous international awards. Last year, he was honoured with the prestigious Ohtli Award from the Mexican Government.
“I know from personal experience as a student,” commented Professor Madrigal, “that the chance to study in a different country has many lasting benefits. I gained understanding of different cultures and learned the importance of global engagement. I want to ensure the young people of Mexico have the same opportunity.”
The delegation will be visiting various universities and organisations, including, El Colegio de Mexico, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), CONACyT, Iberoamericana, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM), Tecnologico de Monterrey and UNAM, with the aim of establishing long-term links such as research collaboration, student exchanges and teaching initiatives.
“There is a long tradition of Mexican students studying at UCL,” explains Professor Madrigal, “with 85 students currently studying at the University in London. It is important to us to continue to develop our partnerships and collaborations with Mexico in order to further enhance the opportunities and research links we can offer.”
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