Tecnológico de Monterrey is one of the largest private private, non-profit, independent multi-campus universities in Latin America with 90,000 high school, undergraduate, and postgraduate students. It is ranked among the top 200 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings, 2019. Based in Monterrey, it has 26 campuses throughout the country and 18 offices around the world. It is known for having one of the top graduate business schools in the region and being one of the leaders in patent applications among Mexican universities.
It is the only Latin American institution joining the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) —an organization committed to innovations in both teaching and learning, and Universitas 21, an international network of research-intensive universities established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance.
The School of Engineering and Sciences of Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, is one of the largest engineering schools in Mexico with approximately 7000 undergraduate students. Roughly half of the students are from the metropolitan area of Monterrey and the other half come from all states of Mexico and some Latin American countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador and Central America.
Researchers participating in this project have had experience in international projects along similar topics of interest, some of them with European funds such as the project “Strengthening women leadership in Latin American HEI’s and society” funded by Alfa III Programme, as well as three projects on new pedagogies perspectives for university science courses funded by AECID (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo) and two projects funded by British Council. Moreover, some of the women participating in this proposal collaborate in the 1000 Girls-1000 Futures and STEM-U programs of the Global STEM Alliance Initiative of the New York Academy of Sciences.