Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior

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Center for Technical and Higher Education
Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior
Logo cetys universidad.jpg
Type Private multiple-campus university
Established 1961
President Fernando León García
Academic staff
+500 [1]
Administrative staff
-700
Students -7225
Location Baja California, Mexico Mexico
32°39′21″N 115°24′24″W / 32.655833°N 115.406667°W / 32.655833; -115.406667Coordinates: 32°39′21″N 115°24′24″W / 32.655833°N 115.406667°W / 32.655833; -115.406667
Campus 3 in Baja California, Mexico; Urban
Colors Yellow     
Black     
White     
Athletics Zorros
Affiliations ANUIES, WASC, FIMPES, CONAHEC, among others
Website http://www.cetys.mx/en
Mexicali campus' entrance.

Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior (CETYS), commonly referred to as CETYS Universidad or CETYS University, is an educational system in the border between Mexico and the United States.

Located in the state of Baja California, México, and with campuses in Mexicali, Tijuana, and Ensenada, CETYS University currently offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business and Management, Engineering, and Social Sciences and Humanities, as well as a High School offering the International Baccalaureate program. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is one of the few universities in the country that have been accredited by international accreditation agencies. It is well known for its internationalization programs, as well as its strong ties with both the industrial sector and the community.

History[edit]

Under the support of a group of visionary businessmen, who formed the Instituto Educativo del Noroeste (IENAC), a not-for-profit civil association that supports CETYS. The institution opened its doors on September 20, 1961, in Mexicali. Tijuana began operating in 1970, with the Ensenada campus following in 1975.

Currently, CETYS University is known as one of the top higher education institutions in Mexico, being nationally and internationally accredited. In 2012 it became the first university outside the U.S. to receive WASC accreditation, and its School of Business was granted accreditation in 2014 by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, also known as ACBSP.

Today, IENAC is led by Juan Ignacio Guajardo Araiza, while Dr. Fernando Leon Garcia is the university President.

For more than 50 years, CETYS University has played a fundamental role in the formation of leaders and entrepreneurs that have impacted the community at a local, national and international level.

CETYS education[edit]

CETYS University has a strong humanistic character, and seeks to “contribute in the development of persons with the necessary moral and intellectual capacity to participate in an important way in the economic, social, and cultural improvement of the country.”

The university´s 2020 development plan has four pillars: High Quality, Global Competitiveness, Learning Communities and Sustainability, and six distinctive elements that are included in the curriculum.

Entrepreneurship and innovation[edit]

Strong focus on entrepreneurship and innovation through various programs, including its Business incubator, which is one of the seven accredited by the Federal Government.

Partnerships with business and the community[edit]

Students work closely with the industrial sector, including some of the most important companies in the region, as well as with various government and non-government organizations. They often participate in activities supporting the community.

Internationalization[edit]

Alliances with more than 80 universities around the world, and multiple student mobility programs. Participation in various international education organizations. Almost 40% of students that graduated had an international experience.

Information culture[edit]

Ongoing review of learning outcomes and measurement tools.

Sustainability[edit]

In three areas: academic, financial and environmental. CETYS has invested heavily in infrastructure in order to encourage the use of technology. Currently, 8 out of 10 students have a scholarship or financial aid.

Distinguishments and accreditations[edit]

Nationally accredited by[edit]

  • CACEI
  • CACECA
  • CONAED
  • CNEIP
  • COPAES
  • FIMPES
  • CONACYT

Internationally accredited by[edit]

  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

It has been distinguished as[edit]

  • The best evaluated High School in the State (Campus Tijuana) according to ENLACE
  • The best institution of Higher Education in the State, according to Mexico's Ministry of Education (Secretaría de Educacion Publica)
  • One of the best MBAs in the country, according to national business magazine, Expansion

Organizational Structure[edit]

Campuses[edit]

Programs[edit]

CAT Building at Mexicali campus.

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Datos y cifras" (in Spanish). CETYS Universidad. January 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 

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