Mexican Minister for Education Visits UCD

As UCD continues to build strong connections across Latin America through its global engagement activity within the region, we were delighted to welcome the Mexican Minister of Education, Mr Esteban Moctezuma Barragán to campus on January 24th to showcase UCD’s outstanding educational and research facilities. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the University’s commitment to being truly global in our comprehensive range of disciplines, in the reach and impact of our research and innovation, and in our holistic educational experience.

UCD Registrar, Professor Mark Rogers, College Principle Professor Sarah Prescott, and Dr Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh welcomed the Minister and his entourage to campus and invited the delegation to tour UCD’s unique UNESCO certified Folklore Museum. here, the Minister viewed manuscripts from the School’s Collection, written by primary school children in the 1930’s.

The Minister then visited the SFI-funded Insight Centre for Data Analytics where Professor Brian Caulfield gave a practical demonstration of the application of dynamic data collection and analytics with sports sensors for elite sports athletes.

Finally, the delegation met with a number of our Mexican students and Dean Of Graduate Studies And Deputy Registrar Professor Barbara Dooley and Vice Principle for International in the School of Science Professor Jeremy Simpson to discuss UCD’s global footprint and its connections with Mexico. These are many and varied, and exist through our institutional and research partners and connectivity with Mexican Universities via important networks such as Universitas 21 and the Worldwide Universities Network.