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More intensive exchange with Mexico planned

As part of the events to mark the opening of the first Honorary Consulate of Mexico in Liechtenstein, the new Mexican Ambassador to Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Jorge Castro-Valle Kuehne, paid a visit to the campus of the University of Liechtenstein. Discussions with lecturers and Mexican visiting students focused on for more intensive cooperation in the future.


As part of the events to mark the opening of the first Honorary Consulate of Mexico in Liechtenstein, the new Mexican Ambassador to Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Jorge Castro-Valle Kuehne, paid a visit to the campus of the University of Liechtenstein. Discussions with lecturers and Mexican visiting students focused on the opportunities for more intensive cooperation in the future.


Rector Klaus Näscher and the team from the International Office welcomed the new Mexican Ambassador to Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Jorge Castro-Valle Kuehne, to the university campus on 30 January 2014. In addition to a presentation on the history, strategic orientation and current research projects of the University of Liechtenstein, discussions involving Mexican students and Professor Emeritus Hansjörg Hilti were also on the agenda.



Together with Mexican students from the University of Liechtenstein, the team from the International Office, Trudi Ackermann (fourth from right) and Gabriela Cortés (second from left), welcome the new Mexican Ambassador to Liechtenstein and Switzerland, Jorge Castro-Valle Kuehne (fourth from left).


Long-standing university exchange

Since the signing of a bilateral agreement with the Universidad Iberoamericana in 2009, the number of exchange students from Mexico at the University of Liechtenstein has grown rapidly, and there is now lively academic exchange, and excursions, in the areas of architecture and business economics, including in collaboration with the prestigious Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. Jorge Castro-Valle Kuehne was clearly proud of his compatriots and impressed by the work of the Mexican students in Liechtenstein. “It has given me immense pleasure to have been able to enjoy the hospitality of the University of Liechtenstein during my visit to Vaduz for the opening of the first Honorary Consulate of Mexico,” the Ambassador said.





Anniversary: 20 years of diplomatic relations


Within the scope of the campus visit, there was an exchange of ideas that opened up new perspectives for future cooperation between the University of Liechtenstein and the emergent Mexico. The Mexican Ambassador announced that talks would be held in his own country in order to promote academic and student exchange with Liechtenstein even more intensively. Together with the Liechtenstein government, the University of Liechtenstein and the organization Mundo Latino, the Mexican Embassy is already planning a series of events in Liechtenstein on cultural and academic topics for 2014.

“I am looking forward to constructive cooperation with the university and the Mexican community in Liechtenstein to ensure that the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two countries is celebrated in a manner worthy of the occasion,” explained Ambassador Jorge Castro-Valle Kuehne. “At the moment, we are in discussions about the possibility of presenting film cycles and exhibitions in Liechtenstein, but there are also concerts planned,” added Gabriela Cortés, Head of the student residence at the University of Liechtenstein and a founder member of Mundo Latino.





Further information concerning the international exchange programmes at the University of Liechtenstein can be found at www.uni.li/international.