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University of the Incarnate Word breaks ground for new facilities at Bajío Campus

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The UIW Campus Guanajuato projects to develop a new space for ten thousand students, with a direct investment of 15 million dollars in a first phase.

In August 2003, the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) of San Antonio, which is the largest Catholic university in the state of Texas, opened its first academic campus in Mexico, called “the Incarnate Word University Center”, located at Colonia “Del Valle” in Mexico City.

The UIW’s model has been developed based on double degree, which requires to fulfill the US university accreditation’s requirements. This means that the student obtains two titles: the Mexican and the American.

In 2015, the UIW began operations at its second location on an 18-hectare campus with the same North American model. The Bajío Campus is located in the heart of Guanajuato, recognized as the state with the most important economic and industrial development of the Bajio region.


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“Guanajuato’s Knowledge Zone” (Polígono del Conocimiento)

The UIW Campus Bajío has already received a direct investment of 15 million dollars for the first of five stages.

In addition, its position is privileged, since it is located on the Pan-American Highway in the municipality of Irapuato, in what is known as the “Knowledge’s Polygon” (Polígono del conocimiento), exactly in the same zone where large investments from the automotive industry have been made.

The students in Mexico have the opportunity to make exchanges with the main campus in San Antonio, Texas; with the UIW center in Heidelberg, Germany; Strasbourg, France, or one of the more than 144 “sister universities” in 45 different countries.

Additionally, the UIW offers attractive scholarship plans for Mexico and the United States.

The University of the Incarnate Word, founded in 1881 in San Antonio, Texas, ranks among the top 50 universities in the USNews Rankings, and it is the first US University with two campuses in Mexico, according to a study by Cross-Border Education Research Team from the State University of New York (SUNY) -Albany.


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Campus for ten thousand students planned in Guanajuato

In this context, on Tuesday, November 29, the first stone was set for the third building of the Bajío Campus’, that will feature workshops and laboratories for engineering, design, business and information technologies, as well as classrooms, and areas for research and academic management.

This new building is added to the two already existing, and it will start operations in August 2017. The building will have the capacity to accommodate one thousand additional students.

Marcos Fragoso, Vice President of International Affairs at The University of the Incarnate Word of San Antonio, and principal promoter of the project, talked about the total support that the Campus Bajío has by the Main Campus.

He also explained the development plan for the Bajío Campus, which includes eight more buildings as well as sports, culture and art areas for students.


San Antonio’s campus (Google)

José Antonio López Verver y Vargas, Rector of the UIW Campus Bajío, explained the accreditation in Mexico and the United States, will serve for total mobility of students and teachers between campuses around the world, but mainly with the San Antonio campus.

This event was attended by the Secretary of Innovation, Science and Higher Education of the State of Guanajuato, Arturo Lara López; Mayor of Irapuato, Ricardo Ortiz Gutiérrez; businessman and member of the Board of the UIW Campus Bajío, Juan Carlos Pérez Aceves; representative of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Maria Luisa Gamboa; and general director of UBSA, Jorge Américus, as well as local, educational and business leaders, students and other members of the UIW community.

Source: http://www.forbes.com.mx/

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