The University of Arizona is a proud Diamond member of the Arizona Mexico Commission, which has been the premier forum for fostering relationships between Arizona and Mexico for over 60 years. Within the AMC, the University of Arizona is honored to lead and participate in multiple committees and initiatives that contribute to creating understanding and strengthening relationships in trade and commerce, education and research, and improving the wellbeing of residents of both Arizona and Mexico.
The University of Arizona is proud to partner with institutions of higher education and research; federal, state and municipal governments; as well as industry and non-profit and non-governmental organizations in collaborative cross-border initiatives in education, research, and service throughout Mexico.
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE)
Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) is a valued partner to UArizona. Through the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson and the Cancilleria in Mexico City, UArizona has developed a special relationship over the years with SRE leadership that has led to groundbreaking collaborations such as the College of Law's Diplomat Training Program, and many others through the Binational Forum on Higher Education, Research and Innovation, better known as FOBESII, for its acronym in Spanish.
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT)
The University of Arizona has a longstanding collaboration built upon mutual scientific and societal goals with CONACYT, the principal funding agency for graduate study, post-doctoral stays, and collaborative research for the Republic of Mexico.
The University of Arizona maintains a Memorandum of Understanding with CONACYT which allows up to 50 doctoral students recipients of funding awards from CONACYT to pay tuition at "in-state" or resident rates. More information on the UArizona - CONACYT Doctoral Fellowship program is available at the link below.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and UArizona have cultivated a longstanding collaborative relationship going back decades based on shared academic and research interests spanning in the arts and sciences. In 2015 the two Universities agreed to establish one of UNAM's 15 global sites at the University of Arizona, and the UNAM Center for Mexican Studies was inaugurated in February 2015. The Mexico Office of the University of Arizona is housed within the Office for Coordination of International Relations and Affairs at UNAM under reciprocal agreement.