Troy University partners with Anáhuac Querétaro University for research, exchange

Luis Eduardo Alverde Montemayor, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. and Dr. Andrés Ysita León Portilla of St. Andrews Medical Center participated in the ceremony.

Luis Eduardo Alverde Montemayor, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr. and Dr. Andrés Ysita León Portilla of St. Andrews Medical Center participated in the ceremony.

Troy University has signed a partnership agreement with Anáhuac Querétaro University in Querétaro, Mexico, opening the door for student, faculty, and athletics exchange programs along with collaborative research. Troy University has more than 100 partner universities in 31 countries worldwide—but Anáhuac University is the first partner in Mexico.

The agreement was signed on March 21, during a visit by Troy University officials to the Anáhuac Querétaro campus. The agreement provides for a variety of potential activities, including faculty exchange, research, and study-abroad opportunities for students. In addition, both universities will create opportunities for student-athletes to travel and compete.

“We had a wonderful visit to the Anáhuac Querétaro campus,” said Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor.  “The campus is beautiful, is located in a safe region of Mexico and the leadership and faculty are outstanding! Further, our Sorrell College of Business Global Scholars visited Anáhuac University and Queretaro and had a marvelous ten day experience. I believe this partnership offers many unique opportunities for students from both universities to learn and expand their horizons across many fields of study. As Alabama’s International University, TROY is committed to preparing students to be both globally competitive and globally aware, and this partnership is beneficial to the efforts of both institutions as we seek to develop the next generation of global leaders.”

Among the potential areas of collaboration between TROY and Anáhuac is health sciences. In addition to the partnership with TROY, Anáhuac Querétaro has also announced a partnership with St. Andrews Medical Center to establish the first teaching hospital within the Network of Anáhuac Universities in Mexico. This initiative will allow students of Health Sciences and other disciplines to develop essential practical skills from the beginning of their academic training.

As a leading provider of both undergraduate and graduate nursing education, TROY is poised to support Anáhuac Querétaro’s efforts to expand healthcare education in Mexico.

“From the foundation of a strong relationship, great things can happen,” Hawkins said. “We are happy to begin this partnership with Anáhuac Querétaro University and St. Andrews Medical Center and look forward to creating new opportunities for our students, faculty, and athletes.”

Luis Eduardo Alverde Montemayor, Rector of the Anáhuac Querétaro University said TROY and Anáhuac Querétaro share a vision for providing students with a global educational experience.

“The collaboration between Anáhuac Querétaro and Troy University signifies more than just a formal agreement; it represents a shared commitment to excellence in education and the holistic development of students and scholars,” Montemayor said. “By joining forces, we can broaden horizons, exchange knowledge, and cultivate a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives.”