Monday, June 27, 2016

Mexico, New Zealand: Opportunity for Mexican Students to Study Geothermal Energy Down Under

Auckland signs landmark agreement with Mexico (Scoop)

Twenty Mexican students will have a chance to study at the University of Auckland each year as a result of a new agreement.

The University is the first New Zealand university to sign with Mexican agency Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a (CONACYT) providing sponsorship for Mexican students wishing to study full PhD degrees and also promoting postgraduate fellowship visits between the two countries.

The University hosts an Energy Centre and its Geothermal Institute is actively engaged in research and exchanges in Mexico. Head of Engineering Science, Professor Rosalind Archer, a GRC Member, sees potential for even more collaboration with the signing of the Conacyt agreement.

"This agreement will pave the way for more scientific interchange on renewable energy between New Zealand and Mexico. We hope to see Mexico grow its geothermal energy generation, which will assist it in reducing its dependence on fossil fuels."

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