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Technical universities play a decisive role in a country's development, says John Reed

During his participation in the 2015 Advisors' Meeting: ‘Future leaders, inspiring professors', John S. Reed, Chairman Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), noted that it is at the universities where the science and technology that move the world today has been built, emphasizing the chance to establish greater collaboration, thus generating opportunities and development.
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John S. Reed, Chairman Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), offered a talk titled "The role and importance of technical universities".


Feb 23, 2015

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John S. Reed, Chairman Emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and former Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), offered a talk titled "The role and importance of technical universities" during the Tecnológico de Monterrey's 2015 Advisors' Meeting: "Future leaders, inspiring professors".

In his talk, he pointed out the similarities between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Tecnológico de Monterrey, two institutions sharing the same ideas and that are pushing for a bi-national exchange between the United States and Mexico that goes beyond tourism and trade.

"And we have an opportunity for cooperation, which we have already set in motion with two or three activities; we have a future in which our relationship will improve with each year. It is very important for the US to look to Mexico, for there to be an intellectual and technological exchange that will help not only us, but also you," he added.

"I think that as an institution, as MIT has done, you have an opportunity in Mexico to play a role with entrepreneurs and an important role in the world. It is our belief that the value of an institution like MIT or the Tec de Monterrey doesn't reside only in their alumni, but in the innovations that emerge from the university," he stated.



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