President: Mr Salvador Alva
APRU Senior Staff Contact:
Joaquin Guerra Achem, Director for International Affairs
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education or Tecnológico de Monterrey was founded in 1943 and is a private, non-profit institution independent of and not related to any political party or religious group. The prestige that Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education attained from the start, not only for its academic standards but also for the culture of entrepreneurship, hard work, efficiency and responsibility it seeks to instill in its students, has motivated alumni from different regions of the country to promote the establishment of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education campuses in their home cities.
This has given Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education a perception of the different needs of each region and the capacity to prepare professionals who can meet them, without leaving their local environment. In addition, since Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education is a nation-wide system, it has accepted the responsibility to respond to the important challenges facing the country.
Using learning networks and advanced information technologies, the Virtual University offers graduate academic programs; continuing education programs for directors of Mexican and Latin American companies, as well as government and non-governmental organizations; programs for elementary and secondary school teachers; and programs for the development of marginalized communities.