LET’S CELEBRATE SUSTAINABLE GASTRONOMY TOGETHER!

Sustainable gastronomy is that cuisine that considers the origin of the ingredients, how they’re grown, how they reach the markets and, finally, the dish itself. In other words, it supports the protection of biodiversity and the preservation of culture and customs. So, to celebrate Sustainable Gastronomy Day (June 18), we wanted to use this opportunity […]

ELIMINATION OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC IN OUR PILOT UNIVERSITIES IN MEXICO

What actions do our universities take to bolster recycling? In 2019, the Tecnológico Nacional in México decreed the 100% plastic-free initiative, in which each of the affiliated institutions would formalize a Declaration of Commitment, which would include the following: Outreach activities. Elimination of the purchase of products with single-use plastic content. Commitment to evidence the […]

PLANT LIFE THROUGH A FOREST OF HOPE

Healing Trees is a global collaborative movement, whose goal is to plant trees around the world in memory of people who have died from COVID-19. In this newsletter, we want to invite our entire network to unite and plant trees in commemoration of the victims of the virus, but also urge you to promote reforestation […]

WORKSHOP SUMMARY: EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES BETWEEN THE PILOT UNIVERSITIES OF THE TRANSFORMING HIGHER EDUCATION PROJECT

In November 2021, the members of the pilot universities of the Transforming Higher Education Project (Quisqueya University, ITESCAM, IT-Conkal, and ITS-Hopelchén) participated in a four-day workshop, with the purpose of sharing their experiences, including successes, challenges, and problems and how they overcame them, promoting cross learning between all institutions. The session was incredibly enriching, where […]

“FORMATION OF VALUES” WORKSHOP AT OUR PILOT UNIVERSITIES

Following the goals projected by the Transforming Higher Education project, the Technological Institute of Higher Education of Calkiní, the Technological Institute of Conkal and the Technological Institute of Higher Education of Hopelchen each received M.Sc. Irmino Perera Díaz, professor at EARTH University, who offered a workshop aimed at value-based education for students. Since one of […]

THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE AT THE TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION OF HOPELCHÉN

As part of EARTH University’s syllabus, third-year students are required to complete a 15-week internship. This work experience is often an opportunity to open up the student’s horizons and give them a taste of “real life.” The Internship is an intensive experiential learning opportunity that is part of community engagement by the university, integrating two […]

ENCOURAGING INNOVATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SENSE: THE AVANT-GARDE MODEL OF UNILASALLE

UniLaSalle is a world-renowned higher education center, with areas of study focused on Earth, life, environment, energy and digital sciences. The school consists of 4 campuses located in the north of France (Amiens, Beauvais, Rouen and Rennes). It has 3,800 students of which 1,700 are postgraduates. In its 167 years of history, they’ve reached 20,000 […]

ENCOURAGING CONVERSATIONS ON EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN OUR SOCIAL NETWORKS

The Experiential Learning Networking Group (ELNG) on Facebook is one of the 3 groups created by the Transforming Higher Education Project to share principles, experiences, information and publications on these key elements of success. ELNG is a platform or venue for meaningful discussions or conversations on the potential and power of experiential learning (EL) as […]

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN HAITI FROM QUISQUEYA UNIVERSITY

Our pilot university partners continue to implement innovative changes to their educational models.  Of the five elements of success shared by the Transforming Higher Education Project, the Quisqueya University (UniQ) in Haiti is systematically incorporating experiential learning as the principal educational pedagogy of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FSAE in French). We interviewed […]