Rector Jorge Olvera García of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and Nezahualcóyotl Mayor Juan Hugo de la Rosa García, signed a General Agreement of Collaboration. The first action item is giving municipal police officers the opportunity to study at UAEM. Nezahualcóyotl is a populous municipality of the State of Mexico, to the east of Mexico City.
Olvera said that thanks to the support of governor Eruviel Ávila Villegas, starting in the coming academic year, the Academic Professional Unit at UAEM Nezahualcóyotl will offer an undergraduate degree in Citizen Security.
In the ceremony at the Nezahualcóyotl municipal offices, the rector said that the institution addresses issues relevant to the local community through innovative educational programs.
He went on to say that the university does not discriminate and is open to all ideologies, adding that the mission of a public university is to help reverse societal deterioration.
He said the new cooperation will create opportunities for community service and professional internships, relevant to students in degree programs such as International Business, Transportation Engineering, Systems Engineering, Health Education, and now Citizen Security.
De la Rosa García thanked the rector for taking the initiative to start the program. He said that it is necessary to work together across government bodies to improve quality of life for local residents.
De le Rosa García said that UAEM will help improve the issue of security in the municipality, which is a priority for both the municipal government and local residents.