During a session with the University Council to approve the creation of a higher degree in Violence and Harassment Prevention, Jorge Olivera García, rector of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM), said that the university engages in public politics each day.
During the session, which the new directors of the Agricultural and Rural Sciences Institute (ICAR), the University Studies Institute (IESU) and the UAEM Zumpango campus were sworn in, the rector highlighted the university’s engagement in various actions undertaken by the state and federal governments.
“We are a modern university which provides solutions to the problems of our times and those of society,” said Olvera García, who added that the State of Mexico has not applied a public policy without the efforts of UAEM, for over three years.
At the session, Manuel Gutiérrez Romero, director of the Behavioral Sciences department, where the new degree will be offered, said that the course was born of a need and demand from the state government. The specialists at the faculty who designed the course will also be involved in its teaching, which aims to change the attitude of the participating teachers.
The course, geared toward teachers, intends to develop teachers’ skills to prevent violence and bullying, to apply established policies and laws and to employ strategies to develop personal skills as a preventative measure.