As a reflection of the commitment to the comprehensive training of talent and in search of continuous improvement through learning, Dr. Fernando León García presented before students, academics, collaborators, managers, Alumni, and special guests the 2022 Annual Report.
The most relevant achievements were highlighted, such as the closure of the CETYS 2020 Development Plan and the transition to the 2036 Development Plan for the institution, the creation, and implementation of new undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs in remote modality, as well as the return to attendance in the rest of the programs, promoting comprehensive training.
“We have more than 350 students from Imperial Valley and south San Diego. We have mechanisms of financial support as well as extensive scholarships available,” Dr. Leon said. “Recognizing the binational challenges, there are a number of programs that are available in English for students and there will be additional online courses that will be provided in English as well.”
In addition, the implementation of the new Multiexperiential educational model in the summer of 2023 will govern the Institution towards Multiversity, consolidating the bases of High Quality, Global Competitiveness, Learning Communities, and Sustainability, pillars that have guided the Institution since 2010.
At the same time, Dr. León García commented on the progress in aspects such as the link of academic excellence for Double or Triple Degrees in undergraduate and postgraduate, with institutions such as the University of San Diego, City University of Seattle, the creation of the Institute of Comprehensive Training, the endorsement of accreditations and rankings such as Times Higher Education, the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), FIMPES in the 4.0 system obtaining level 1, QS Stars and UI Green Metric positioning CETYS as the only university of Baja California with the difference in sustainability provided by said evaluation.
Similarly, in teacher training, in 2022, 74% of full-time professors had doctorates compared to the 17% obtained in 2010, which is part of the consolidation of the Research Strengthening Plan and the increase in teaching staff belonging to the National System of Researchers.
A sample of the comprehensive training promoted by CETYS is the diversity of academic, cultural, entrepreneurship, student leadership, and sports activities in which the students stand out, such as the wide participation in multidisciplinary projects, regional, and national and international championships in various disciplines, he explained.
On the other hand, in University Sustainability compared to 2010, enrollment in 2022 increased by more than 2,000 students, which represented a greater investment from the scholarship fund, which has allowed 8 out of 10 students to have some type of scholarship or financial support, as well as extensive investment in infrastructure at each campus.
Concluding his presentation, the Rector of CETYS expressed that: “The lessons learned during these years and after a pandemic have allowed us to transition to the new 2036 development plan, on the way to the 75th anniversary of our institution. It has opened up opportunities to explore new challenges for the institution and its learning communities that encourage CETYS of the future to be an example of the vanguard”.