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October 6, 2011
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Arizona State University and Tecnologico de Monterrey will partner on a Latin American office of the Global Institute of Sustainability, an effort designed to bring more focus to the institute.

The office will be on Tecnologico de Monterrey’s Mexico City Campus and run by the Mexican university using ASU’s model, said Rick Shangraw, senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development at ASU and director at the institute.

“There will be no noticeable differences,” he said. “Same focus, similar programs. Of course, the projects out of Tec will focus on sustainability issues in Latin America so the project portfolios will be different but with many overlaps.”

Sustainability has become a large part of ASU’s mission, and the institute on the Tempe campus has been used to connect various university programs in research, education and business.

Tecnologico de Monterrey is Mexico’s largest nonprofit higher education system with 31 campuses throughout the country. It currently has an office at ASU SkySong in Scottsdale.

The goal of the new office for the institute is unite the work already being done at Tecnologico de Monterrey in the sustainability fields. Isabel Studer will be the founding director in the new office.

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“This partnership with ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability is an ambitious and avant-garde joint initiative that seeks to fulfill the 2012 mission of the Tecnologico de Monterrey,” said Arturo Molina, president of Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico City Metropolitan Region, in a statement.

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