The Northwest Economic Research Center (CIEN) was recently inaugurated at CETYS University in Mexicali, with a commitment to creating applicable knowledge and generating information to positively impact the educational community and beyond.
This innovative institute will provide solutions to problems faced by select economic sectors and companies throughout Mexico, through applied research, the development of projects and strategic studies throughout the Northwest region, to generate knowledge that can be analyzed and discussed by students and professors, and at the same time be useful for the decision making processes of business chambers, civil associations, non-governmental organizations, and even government agencies.
This was explained by Dr. Alberto Gárate Rivera, Vice-President of Academic Affairs at the CETYS University System. He added that the establishment of CIEN formalizes the generation and dissemination of research in the field of economics, which the university has been developing for a long time.
“We live in a high-impact environment regarding economic, cultural, political and social life, so this research center for economic studies will generate important answers and will transform the way our classes are taught, and our academic programs structured,” he said.
The main objectives of CIEN, include the publication and dissemination of research to meet the needs and challenges of our binational regional economy, as well as becoming a benchmark of information and knowledge to forecast new economic trends, said professor Alejandrina Barajas Ramos, Researcher at CIEN, and Rodrigo Hernández Mijares, Operations Manager of said Center.
Dr. Mario Dipp Núñez, Dean of CETYS University, Mexicali Campus, said that with the creation of CIEN we will be presented with timely and efficient research in economic matters in the Cali-Baja region. At the same time, CETYS University positioning will be strengthened as it becomes a reference for reliable, up to date, and relevant information.
“If we can provide valuable information for entrepreneurs and community leaders so that they make better decisions, only then will we be able to say, mission accomplished,” he concluded.