With so many current conversations revolving around bi-national relations with Mexico, ASU remains committed to consequential global engagement. As a demonstrated leader in new energy, water and food systems, and advanced building and health technologies, ASU continues to establish critical international alliances to rethink higher education and generate new and better solutions to complex issues.
In line with these efforts, ASU recently formalized an agreement with Mexico's Secretary of Energy to become a key partner on energy research and education. ASU was honored to host Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez, undersecretary for planning and energy transition under Mexico's Secretary of Energy (SENER), to formalize our partnership.
Our collaboration will include a coordinated effort between ASU, SENER, Mexican higher education institutions and state government agencies to provide degree and certificate programs to develop the workforce needed in Mexico to address strategic energy needs. As Mexico continues to pursue energy reform, it will need additional expertise representing the full engineering spectrum. In support, ASU will deploy education programs and expert researchers from our Fulton Schools of Engineering, the largest engineering school in the U.S., and our Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, home to the nation's first School of Sustainability. Our alliance will also allow for shared growth in valuable energy and sustainability research.
ASU is excited to engage with Mexico in this important work and to continue building our portfolio of joint academic and research partnerships going forward.