VCU International Partnership Universities

VCU Global Education Office

University of GuadalajaraUniversity of Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Mexico

University of GuadalajaraR. McKenna Brown, Ph.D.
Acting director, VCU-UdeG Partnership
Executive director, VCU Global Education Office

Virginia Commonwealth University’s International Partnership with the University of Guadalajara began in the fall of 2006 with a VCU delegation visit to Guadalajara. R. McKenna Brown, Ph.D., director of VCU’s School of World Studies, was named director of the VCU-UdeG Partnership. A significant amount of collaboration between the two universities has occurred, including a number of delegation visits and participation in seminars and conferences.

University facts

City stats: Population 4 million (metropolitan area), center of commerce, industry, software and informatics
Private/Public: Public
Number of students: Approximately 80,000 at 14 campuses throughout the state of Jalisco.
Hospital/museum/theatres, etc. attached to the university: Hospital Civil de Guadalajara
VCU relevant annual programs: Spanish for Health and Human Services, Business and Language in Guadalajara (summer programs)
Top recognized programs: Most programs at Guadalajara are among the top in the country, but it is well known for health sciences, economic and administrative sciences, art and design, and humanities and social sciences.

Partnership track record

Departments/programs interacting at each university: School of Nursing, School of Social Work, School of Business, The Honors College, School of World Studies, Psychology Department.
Type of activity: Faculty/student exchange, collaborative research

Areas of promise

Departments/programs interacting at each university: Film studies, health sciences, humanities and social sciences