Japan-Mexico Rectors’ Summit 2022

Fifth Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit 2022
October 6th-7th, 2022, Tokyo

On October 6-7, the 5th Japan-Mexico Rectors’ Summit was held at Sophia University Yotsuya Campus. The first Summit was held in 2011, and is now held every two years, taking place alternatively in both countries with the aim of bringing together university presidents from Japan and Mexico to promote friendship and for developing new partnerships and collaboration. The conference was originally scheduled to be held at Sophia University in 2021 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 and an online pre-event was held in October of the same year before 2022 Rectors’ Summit in Tokyo.

The conference brought together about 60 participants from 24 universities and institutions in Japan and about 40 participants from 18 universities and institutions in Mexico, with the cooperation of the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) in Japan and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID), the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES), and the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) on the Mexican side. In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) attended and greeted the participants at the beginning of the Summit. Following the greeting speeches, the participants discussed the social role of universities in dealing with various global risks under the common theme of "Global Risks and Universities," and discussed the social role of universities in dealing with various global risks.

At the closing ceremony, a joint statement was read out to confirm and summarize the results of the two-day conference. The Joint Statement was concluded and adopted with a round of applause by the participating universities. The 6th Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit is scheduled to be held at the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico (IPN) in Mexico City in 2024.

Joint Statement