Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the Mexican Government said yesterday they had agreed to an oil and gas industry knowledge swap.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was announced at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen and follows Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto’s visit to the Granite City in March.
Under the pact, the Mexican energy ministry and RGU will share information and seek opportunities to support the training of Mexicans for the oil and gas industry. RGU will be included on the list of preferred universities for Mexican scholarships.
Mexico’s deputy secretary of planning and energy transition, Leonardo Beltran, lauded RGU for its “well-established reputation in oil and gas education and training”.
Mr Beltran said: “Mexico and the UK are key players in the world’s energy industry and we are sure the MoU will prove to be a useful link for both parties to build on.”
RGU’s principal, professor Ferdinand von Prondzynski, said: “International links are very important for universities.”