ABOUT THE CITY & TEC DE MONTERREY
Welcome to our Tecnologico de Monterrey Campus!
We are delighted to host this event focusing on nonthermal food processing technologies and hope you will devote some time to visit us. We are certain that you will always remember Monterrey by its iconic Cerro de la Silla (Saddle Mountain), which we have included in the logo for the 2019 edition of the International Nonthermal Processing Workshop and Short Courses. Here you can find a few interesting facts about the city of Monterrey, Tecnologico de Monterrey, and places that you could enjoy visiting.
In 2019, QS World University Rankings recognized Tecnologico de Monterrey as the best private university in Mexico and increased our world ranking to #158 in the world. Our new Educational Model TEC21 is transforming education by exposing students to real and practical applications of the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom. We have a total of 91,200 students including 27,150 high school students preparing to enter college, 57,066 undergraduate students and 6,984 graduate students. There are 9,916 professors including 2,195 tenured professors and 7,721 associate professors. We have academic agreements with 586 universities in 48 countries. Over 5,000 international students attend every year a semester or summer program in one of our 31 campuses, and over 500 international professors will teach one or more courses. Upon graduation, 57% of our students will have participated in one or more international experiences. Finally, our research has as a mission to help transform Mexico with life-changing contributions to society.
Information on our Graduate Programs can be found in the following link: http://www.tecgradschool.mx/
City of Monterrey
Monterrey, also known as ‘La Sultana del Norte’ is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of Nuevo León, as well as one of the most developed cities in Mexico showing one of the highest economical levels. Located in northeast Mexico on the United States border at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains chain. Metropolitan Monterrey, third most populous in Mexico, has nearly 5 million inhabitants.
Monterrey has a semi-arid climate and often experiences extreme weather changes. The average temperature in January is 8-21 °C (47-70 °F), in July it’s 22-35 °C (72-95 °F), and in November, a comfortable 13-24 °C (56-75 °F). Rainfall is frequent from May to September.
The most popular and traditional dishes in Monterrey are “cabrito” (kid goat cooked over embers), dry meat, and “carne asada” (grilled meat), usually served with grilled onions, baked potatoes, guacamole, different salsas and tortillas. The Rayados and the Tigres are the football (soccer) teams in the Mexican league.
Monterrey History and Industries
Monterrey was founded by Diego de Montemayor in 1596 and today is the industrial and business center of Northern Mexico. After the establishment of Fundidora Monterrey in 1900 for the production of iron and steel industrial items, the city experienced great industrial growth. The company closed in 1986 as a result of important changes in the world steel market. However, the industrial growth continued. Today, important companies such as Grupo Avante, Lanix Electronics, Ocresa, CEMEX, Vitro, FEMSA, DINA S.A, Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery (now Heineken Mexico), and Grupo ALFA are well established in Monterrey. Also hosting operating in Monterrey are transnational companies such as Siemens, Accenture, Ternium, Sony, Toshiba, Carrier, Whirlpool, Samsung, Toyota, Babcock & Wilcox, Daewoo, British American Tobacco, Nokia, Dell, Boeing, HTC General Electric, Johnson Controls, Gamesa, LG, SAS Institute, Grundfos, Danfoss, Qualfon, Teleperformance, Embraco, KIA, and many others.
Places to visit in downtown Monterrey:
- Paseo Santa Lucía, a 2.5 km long artificial river and park built between 1996 and 2007
- Macroplaza, a complex of remarkable monuments, green areas and historic buildings
- Barrio Antiguo (Old Town), the historical urban center of Monterrey, surrounded by cafes, art galleries, bars and restaurants
- Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, or MARCO, a museum of modern art
- Parque Fundidora, a beautiful urban recreation park with artificial lakes, playgrounds, alternative cinema (Cineteca), a museum, a hotel, an auditorium and a convention center.