Internationalization and Academic and Scientific Mobilities Network (RIMAC)


Thematic Networks Project CONACYT No. 243709



– Ensuring quality and internationalization of the curriculum.

– Strategies for transnational provision of educational services and international alliances for the production of scientific innovations. – Scientific diplomacy and new mechanisms for the internationalization of higher education.

– Knowledge transfer and cooperation on the in situ internationalization of higher education and science institutions.

¿Why create a network like RIMAC?

1. To facilitate interaction among researchers and decision makers based in Latin America, Asia and Africa and foster dialogue on its practices and difficulties in relation to the internationalization of science and higher education.

2. Make a significant contribution to the global discussion on the evaluation and restructuring of mechanisms for internationalization based on both national and regional experiences developed in Latin America.

3. Produce information on a field of activity and a set of policies whose results are insufficiently documented and disseminated.

As such, RIMAC committed to producing academic analyses and executive reports on emerging trends in internationalization, providing specialist information on these and putting forward recommendations on the design, monitoring and assessment of programs and public policies in this area on both a governmental level and for all institutions that may require these services.

In October 2014, academics, experts and decision makers created the Internationalization and Academic and Scientific Mobilities Network, (Spanish acronym RIMAC). Through the network, some 20 institutions, other networks and national and international government or associated bodies collaborate on their projects aided by a team of logistics experts. RIMAC also enjoys the full participation of both doctoral and postdoctoral students. The network’s coordination office is located at the Department of Education Research at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico City.

RIMAC is a structure devoted to the tasks of investigation and evaluation of policies or programs and mechanisms for internationalization, consultation, production of scientific articles, books and work reports as well as the development of young researchers and others interested in the subject of internationalization.

Chief Objectives: 

– Analyze the orientation and implementation of policies and programs for the internationalization of higher education and sciences from either a historical or contemporary perspective, using a comparative approach and focusing on the countries of Latin America and other regions.

– Contribute to the design of strategies and programs and means for monitoring their results. – Report systematically on significant and non-conventional practices.

– Propose workshops, seminars and training/refresher courses to interested publics.