We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Anáhuac university to expand in Mexico. 8 new schools will open in the country within the next 2 years. Mérida, Yucatán, will be the first city to host a new Holberton School campus in September this year. This will bring the total number of Holberton Schools around the world to 26 in September.
With more than 50 years of history, Anahuac University is currently recognized as one of the 3 best universities in Mexico, according to the QS World University Rankings 2020, and has eight campuses around the country and five in the rest of the world. More than 90 thousand alumni attest to the mission of the Universidad Anáhuac: Contribute to the comprehensive training of positive action leaders and promote the development of the person and the society. The Anahuac educational model allows the integral development of the person by embracing the professional, intellectual, human, social, and spiritual dimensions, which well align with Holberton’s values and mission.
After Mérida, the next Holberton School campus is scheduled to open in January 2022 in Aguascalientes, followed by 6 additional campuses in 2022 and 2023.
Until all the campuses are up and running, and in order to open the Holberton School’s education to as many students as possible, students from all over Mexico will be able to study online through Anáhuac Online.
In addition, Anáhuac university will offer scholarships to students of the first cohort.
According to PwC, Mexico’s working-age population is expected to grow by almost 10 million in the next decade, considerably boosting the supply of available talent. But at the same time the country lags far behind advanced economies in terms of overall talent quality. Thanks to this partnership, Anáhuac aims to not only allow many more students to access in-demand and well paying jobs, but also, contribute to the economic development of the region by increasing the overall talent quality of Mexico.
We can’t wait to meet the first Holberton School Mérida students!