ICRPS 2014 Summer Institute in Toluca, Mexico – Details Announced

by Lidia Carvajal 09/03/2014


The ICRPS summer institute for 2014 will be held in Toluca, Mexico June 29-July 13, 2014 and hosted by the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico. Toluca is located one hour from Mexico City. Beautiful natural settings surround this city, including one of the country´s highest volcano, “Nevado de Toluca”, and “La Marquesa”, a park in the mountains. The surrounding plain is fertile, producing grain, fruits and vegetables. The city has become increasingly industrialized, and has food processing, beverage and automobile assembly plants; it has also experienced growth as an outlying suburb of Mexico City.

ICRPS 2014 aims to create a concept about the rural policies and its role in the
economy. The institute hope to give students and researches the opportunity
to know how OECD countries and particularly Mexico faces its rural
production. The students will leave the institute with a better understanding and
knowledge about differences between rural policies in Mexico, Latin America,
Europe or North America and how to see critical issues and rural problems from
diverse points of view.

How to Apply
A) Interested students or professionals apply through their respective partner University or Institute in the ICRPS Consortium Partner universities and institutes and contact persons are listed in the ICRPS website (http://www.icrps.org/). In case the applicant is not attached to a partner University or Institute please apply directly to Dr. Lidia Carvajal at the UAEM (icrps2014@uaemex.mx).

B) Institute Registration Fee for 2014 is as follows:

  • US$ 1,960.00 for participants from ICRPS member institutions (based on double accommodation)
  • US$ 2,950.00 for participants from non-partner institutions

Registration fees include:

  • Accommodation in single room for faculties.
  • Accommodation in double room (to be shared with another participant) for students.
  • 14 nights (June 29th to July 13th) at the University Residential of UAEM
  • All meals and support materials.
  • Field trip transportation.

Deadline for online application: April 25th 2014

For more information see: http://www.icrps.org/