Global Harvard: Mexico

Harvard is increasingly entwined with Mexico, a nation of 122 million with more University graduates than any other Latin American nation except Brazil. In Mexico City, faculty and students study commuter traffic, low-income housing, air quality, and access to health care. Elsewhere in the country, Harvard projects relate to other subjects, including public art, rural medical care, Mayan ruins, freshwater contaminants, nutrition, and cross-border frictions.

All from this series

  • The mystery of the lake

    From a single study of methyl mercury in Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, a constellation of projects has grown, all of them centered on children and environmental health.

  • Journey to Mexico

    Harvard President Drew Faust, University administrators, and faculty members are in Mexico this week for a series of meetings, tours, and alumni events. During their visit to the nation with the largest number of Harvard degree recipients in Latin America, participants are posting items about what they do and see.

  • From Mexico to Harvard, and back

    There are more than 1,200 Harvard graduates in Mexico, a well-connected group that rises to high positions and has an appetite for good works.

  • Summering (with work) in Mexico

    Harvard students discuss their summer of research in Mexico, where they gained new insights, developed fresh confidence, and realized they wanted to return.

  • Harvard’s Mexican connections

    Harvard’s relationship to Mexico is deep, diverse, and longstanding. Here’s an overview of those connections.