ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM, MARCH 10th 2014.– Ambassador of Mexico to the United Kingdom, Diego Gómez Pickering, visited the University of Essex with the aim of sharing his vision of economic, political and social transformation currently experienced by Mexico, with students and academics.


The diplomat was received by Professor Anthony Forster, the university’s Vice Rector, with whom he agreed to strengthen the academic cooperation and thus extended an invitation to participate in the 2015 activities – the year officially designated as The Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom and the United Kingdom in Mexico.


After touring the campus, the Ambassador exchanged ideas with those students and academics interested in topics related to Mexico followed by leading a conference during which economic and political stability were addressed as fundamental points, along with the potential impact of the recently approved structural reforms.


As part of his working visit, Ambassador Gomez Pickering had the opportunity to appreciate a private exhibition of Mexican art belonging to the University of Essex’s renowned collection of Latin American art ESCALA.




It is important to remember that the University of Essex currently has more than 1000 Mexican students, more than 60 of whom are undertaking postgraduate and doctorate studies.