Imanol Ordorika Sacristansenior, a researcher at the Economic Research Institute and candidate for rectory from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (FIRST), assured that his project to lead the highest house of study in the country represents “a proposal of big change” for the academic institution.
In an interview with Joaquín López-Dóriga for your space on Radio Formula, Ordorica Sacristan talks about his project if he is elected as the new rector of FIRSTdecision that Governing Body You plan to pick up before November 17th.
“The proposals that I presented in my work project to the Governing Board represent a proposal for a deep change in UNAM, to promote a path of university reform, identifying serious problems faced by the University for a long time, identifying areas where the University needs to improve its game to continue the continuity of UNAM as the great institution that it is, which like any institution in society has difficulties, tension, and internal inconsistency,” he explained.
“Precisely, this idea that very important, very important changes must be made at UNAM, and these changes must be made from the university community, is what clearly distinguishes me from the other nine candidates,” he said.
The longing Rectory of the National University does not agree with the view of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador That the FIRST has “fixed” in recent times, but on the contrary: the FIRST is the national reference for the most progressive positions in the country.
“I don’t think so. For me, this is just a superficial appreciation of UNAM. The university is a complex institution. In particular, it is necessary to identify what happens to the high authorities of the university with conservative tendencies, or tendencies, especially regarding university issues, which are reluctant to change, to participate in communities,” he said.
“But, on the other hand, we have a community that historically, among students, teachers, and workers, has been interested in the most progressive causes in the country: the struggles for the democratization of Mexico, for human rights, and social justice. UNAM is always involved in this type of action. “It is a national reference for the most progressive positions,” he argued.
“In its most general parts, UNAM has been aligned for many decades to the projects of changing the country in a positive, democratic, very broad, and inclusive way,” he pointed out.