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Juan de Dios Pineda, PhD, HC

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Dr. Pineda received his Doctor Honoris Causa from Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, in December 2015 for his contributions and leadership in the area of public policy and international education. In 2014, the University of Santander in Mexico conferred to Dr. Pineda the title of Doctor Honoris Causa for his research in Higher Education. In 2012, Dr. Pineda was appointed as a member of the Academic Committee of China Ministry of Education's Regional and National Research-Latin American Research Center. Currently, Dr. Pineda is the Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research & Economic Development at NMT and head of the Research's Office Latin American Initiatives for STEM Education. Furthermore, Dr. Pineda is chairman of the non-profit Americas Conference of Universities in STEM Education and the Americas Conference of Mayors. In addition, he is a member of several scientific journal editorial boards in various countries, including the prestigious State and Local Government Review (U.S.) and the Innovation Journal (Canada).