Speakers Push for More Collaboration Among North American Universities

When the North American Free Trade Agreement took effect in 1994, many scholars hoped it would herald a new era of higher-education collaboration in the region.

But Nafta is a long way from fulfilling that promise. At most, it has fostered piecemeal academic exchange with little long-term vision, delegates at a conference here said on Thursday.

"There is little or no broad-based sentiment of integration in any of the three countries at any level," said Jon Amastae, a