Abstract: Currently one of the fundamental processes in public and private universities is the linking process with the socioeconomic context as an important way to train professionals that society requires. While more efficient it is, greater advantages and benefits are for the different stakeholders, particularly students. The linking at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (FIME) of the University of Nuevo León State (UANL) of Mexico with industry and society in general is a process that, since its conception in 1960, has served as a driver process for important achievements, although, as a dynamic and multifactorial process requires constant improvement. This improvement must be based on knowledge of its actual state. The aim of this paper is to analyze the current situation and perspective of that process in order to develop strategies that give advantage to the integral training that favors the interrelation of personal and professional training of the future engineers. The methodology used for this study combines methods and techniques of the empirical and theoretical levels such as: analysis, synthesis, historical and logical, and surveys of employers, teachers and students.
Keywords: university, linking, undergraduate students, companies, professors, government