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Metropolitan Autonomous University
English Name: Metropolitan Autonomous University
Region: Latin America
Country: Mexico
Found Year: 1974

Metropolitan Autonomous University

The Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) is a public Institution with more than 44 years of experience, is one of the leading universities in Mexico. We offer 82 undergraduate and 110 Postgraduate programs, UAM has over 57,827 students.

Our academic model is innovative, flexible, at the vanguard of higher education and strongly linked to our social environment; our flexibility has helped us maintain our place in vanguard of higher education.

The academic staff is one of the most solid of the country, we have over 3,072 academics with a lecture-research profile, 89% are full-time and 88% have postgraduate degrees.  Over 38% are registered in the National Researcher´s System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores - SNI) which assesses and provides recognition of the high quality and relevance of their research projects and results.

We have four campuses strategically located in around México City: Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa and Xochimilco; the fifth campus is located in the town of Lerma (State of México).

In each campus, we have three Divisions as following:

Campus UAM- Azcapotzalco: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities and Science and Art for Design.

Campus UAM- Cuajimalapa: Communication Science and Design, Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences and Engineering.

Campus UAM- Iztapalapa: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Health and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Campus UAM- Lerma: Basic Sciences and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Health and Social Sciences and Humanities.

Campus UAM- Xochimilco: Science and Art for Design, Biological Sciences and Health, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Several of the academic divisions have sustainability degrees and research within a multidisciplinary perspective.

UAM participates in institutional research programs and proposals whit multidisciplinary projects, at the national and international level whit the aim of contributing to Mexico’s grow and development.

UAM is recognized   for its contributions to society through in following areas:

Nanotechnology, Biology, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Development, Materials, Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics, Education,  Urban Development, Social Science, Anthropology, History and Culture, Administration, Sociology, Politics, Communication,  International Relations, Health,  Architecture, Design, etc. 

Among the UAM’s fundamental objectives, the following are emphasized:

•To turn out bachelor and postgraduate level professionals with a solid academic background, an ample spectrum of skills, and a modern vision of their chosen field, thus enabling them to respond adequately to society is changing needs.

•To take part in the solution of national and internationals social problems through the development of basis and applied research in the fields of science, technology  and humanities.

•To carry out activities that promotes cultural preservation and diffusion

UAM encourages its students throughout their professional formation to take with them commitment to find solution to social needs.

UAM transforms knowledge into a useful product for society and participates with both national and international Higher Education institutions and Research Centers in different areas, through activities that offer opportunities to enrich academic and professional training:

•             Research and academic exchanges

•             Student mobility (undergraduate and graduate level)

•             Joined research

•             Academic networks

•             Seminars, courses and lectures

             Social service projects



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