Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM) is a leading Public Institution with 42 years of experience, set up as an innovative, flexible university and is strongly linked to society. UAM is organized around a General Vice-Chancellorship with five independent campuses with their corresponding Vice-Chancellors. The campuses are Azcapotzalco, Cuajimalpa, Iztapalapa and Xochimilco located in México City and Lerma in the nearby State of México. Each campus is organized in three Divisions (lines of research) of the six covered by UAM:
- Basic Sciences and Engineering
- Biological Sciences and Health
- Communications Sciences and Design
- Natural Sciences and Engineering
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Sciences and Arts for Design
UAM offers 77 undergraduate programs, 74% of which are certified as High Quality by Mexican evaluation boards. UAM has around 54,000 undergraduate students. At postgraduate level has 3,300 students. UAM offers 48 Master and 27 Doctorate programs, 12 specialisations plus various Diploma courses. Of all these programs, 62 have been certified as High Quality, which means that 87% of the UAM’s postgraduate students have access to government scholarships. Due to the quality of UAM’s postgraduate programs, the university is considered amongst the best Higher Education Institutions in the country.
UAM is acknowledged, nationally and internationally, for its academic standing, its scientific and technological developments, and by its major contribution to society through its 180 research areas (groups of reserchers).