The Mexican people are rightly proud of their history and heritage, but we take special pride in our history of innovation in technology, manufacturing and education. This is not a new trend - for example, Mexico is home to the oldest University in North America. Located in Mexico City, the National University of Mexico was founded by Charles V of Spain in 1551, 225 years prior to the signing of the American Declaration of Independence. The first printing press employed in North America? Mexico City bears this honor as well, with Juan Pablos commencing work in 1539.
Moving into the 20th century, Mexican citizens have advanced the sciences in every field. A very short sample of these pioneers might include:
• Guillermo González Camarena - early color television transmission
• Luis Miramontes - co-inventor of a safe contraceptive pill
• Manuel González Flores - earthquake safe “control pilings” for buildings
• Mario J. Molina - Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry
• Arturo Rosenblueth - cybernetics study pioneer
• Guillermo Haro Barraza - co-discoverer of Herbig–Haro celestial objects
Mexico has rapidly become a global force in high tech education. Mexico is home to some of the most prestigious medical schools in the world. Many U.S. doctors have trained in Mexico, notably in Guadalajara. And many doctors from around the globe continue to choose Mexican institutions for their ongoing training.
Mexico is home to some of the newest and most advanced educational institutions in the world. Like the UAE, China and other countries, the government of Mexico has made a conscious choice to invest in educational infrastructure.
We believe that you will be pleasantly surprised by what our institution and our country can offer you.