Autonomous University of Queretaro

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Autonomous University of Queretaro
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Logo UAQ.jpg
Motto Spanish: Educo en la verdad y en el honor [1]
Established 25 February 1951[1]
Type Public university
Rector Gilberto Herrera
Academic staff 1,431[1]
Students 8,551[1]
Undergraduates 7,194[1]
Postgraduates 1,357[1]
Location Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
20°35′28″N 100°24′36″W / 20.591046°N 100.410127°W / 20.591046; -100.410127Coordinates: 20°35′28″N 100°24′36″W / 20.591046°N 100.410127°W / 20.591046; -100.410127
Campus Several across the state; mostly urban.
Former names Universidad de Querétaro (University of Querétaro)[1]
Colors White and light blue
Affiliations ANUIES CONAHEC
Website http://www.uaq.mx
UAQ Rectory

The Autonomous University of Queretaro (in Spanish: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, UAQ) is a Mexican public university based in the city of Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, but with campuses around the state. The main campus is located in Cerro de las Campanas, but there are campuses is Amealco, Cadereyta, Jalpan, Juriquilla and San Juan del Río.

History[edit]

The University of Queretaro (now the Autonomous University of Queretaro) was founded in 1951 after the closing of the Civil School. Octavio S. Mondragón, then Governor of Querétaro, helped found the university, in the form of a High School, Law School, and Engineering School. In 1952, the School of Chemistry and the School of Nursing were formed. In 1953, the Institute of Fine Arts was formed, and in 1954 the School of Commerce began.[2]

On February 5, 1959, the university was declared autonomous. In 1967 the School of Psychology and the School of Modern Languages were created. The Cerro de las Campanas Campus became the main campus in December 1973. In 1978, the School of Medicine was founded; in 1984, Sociology; 1985, Veterinary; in 1978, both the School of Informatics (Computer Science) and the School of Philosophy. In 2010 the University opened its new Language Learning Facilities on the grounds of the old Ing. Fernando Espinoza Gutiérrez International Airport.

Schools[edit]

Colleges[3][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Nuestras universidades afiliadas: Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro" (in Spanish). ANUIES. May 2000. Archived from the original on 27 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Historia". UAQ.com. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved January 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Oferta educativa" (in Spanish). UAQ. Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2010.