Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

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Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexico (UAEM)
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Motto Patria, Ciencia y Trabajo
Motto in English Fatherland, Science and Work
Established March 1828 (Institute)
1956 (University)
Type Public university
Rector Eugenio Eduardo Gasca Pliego
Students 84,654 approx.
Location Toluca, Mexico State,  Mexico
Former names Instituto Literario del Estado de México 1828–1942
Instituto Científico y Literario de Toluca (ICLA) 1943–1956
Colors Green & Gold         
Website www.uaemex.mx

The Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM) (Autonomous University of Mexico State) is a public university in the State of Mexico, Mexico. It is the largest university institution in the state with over 84,500 students, with its central campus located in the state capital of Toluca. Formalised as a university under the UAEM name in 1956, the institution traces its origins back to 1828 with the foundation Instituto Literario del Estado de México, in the former state capital of Tlalpan. In 1943 the institution was augmented to become the Instituto Científico y Literario de Toluca (ICLA), and thirteen years later obtaining its present name and institutional status.

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Coordinates: 19°17′02″N 99°40′41″W / 19.2839°N 99.6781°W / 19.2839; -99.6781