Chihuahua Institute of Technology

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Chihuahua Institute of Technology
Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua
Logo oficial ITCH.png
Other name
Motto La Técnica por el engrandecimiento de México
Motto in English
Technology for the aggrandizement of Mexico
Type Public
Established 1948 (1948)
Academic affiliation
Director Dr. José Rivera Mejía
Address Avenida Tecnológico 2909, Colonia 10 de Mayo, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, 31310, Mexico
28°39′37″N 106°04′58″W / 28.660406°N 106.082830°W / 28.660406; -106.082830Coordinates: 28°39′37″N 106°04′58″W / 28.660406°N 106.082830°W / 28.660406; -106.082830
Campus Urban
Language Spanish
Athletics 14 varsity teams
Colors          Blue and Orange
Nickname Panteras
Mascot Panther
Website and
First Institute of Technology in Mexico

The Chihuahua Institute of Technology (in Spanish: Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua, ITCH) is a public university located in the city of Chihuahua, capital of the state of Chihuahua, in Mexico.


The Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua, also known as ITCH, was the first institute of technology in Mexico outside Mexico City. The first stone was laid on September 26, 1948 by the Public Education Secretary, Lic. Manuel Guel Vidal, and by the governor of Chihuahua State, Ing. Fernando Foglio Miramontes.

Construction started some days later, on November 13, and was directed by Ing. Alfredo Guevara Cepeda and by the auxiliary resident engineer, Ing. Jesús Roberto Durán.

The first principal of this important educative institution was Ing. Gustavo Alvarado Pier, who became the school principal on October 9, 1948.

On the year 1953 ITCH graduated the first generation of technicians in the country of Mexico.

On 1954 ITCH graduated the first generation of industrial engineers, which also was the first generation of the country.


The logo consists in a gear, showing three-fourths of the gear which contain 14 complete teeth and the remaining fourth with a drawing of a factory working at full speed, and was designed in an age when the industrialization of Mexico was the top priority.


The motto of the institute, "La Técnica por el engrandecimiento de México" (Technology for the Growth of Mexico), implies a commitment to improve the country by educating its citizens with state-of-the-art technical knowledge.


The mascot of the institute is a panther, this symbol is mainly used when competing in sports.


Offers a variety of degree programs:

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