UAM Azcapotzalco

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Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco
Uam azc.jpg
Motto "Casa Abierta al Tiempo"
Type Public federal
Established November 11, 1974
President Enrique Fernández Fassnacht (2009-2013)
Rector Romualdo Lopez Zarate
Students 15,525 (2012)
Undergraduates 15,075 (2012)
Postgraduates 450 (2012)
Location Mexico City
19°30′11″N 99°11′13″W / 19.50306°N 99.18694°W / 19.50306; -99.18694Coordinates: 19°30′11″N 99°11′13″W / 19.50306°N 99.18694°W / 19.50306; -99.18694
Colors Red     
Nickname UAM-A
Mascot

Panteras Negras

(Black Panthers)
Website www.azc.uam.mx

UAM Azcapotzalco is one of the five campuses of Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana system, one of the top three Mexican public universities.[1] This campus is in the northern area of Mexico City, in the borough of Azcapotzalco. It is one of the three campuses built short after Mexican President Luis Echeverría decreed the foundation of UAM in 1974.

History[edit]

The creation of Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana was a response to the increasing demand for public higher education in the metropolitan area of Mexico City, which by those years was undergoing severe demographic changes due to a process of conurbation that started in the early 1940s. The main idea was to attend the demand of this service throughout the outskirts of the metropolitan area, locating the university's campuses in the outlying boroughs. Following this principle, UAM Azcapotzalco was one of the first three campuses built between 1974 and 1975, with UAM Xochimilco and UAM Iztapalapa.

Undergraduate studies[edit]

UAM Azcapotzalco hosts 17 majors, lasting between 12 and 15 quarter-terms or four and five years respectively. These programs are organized in three academic divisions as follows:

Basic Sciences and Engineering Division (Spanish: División de Ciencias Básicas e Ingeniería)[edit]

Social Sciences and Humanities Division (Spanish: División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades)[edit]

Design Sciences and Arts Division (Spanish: División de Ciencias y Artes para el Diseño)[edit]

Graduate studies[edit]

UAM Azcapotzalco offers 11 graduate programs. Of these, five are tracked programs (including Specialty and/or Master's and/or Doctorate) and six are stand-alone graduate studies.[2] They are divided as follows:

Basic Sciences and Engineering Division (Spanish: División de Ciencias Básicas e Ingeniería)[edit]

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Graduate Studies in Science and Engineering: Specialty, Master of Science and Doctorate with Environmental or Materials sciences applications
  • Master of Science and Doctorate in Structural Engineering
  • Master of Science and Ph.d in Process Engineering
  • Master of Science and PhD in Optimization

Social Sciences and Humanities Division (Spanish: División de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades)[edit]

  • Specialty in Mexican Literature of the 20th century
  • Specialty in Higher Education Sociology
  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Master of Arts in Metropolitan Planning and Policies
  • Graduate Studies in Historiography: Specialty, Master of Arts and PhD
  • Master of Science and PhD in Economic Sciences
  • Master of Arts in Sociology

Design Sciences and Arts Division (Spanish: División de Ciencias y Artes para el Diseño)[edit]

  • Specialty, Master of Arts and Doctorate in Graphic Design

Notable people[edit]

Faculty[edit]

  • Celso Garrido Noguera, founding member of CLACSO's (Latin American Council of Social Sciences) "Entrepreneurs and State in Latin America" project and CEPAL collaborator[3]
  • Edmundo Jacobo Molina, executive secretariat for Electoral Federal Institute (IFE) since 2008
  • Rosa Albina Garavito Elías, Mexican politician
  • Lucia Tomasini Bassols, notable translator and foreign language teaching specialist

Alumni[edit]

  • Genaro García Luna, Mexican politician and former Secretariat of Public Security (2006-2012)
  • Pablo Moctezuma Barragán, Mexican politician, writer and scholar
  • Francisco Alfonso Durazo Montaño, spokesperson for Mexican President Vicente Fox Quesada
  • Jesús Humberto Ramos Rosario, The Spectacular Spider-Man illustrator
  • Rafael Tovar y de Teresa, Mexican diplomat, lawyer and historian. Served as Ambassador of Mexico in Italy from 2001 to 2007[4] and was president of CONACULTA from 1992 to 2000.
  • Arturo Sánchez Gutiérrez, Mexican sociologist and current counselor of the Electoral Federal Institute (2003- )

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