UNIVERSITY OF COLIMA

Mission statement

The mission of the University of Colima, as a social, public, and autonomous organization, is to contribute to the transformation of society through the comprehensive education of high school students, professionals, scientists, and creators of excellence, and to actively promote the creation, application, preservation, and dissemination of scientific knowledge, technological development, and the manifestations of the fine arts and culture, within a framework of institutional transparency and timely accountability.

Vision statement towards 2030

In 2030, the University of Colima is an institution that is globally recognized as one of the best universities in the country as a result of its quality and relevance, which fulfills its social responsibility by systematically and creatively contributing to the equal, democratic, and sustainable development of the state, the nation, and the world.

Institutional values

The values and principles that give meaning to our institutional life are freedom, equality, critical and cooperative attitude, humanistic and democratic spirit, tolerance, responsibility, respect, honesty, and ethics.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

The University of Colima was founded in 1940. It has an academic population of 27, 005 students (13,814 high school, 12, 670 bachelor and 521 postgraduate) and 2,186 professors (745 high schools, 1, 441 bachelor and postgraduate). It offers 66 undergraduate programs and 37 graduate programs. The Secretariat of Education of the Government of Mexico, known as SEP, certifies the high quality of the programs of the University of Colima annually.

Internationalization policy

At present, the University works with a quality institutional plan. Its internationalization policy is aimed at being committed to the preparation of its professors and students in order to understand, work, contribute, and coexist successfully in the society of knowledge, as well as in multicultural settings. The University is a member of organizations whose main objective is academic cooperation and that promote international, intercultural, and global competencies which give us the opportunity to help students enhance their professional profiles. That is why, the University of Colima is a member of the National Association of Universities and Higher-Education Institutions (ANUIES), the Mexican Association for International Education (AMPEI), the Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration (CONAHEC), the Inter-American University Organization (OUI), the International Association of Universities (IAU), University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), the Union of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL), the Higher Education Common Space (ECOES), the Ibero-American University Association for Graduate Studies (AUIP), Conférence des Recteurs et des Principaux des Universités du Québec (CREPUQ), the Network of Universities with business sector- Latin America, Caribbean and Europe (REDUE-ALCUE).

Agreements

We have signed 434 academic and scientific-collaboration agreements with various higher-education institutions, aside from those linked with our institutional peers in networks. Our partner institutions are place in 36 countries: Argentine Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Panama, People's Republic of China, Peru, Plurinational State of Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Republic of Colombia, Republic of Costa Rica, Republic of Cuba, Republic of Ecuador, Republic of El Salvador, Republic of India, Republic of Korea, Rumania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.

Foreign language programs

Our foreign language programs are open to local and foreign students who may be involved in a multicultural classroom in the same way they would find their natural environment during their career, once they graduate. Our language program allows students to practice, listen, speak, and write in a student environment that resembles the scene of a school abroad. The courses are English, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Náhuatl, and Korean.

Products of international collaboration

Teaching methods Academic-collaboration has enabled us to innovate education, at least in the fields of health science and architecture. Since 1999, the University started transferring from a traditional education towards a student-centered approach by implementing Project-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Small-Group Learning (SGL), which has also been implemented in some other study areas within our institution. These efforts have supported the autonomous learning development, the use of ICT, problem-solving skills, and collaboration through teamwork, besides the second language learning. Double-degree programs The University of Colima currently offers 17 double-degree programs, as options of international education in undergraduate and graduate levels. Fields of these programs are: Economics, Tourism, Marketing, International Business, Foreign Trade, Public Relations, Ocean Engineering, Industrial Design, Law, Psychology, Computer Science, and Chemical Science with the partner institutions that are located in France, Thailand, United States, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Academic Networks and international joint projects in cooperation Faculty members undertake joint activities with Academic Networks and International Cooperation Projects with their colleagues in more than 126 institutions based in 46 countries. We have 52 research projects of international collaboration and work in 64 international academic networks. The processes and outcomes resulting from these endeavors are jointly published in international journals. Courses taught in English The Bachelor's Degree in International Business and a bilingual preparatory school are currently the two English program options for international students. Besides that, 69 other courses taught in English are being offered within 10 regular academic programs in the fields of Marketing, Foreign Languages, Economy, Tourism, Science, and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Candidates may ask about these courses before sending the application form. The University of Colima is in the State of Colima, on Mexico’s west coast, facing the Pacific Ocean. Colima’s most distinctive landmarks are its volcanoes: the Fire Volcano and the Nevado Volcano (snow-capped), which harmonize with Colima’s countryside. Colima is also the name of the capital city. Colima’s capital is home to the largest share of the population of the state, and it is well known for its customs, preserved and transformed throughout time. Some of these customs are the production of local sweets and typical beverages, such as tuba, tejuino, ponche, and tepache.

Programmes taught in:
  • English (US)
  • Spanish (Mexican)

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Bachelor

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The Bachelors in International Business from the University of Colima, aims to provide the student with a set of business, economic and administrative and financial theor ... [+]

Perfil de Egreso

A partir de la estructura básica del plan de estudios, el egresado de la Licenciatura en Negocios Internacionales de la Universidad de Colima, tendrá una consistente formación básica, que incluya un conocimiento teórico-práctico en negocios internacionales y de los procesos culturales, sociales y económicos, como factores determinantes en la concreción de los mismos.

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Posee conocimiento amplio sobre las teorías modernas de cómo hacer negocios tanto a nivel nacional como internacional. Adquiere un dominio de técnicas legales, contables, de comercialización y de investigación de mercados. Tiene un conocimiento amplio sobre la relación entre la cultura, economía y los negocios en los distintos bloques económicos. Adquiere un conocimiento amplio de los avances de la teoría económica en lo concerniente a la internacionalización de los procesos económicos, particularmente los de la economía mexicana. Obtiene una formación con suficientes planteamientos de las otras disciplinas que lo complementan, para entender la dinámica internacional de los negocios, como es derecho, mercadotecnia y finanzas. Estudia la mercadotecnia y los negocios internacionales bajo la nueva modalidad del comercio en línea (e-commerce). Conoce los exigencias y el marco regulatorio legal que condicionan el comercio internacional. Entiende la dinámica de los negocios. ... [-]
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Architect (a) is a professional who has the scientific and technical knowledge that allow you to plan, project, adapt, build and evaluate buildings and all kinds of archi ... [+]

Architect (a) is a professional who has the scientific and technical knowledge that allow you to plan, project, adapt, build and evaluate buildings and all kinds of architectural and urban environments; It has skills and general skills for architectural design, building bread and bread generation and dissemination of architectural knowledge. Likewise, it is able to find creative and innovative solutions to problems of habitat, with a humanistic attitude and values ​​that allow you to face them in a holistic, sustainable and professional ethical manner.

Work field

Architect (a) you may exercise the profession in the following areas:

Consortia housing. Construction companies. private offices of design and construction. Real estate developers. Property developers. development-oriented public sector housing, urban development, public works at federal, state and municipal levels. Civil associations. Non-governmental organizations. civil societies. Institutions of higher and secondary education. Independent exercise of the profession. Admission Profile ... [-]
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The Bachelor (a) in Environmental Science and Risk Management has the theoretical and practical knowledge in the broad spectrum of earth sciences and social sciences, whi ... [+]

The Bachelor (a) in Environmental Science and Risk Management has the theoretical and practical knowledge in the broad spectrum of earth sciences and social sciences, which allows you to evaluate the environmental impact of any scenario and understand the processes involved in conditions risk factors such as geological, meteorological, social, economic, technological, cultural and political. It also has the ability to understand the mechanisms of the relationship between human activities and the environment, allowing you to exercise critical judgment with social commitment and responsibility to analyze the processes of natural phenomena involved in disasters. It is creative and humanist, faced and addressed holistically and professional conduct an environmental process, risk or disaster, improving the cost-benefit ratio of social development.... [-]

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The Bachelor (a) in Tourism Management has the skills to manage and lead organizations engaged in tourism operation with regional, national and international levels, thro ... [+]

The Bachelor (a) in Tourism Management has the skills to manage and lead organizations engaged in tourism operation with regional, national and international levels, through service, effective planning, leadership and collaborative work also is capable of generate profitable tourism projects in a sustainable way, by identifying potential natural and cultural resources, effective and with which account territory; all it supported by research, marketing and use of updated technologies, under a sense of social responsibility.

Work field

The Bachelor (a) in Tourism Management can practice in the following areas:

Hosting companies. Food and beverage companies. Travel companies. Nature tourism enterprises, cultural, health and sports. Business conferences and conventions. Theme parks. Operators of tourist services in general. government departments responsible for tourism at the federal, state and municipal levels. Consulting and advisory services. official and non-governmental agencies tourism. Tourism research centers. Admission Profile ... [-]
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Engineer (a) in Telematics has generic and specific to design, manage and evaluate services and telecommunications networks in national and international organizations sk ... [+]

Engineer (a) in Telematics has generic and specific to design, manage and evaluate services and telecommunications networks in national and international organizations skills. It also has skills to design and develop communications software and distributed systems, operate and maintain the technological infrastructure, innovate and adapt Information Technology and Communication (ICT) to productive business processes, implements standards and protocols security in accordance with the rules and guidelines established and performs technology development projects to solve problems flexibly and creatively. It acts with professional ethics and social responsibility, working with leadership, critical, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit.... [-]

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