The Autonomous University of Coahuila (Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, or "UAdeC") is a state university founded in 1957. It is located in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila. The university system has three campuses — Saltillo, Torreón, and Norte — distributed among the most populated cities in the state. It perhaps the only one university in the world which is governed by a President elected for a period of 3 years by direct general balloting by the unqualified vote of both students and teachers.
The university's administrative headquarters are located on the Saltillo campus. The city's reputation for learning dates back to Colonial times and this tradition continues to be true today. Saltillo, the state capital, is only a 50-minute drive from the metropolitan city of Monterrey. Although highly industrialized, Saltillo offers a variety of cultural attractions, such as the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, the Cathedral de Santiago, and several interesting museums.
Another of the campuses is located in the city of Torreón. The area is hot and dry and includes the nearby desert oasis called Dunas de Viesca and Parras de la Fuente. Torreón is well known for its cotton crop and milk production.
The Campus Norte is situated mainly in the city of Monclova. The region is one of the main domestic producers of coal. Nearby attractions include Xochipoli Park, the Don Martin Dam and the Bisagra Turtle Reserve.
The Piedras Negras Campus is located near the government palace and the city's main square, the¨Macro Plaza¨.
Communications and Electronics
Metallurgy and Materials
Mineral and Energy Resources
Political Sciences and Public Administration
Chemistry Science and Technology
Corporate Health, Safety and Ecology
Food Science and Technology
Gynecology and Obstetrics
Projects Administration (Architecture)
Projects Formulation and Evaluation
Real Estate Valuation
Upper Level Corporate Management
Total Enrollment: 30,269
Total Faculty: 2,270
Full-time Faculty: 588
Library Facilities: 55
Library Volumes: 374,429
Student Computing Centers: 45
Photocopy Facilities: 30
Campus Bookstores: 31
Small business groups
Social service groups
Student government/student council
The state capital of Saltillo, founded in 1577, is the oldest city in northern Mexico. Located at an elevation of 5,245 feet (1,614 m), this city of almost 500,000 people enjoys a mild, dry climate. Saltillo's wool, silk and cotton mills are the sources of the brightly colored "sarapes" for which the city is famous.
Torreón is located in the southwest corner of the state in an area known as La Laguna that comprises an area of the neighbor State of Durango. With nearly half a million inhabitants, it is the center of a metropolitan area of more than one million inhabitants. Since it is part of the desert region of northern Mexico, Torreón has a dry climate and hot temperatures. Torreón hosts more than 30 universities, both public and private. As host to one of the largest producers of milk in the country, the city has become a key industrial zone.
Monclova is home to the Campus Norte. It has a population of 178,606 and boasts one of the most important iron and steel foundries in the country.
The city is a dynamic urban and economic hub of the region and the source of industrial development in the area of mining and metallurgy.
Attractions include the 17th century Church of San Francisco and the Parroquia de Santiago, as well as the collections of the Harold R. Pape and the Polvoron Museums.
In order to meet the demand for higher education in the state of Coahuila, UAdeC has three campuses located throughout the state. The campus in Saltillo comprises 24 schools, the Torreón campus has 17 schools and the Campus Norte in Monclova has 10 schools.
Students have access to computers connected to the Internet and all the university centers have cafeterias, a library and sports facilities.