Portal UNESCO de Instituciones de Educación Superior-México
To facilitate the reading and an adequate interpretation of the Mexican High Education System, a definition of the terms used in this page is presented next.
Entidad Federativa:Geographical political division of the MexicanRepublic where their habitants are ruled by its own independent government.
Estatuto Orgánico:A document where the basis of the organization are established as well as the rights and functions of an institution.
Ley General de Educación:A law that regulate the education imparted by the status.
This regulation applies to both, public and private education.
Ley Orgánica:A set of legal rules established to regulate the functions of each institution of the High Education system.
Instituciones de Educación Superior Públicas Estatales:Institutions of High Education dependent of each political territory division.
Instituciones de Educación Superior Públicas Federales:Institutions of High Education dependent directly from the federal government through the Public Education Ministry, such as Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, el Instituto Politécnico Nacional y la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana.
Intitutos Tecnológicos Públicos:A federal High Education System scattered through all the country.This system provides technological oriented formation of high level (undergraduate and graduate programs).
Instituciones de Educación Superior Particulares:These institutions do notreceive financial funds from the federal government.
Nivel 1: Highest level given by CIEES (Comites Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior).An educational program with this level its the one that is ready to be accreditedunder a criterion of quality program by an organism validated by COPAES (Consejo para la Acreditación de la Educación Superior).
PlanNacional de Desarrollo:This includes a set of strategies that move forward to established goals by the federal government to improve the quality of life of its people.
Programa de Buena Calidad:A program recognized and certified by an accredited organism authorized by COPAES.
Padrón de los CIEES:A roster of undergraduate and graduate programs evaluated by CIEES and classified according to quality parameters established in a reference manual.The given levels are in the evaluation process are 1, 2 and 3; in which the level 1 means that the program is ready to be accredited.
Personal Docente:Institution personnel which function is the formal process of teaching.
Red Internacional de Laureate International Universities:It is an international groupof private universities recognized by its leadershipin the high education field.
Universidades Tecnológicas:It isAre part of an undergraduate system.After finished high school and in a period of two years, the participant student obtain an associate degree that allowed the student to incorporate in the productive area and/or continue towards its bachelor degree.
Universidades Politécnicas:It is aAre part of a high education system oriented to form professional technological leaders that contribute to the economic and social development of every region and the country.