BUAP ZACATLAN

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About BUAP ZACATLAN

The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) is a public university located in Zacatlán, in the state of Puebla, Mexico. It was founded on April 28, 1827, and is the oldest and largest university in Puebla.

The university is organized into nine schools and three institutes, which offer a total of 67 undergraduate programs, 43 master’s programs, and 19 doctoral programs. The BUAP has a student population of over 38,000 and a staff of over 5,000.

History

The BUAP was founded on April 28, 1827, as the Royal and Pontifical University of Puebla. It was the first university in Puebla and the second in Mexico after the National University of Mexico (now the UNAM).

In 1847, the university was closed by the Mexican government during the Mexican-American War. It reopened in 1854, but was closed again in 1859 by the Reform Laws. It reopened once again in 1865.

In 1898, the university was renamed the National Autonomous University of Puebla (UNAM), after Mexico became a republic. In 1929, it was renamed the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) to reflect its status as an autonomous university.


Location

The BUAP is located in Zacatlán, in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Zacatlán is a small city with a population of about 30,000. It is located in the Sierra Madre Oriental, about halfway between Mexico City and Veracruz.

Academics

The BUAP is organized into nine schools and three institutes, which offer a total of 67 undergraduate programs, 43 master’s programs, and 19 doctoral programs.

The schools are:

  • School of Architecture
  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Fine Arts
  • School of Law
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing

The institutes are:

  • Institute of Biological Sciences
  • Institute of Physical Sciences and Technology
  • Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities

Admissions

Admission to the BUAP is based on entrance exams. The exams are offered twice a year, in May and November.

Notable alumni

  • Alfonso Reyes (1889-1959), writer and diplomat
  • Diego Rivera (1886-1957), painter
  • José Clemente Orozco (1883-1949), painter
  • Octavio Paz (1914-1998), writer and diplomat
  • Salvador Toscano (1917-2023), politician
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