The University of Veracruz was founded in 1944 and has since become the most prestigious university in the province of Veracruz and one of the top five public universities in Mexico.
The university encompasses 32 research centers and laboratories, a foreign language center, a school for foreign students, a child music education center, an art gallery, anthropology museum, athletic facilities, and a library and information services system.
The research centers and laboratories serve a number of disciplines including: nanotechnology, archeology and anthropology, climate change, public health, ecology and fisheries and historic and social sciences.
School for Foreign Students (EEE)
The EEE offers courses in Spanish language, Latin American culture, arts and history. Students improve their language skills and learn more about Latin American culture.
University of Veracruz students and faculty work together through multidisciplinary teams to share sustainable development practices to disadvantaged communities. Students from the departments of global health, education, sustainability, agriculture and the arts work within disadvantaged rural and urban communities to implement projects and research. In addition, the University has four Intercultural University Centers to provide higher education to indigenous students.
In 2012, the University was recognized for its outreach programs and awarded first place in the MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship.