ITAM and 11 other universities join in favor of research in the University Network for research
Oficina de Comunicación
May 4, 2021

With the objective of promoting and supporting the research that is currently developing in our country, and under the auspices of the Federation of Private Mexican Institutions of Higher Education (FIMPES), ITAM and 11 other universities announced the creation of the University Network for Research.

The Network look for promoting the research aligned with the sustainable development objectives of Mexico and the United Nations. Which will strengthen the institutions of Higher Education and will generate solid ecosystems that allow to unite the existing talents in them, as well as to train future generations of researchers to contribute to the development of science and technology of our nation.

The project, founded by the proposal of Research Commission of FIMPES, also includes the collaboration between these institutions of higher education, to growth the quality and pertinence of the educative offer of the Higher education institutions of the country, as well as promoting scientific and technological talent of Mexican universities.

The Network brings together twelve of the private universities that currently have the highest rate of production of knowledge and publications, as well as a significant number of researchers who are members of the National Research System (SNI) in the country, recalling that private universities have today with 4.6% of researchers and generate 10% of the publications refereed by SCOPUS, in addition to 8% of national patents. The institutions that make up the University Network for research are:

  1. Centro de Eneñanza Técnica y Superior
  2. Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
  3. Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  4. Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente
  5. Universidad Anáhuac
  6. Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
  7. Universidad Iberoamericana
  8. Universidad de Monterrey
  9. Universidad del Valle de México
  10. Universidad Panamericana
  11. Universidad La Salle
  12. Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla


With the creation of this Network, FIMPES reaffirms its commitment to the nation and to promoting research as one of the pillars of higher education for the Federation and for educational authorities.