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Mexican Consortium of Universities - Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas
Abbreviation CUMex
Formation 2005
Legal status Association
Purpose/focus Educational
Headquarters Coahuila, Mexico
Region served Mexico
Membership 20 Mexican Public Higher Education Institutions (2010)
Official languages Spanish
President Mario Alberto Ochoa Rivera, Autonomous University of Coahuila
Main organ General Assembly
Website (Spanish)

The Mexican Consortium of Universities (Spanish: Consorcio de Universidades Mexicanas, CUMEX) is a selective group of Mexican public higher education institutions, recognized by their higher quality standards.

Founded in May 2005, CUMEX has established a rigorous selection system. Members must be affiliated with the "umbrella" national association of universities (ANUIES by its acronym in Spanish). However, not all ANUIES members are able to comply with the eligibility criteria established at CUMEX.

Membership at CUMEX constitutes a reference about Mexican higher education institutions holding higher quality standards than their peers.

Educational quality eligibility criteria

A CUMEX member institution must comply with the following criteria:[1]

  • Being a public university member of the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions ANUIES.
  • Having at least 85% of students enrolled in academic programs which are accredited according with the mechanisms established at the national system of evaluation and accreditation being accredited de la matrícula total en programas evaluables de técnico superior, profesional asociado y licenciatura reconocidos por su buena calidad por el sistema nacional de evaluación y acreditación de la educación superior de México.
  • Having at least 50% of their full-time professors holding a graduate appropriate credential.
  • Having at least one graduate program being included in the Mexican Roster of Quality Graduate Programs (Padrón Nacional de Posgrados, PNP).
  • Holding an ISO certification in the following management processes: Registrar, Administration and Finances, Human Resources, and Library.
  • Having established formal accountability and freedom of information policies and practices.
  • Being included in the National Roster of Scientific and Technological Institutions and Corporations (Registro Nacional de Instituciones y Empresas Científicas y Tecnológicas: RENIECyT).
  • Having implemented a series of academic and administrative policies.


The following is the list of current (2009) member institutions at CUMEX:[2]


The General Assembly elects a President among the rectors of the member institutions.

List of Presidents:

External links

  • Official website


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