Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

The Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (Autonomous University of Yucatan), or UADY, is an autonomous public university in the state of Yucatán, Mexico, with its central campuses located in the state capital of Mérida. It is the largest tertiary educational institution (Spanish: educación superior) in the state, offering some 41 different courses at the undergraduate or Bachelor's degree (licenciatura) level, and 26 postgraduate Master's degrees (maestrías). The institution was established in 1922 by then governor Felipe Carrillo Puerto as the Universidad Nacional del Sureste, but its lineage may be traced back to a Spanish Empire royal decree promulgated in 1611, that allowed for the creation of the Colegio de San Francisco Javier in Mérida.[4][5]

Autonomous University of Yucatán
Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán
Former names
Universidad de Yucatán, Universidad Nacional del Sureste
MottoLuz, Ciencia y Verdad
Motto in English
Light, Science and Truth
TypePublic university
EstablishedFebruary 22, 1922
RectorJosé de Jesús Williams (2015–present)[1]
Academic staff
-710 tenured[2]
-215 scholarship[2]
Other students
5,502 bacculaurate[3]
Location, ,
ColorsGold & blue

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Uady ya tiene nuevo Rector: José de Jesús Williams". SIPSE. November 3, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c active in 2007; see Primer informe 2007, p.62 (Secretaría General UADY, 2008).
  3. ^ a b c d For the period September 2006 – August 2007; see Primer informe 2007, p.54 (Secretaría General UADY, 2008).
  4. ^ de Hernández, Margarita P. (1977). Monografía de la Universidad de Yucatán (in Spanish). Mérida, Yucatan. OCLC 644379013.
  5. ^ "Reseña Histórica de la UADY: Diversas Etapas Históricas de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán: Universidad Nacional del Sureste" (in Spanish). Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán. n.d. Archived from the original on December 12, 2013.


External linksEdit

Coordinates: 20°58′11″N 89°37′23″W / 20.96972°N 89.62306°W / 20.96972; -89.62306