The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) is the oldest and largest university in Puebla, Mexico. It was established in 1587 to currently offer more than 300 undergraduate and postgraduate programs. These are organized into 4 areas: The Social Sciences and Humanities Area, The Natural Sciences and of Health, The Economic-Administrative Area and The Engineering and Exact Sciences Area. All of the school’s academic programs are certified by an external institution.
The university was founded in 1551, and was the first to offer lectures in the continent of America. Currently, it is the largest institution of higher learning in the Americas by enrollment numbers. The school is mainly based in Mexico City, and is the only school in Mexico with Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni. Furthermore, the institution’s main campus is a World Heritage site, which was designed by some of Mexico’s best known architects of the 20th century. According to the 2009 THES - QS World University Rankings, the University is the 190th best-ranked university in the... See full description.