Quick Facts

  • 632 full time professors
  • 64 postgraduate programs
  • No.1 Ranking among National Research Centers
  • Scholarships for full time students
  • Students from more than 43 countries
  • Dual degree programs with Universities in France, Spain and Germany
  • Biggest genome center in Latin America
About Cinvestav

The Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) is a public institution leader in scientific research and postgraduate education. Our educational offer includes 32 Masters and 32 PhD, all supported by the National Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico.

Cinvestav opens its doors to students from all around the world, offering many advantages and opportunities for scientific training. Our graduates are trained under the supervision of 648 leading scientists, consolidating research groups and working units and centers in Mexico as well as in other countries.

Our mission is to train scientists and technicians of the highest level that can contribute outstandingly to solve problems relevant to the country and the society in general.

Cinvestav is recognized worldwide for its quality in research, which are the result of a rigorous selection of academic staff and students pursuing a graduate degree.


Cinvestav develops research in five main areas: Natural and Exact Sciences, Biological and Health Sciences, Technology and Engineering Sciences, Social Sciences and Multidisciplinary Programs.

Find out more about our Academic Departments and research interests.




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