Keeping up with the growth of its academic offer, the University has been active in capacity building and the development of its academic staff.
Of the full-time academic staff (PTC), 87.76 per cent have graduate degrees and of these 43.57 per cent have doctoral degrees.
The national Secretariat of Education (SEP) has instituted a special program for capacity building (PROMEP) and awards a recognition to those professors that achieve what is called an Optimal Profile. In 2011, 35.01 per cent of the academic staff were awarded this Profile while in 2013 56.17 per cent had achieved it. This is a considerable difference in percentages which serves as evidence of the development of capacity within a short period of time.
Distinguished achievements, prizes and awards
As a result of the concerted activity of teachers, students and administrative staff, BUAP is positioned among the top universities in Mexico and has received broad international recognition. The prizes and awards that it has earned are a reflection of this joint, collaborative work.
For the last five years, BUAP has received the Award for Academic Quality bestowed by the Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP) for having 100% of student enrollment in programs of quality. It is the only macro-university in the country to have achieved this quality indicator for five years running.
Our researchers have received recognition from international organizations such as the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN), as well as various national organizations dedicated to the production and dissemination of knowledge and every year a number of our researchers have been awarded the State Prizes for Science and Technology. Our students have also merited national awards and recognition for their presentations in national and international conferences, their research and the quality of their theses.
Each year, the University carries out an awards ceremony to honor all those who obtained a prize or award for their academic, artistic or research achievements either in the state,regional, national or international context.