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Studying in a Research Center. The Research Center in Optics (Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica) is one of the 27 institutions that form CONACYT’s Center System. It is dedicated to the development of research, human resources training, technology transfer, and science popularization; therefore the graduate courses given here are developed in a high demanding and quality environment.
Given the nature of our institution as a Research Center, the substantive activities (research, academic education, and technology transfer) are performed in close collaboration. Therefore, researchers are responsible of the development of the academic programs imparted here, and students while consolidating their education involve themselves very closely and in a direct form with the dynamics of research and technological transference.
Membership to the PNPC. All of our graduate programs are part of the National Program of Quality Graduate Studies from CONACYT (Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad de CONACYT). This program in our country is a consolidated model that acknowledges the graduate programs that have basic academic nucleuses, high graduate rates, necessary infrastructure, and high scientific or technological productivity, which enables them to achieve the appropriateness of its operation and optimum results.
Funding. Once accepted into any of our graduate programs, students can be recipients of one scholarship for their education from institutions like CONACYT or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores). Likewise, the amounts relative to school enrolment and tuition are subsidized by the center.
Consolidated Faculty. 95% of our professors are part of CONACYT’s National System of Researchers (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores de CONACYT), more than 60% of them between levels II and III.
Mobility and Outsourcing. Our students consolidate their academic education through mobility and outsourcing activities, such as: participating in fairs, congresses or symposiums, as well as research internships within the country and abroad. Every year, around 80% of our students participate in these activities.
Last Update: Aug 8, 2022