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The program in Computer Science is research oriented.


In a broad sense, it is possible to define Computing as any activity that requires, benefits from or creates computers (ACM, 2005). This includes designing and building hardware and software systems for the most varied purposes: process, structure and manage different kinds of information; use computers to do scientific studies or support educational processes, to mention just a few examples; As can be seen, the possibilities are vast. It is undeniable that Computing has influenced progress in all areas of human knowledge: in today’s world virtually all people use computers even without knowing it and many others want to study them in some way. Computing will continue to present opportunities for professional development and, those who work in the area, will largely define how the future will take.

From the creation of the computer to the present day, Computing has not only grown rapidly, but also in many dimensions. This has resulted in moving from a primitive vision where Computing was considered a single discipline towards a more advanced one in which it is considered a family of disciplines. Thus, at present, it is possible to distinguish five main disciplines related to Computing: Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Software Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science, which is the discipline that is addressed in this educational program . Computer Science deals with the theoretical and algorithmic foundations of Computing, as well as the creation of new ways of using computers. Two areas of Computer Science are of particular interest for this doctoral program, namely Person Centered Computing and Applied Computing.

This PhD program in Computer Science is born from a regional and national need to train human resources of high academic quality in the area of ​​Computer Science, particularly those dedicated to research, development and innovation (R&D) i) of technology derived from the generation and application of knowledge. In this environment, information management and technology generation represent strategic areas for the development of Mexican society organizations, particularly the society of the State of Veracruz and the southern region of the country.


Form high-level human resources that contribute to the development of the country through research and technological innovation in areas related to Computer Science.


The Doctoral Program in Computer Science by 2025 will be recognized for its national and international quality in the training of human resources, its high level of academic productivity and its link with various productive and social sectors of the country; It will also contribute to the solution of problems in the areas related to Computer Science, through the knowledge generated by its professors, students and graduates.


Achieve terminal efficiency of 70% by generational cohort in a period not exceeding that stipulated in current university legislation.
Incorporate 100% of the students in the research work of the academic members of the Basic Academic Core (NAB).
Get 100% of students to participate in academic stays and other additional academic activities during the course of their academic training.
Ensure that 80% of the academic plant (NAB) has recent productivity in each of the LGACs in which they are associated in the program.
Have at least one annual product: articles, books, book chapters, software prototypes, among others, derived from the work of the NAB academics, in collaboration with postgraduate students.

General objective

To train highly competitive researchers in the area of ​​Computer Science, incorporating the generation and application of knowledge and technological innovation as a fundamental part of their training in cutting-edge issues in accordance with the LGACs of the program, contributing to the consolidation of autonomy and scientific and technological competitiveness of the country.

Particular objectives

  • Train high quality human resources in Computer Science to support the growth of the country’s scientific capacity.
  • Consolidate the quality of the program through the generation and application of knowledge.
  • Increase the quality and relevance of the program through the design and execution of actions derived from the systematic evaluation of its performance with respect to standards established by the Universidad Veracruzana and other actors
  • Promote cooperation and mobility within the university and with other institutions.
  • Promote postgraduate quality nationally and internationally.
  • Strengthen cooperation with various sectors of society.

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