The state of Veracruz stretches along the east coast of central Mexico, and rises from coastal plains, through tropical rain forests and mangrove swamps up to high mountains in the west and north-west. It offers a mosaic of diverse vegetation and produces a variety of fruits and well renowned quality coffee. Veracruz represents one of the largest economies in the country: it is considered Mexico’s leading seaport due to its strategic location, it is home to a wide range of natural resources, and it stands out for its leadership in the petrochemical industry.
UV AT A GLANCE
Universidad Veracruzana (UV), founded in 1944, is one of Mexico’s largest public higher education institutions. In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, it also offers non-formal education programmes in a wide variety of academic areas. At present, student enrollment exceeds 80,000. UV also carries out other substantive activities such as research, cultural dissemination and social responsibility.
UV is present throughout the state of Veracruz in 5 university campus:
- Xalapa, capital of the state (Rector of the University)
- Cordoba – Orizaba
- Poza Rica – Tuxpan
- Coatzacoalcos – Minatitlan