University of Guadalajara (Spanish [universida’d de gwadalaxa’ra] “Universidad de Guadalajara”) is a public university in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. It is the second oldest university in Mexico, the fifth oldest in North America and the fourteenth oldest in Latin America. It is regarded as one of the most significant universities in Mexico, only behind theNational Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in student population.
The University of Guadalajara is the autonomous and public University Network of the State of Jalisco, with an international vocation and a commitment to society, that meets the state´s needs for middle and higher education, as well as scientific and technological research and extension, to make a significant contribution to a sustainable and inclusive development of this society, respecting its cultural diversity and honoring the principles of social justice, democratic, coexistence, and prosperity for all.
The history of our university began in the Colonial period of the Western region of our country.
With the antecedent of the St. Thomas College, founded in 1591 by the Jesuits-who would be expelled from all the Spanish dominions in 1767 – Fray Antonio Alcalde y Barriga, Bishop of Nueva Galicia, begged leave from King Carlos IV of Spain to create a university similar to that in Salamanca, and was authorized in 1791 to inaugurate solemnly the Real y Literaria Universidad de Guadalajara, with Lectures in Medicine and Law.
At the beginning of a new millennium, the University of Guadalajara is a vigorous community, heir to an educational tradition forged along more than two centuries. To its University Centers located in the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara and eight regions of Jalisco 209,466 students come every day to study in the 422 vocational, high school, undergraduate an graduate academic programs the University offers.

Av. Juárez No. 976, Colonia Centro, C.P. 44100, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Teléfono: +52 (33) 3134 2222