IAU Member


top General Information


Street:Ciudad Universitaria, colonia El Faro, Puerto Ángel, Distrito de San Pedro Pochutla

City:Puerto Ángel


Post Code:70902


Other Sites

Also Campuses in Puerto Escondido and Huatulco

Institution Funding



Created in 1992, the University of the Sea is part of the Oaxaca State University System (SUNEO). SUNEO was created to serve as a cultural instrument for the transformation of the social environment.
The SUNEO Project started in 1988 and at the beginning of 1990, the activities began with the Technological University of the Mixteca (UTM). In 1992, the University of the Sea (UMAR) was created and the project was extended to a new socio- cultural and environmental reference point in Oaxaca: the Oaxacan coast, with the aim of promoting the culture of the sea. During the first decade of the 21st century, the project was extended throughout the state, expanding the educational offerings in the field of science and technology and developing scientific and technological research and creating many services for the people of Oaxaca.

Academic Year

The academic year consists of two semestrial periods: October to February, and March to July

Admission Requirements

Secondary school certificate (bachillerato) and entrance examination



Accrediting Agency

The Comités Interinstitucionales para la Evaluación de la Educación Superior (CIEES) and the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACyT)

Student Body


top Officers

Head : Modesto Seara Vázquez

Job title:Rector

Senior Administrative Officer : María del Rosario Enríquez Rosado

Job title:Academic Vice-Rector

International Relations Officer : Maria de los Angeles Peralta Arias

Job title:Vice-Chancellor of International Relations and Resources

top Divisions

Centre : Iguana Conservation and Reproduction Center (CECOREI)

Fields of study:Ecology, Natural Resources, Sustainable Development, Wildlife

Centre : Language Center

Fields of study:Chinese, English, French

More details:All university campus have their own language center.

Centre : Tourism Training Center (CECAT)

Fields of study:Business Administration, Foreign Languages Education, Hotel and Restaurant, Human Resources, Marketing, Tourism

More details:The Centro de Capacitación Turística (CECAT) is the educational space for the training of operational personnel for companies in the tourism industry.

Department/Division : Division of Postgraduate Studies

Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Chemistry, Coastal Studies, Ecology, Environmental Management, Farm Management, Genetics, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Marketing, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Political Sciences, Tourism, Wildlife

More details:Puerto Ángel Campus

Department/Division : Robotic Clinic

Fields of study:Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Dietetics, Endocrinology, Gerontology, Health Administration, Hepatology, Medical Auxiliaries, Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Pneumology, Surgery

More details:Puerto Escondido Campus

Institute : Communication Institute

Fields of study:Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Information Technology, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Radio and Television Broadcasting

More details:Huatulco Campus

Institute : Ecology Institute

Fields of study:Coastal Studies, Ecology, Sustainable Development

More details:Puerto Escondido Campus and Puerto Ángel Campus

Institute : Economics Institute

Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Econometrics, Economic and Finance Policy, Economics, International Economics, Mathematics, Statistics

More details:Huatulco Campus

Institute : Genetics Institute

Fields of study:Biotechnology, Genetics

More details:Puerto Escondido Campus

Institute : Industrial Institute

Fields of study:Industrial Arts Education

More details:Puerto Escondido Campus and Puerto Ángel Campus

Institute : Isidro Fabela Institute of International Studies

Fields of study:Comparative Politics, Development Studies, Economics, Gender Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Political Sciences, Regional Studies, Social Studies

More details:Huatulco Campus.

Institute : Resources Institute

Fields of study:Coastal Studies, Geography, Geology, Natural Resources, Paleontology, Soil Management

More details:Puerto Escondido, Campus and Puerto Ángel Campus

Institute : Social Sciences and Humanities Institute

Fields of study:Administration, Business and Commerce, Human Resources, Marine Transport, Maritime Law

More details:Puerto Ángel Campus

Institute : Tourism Institute

Fields of study:Administration, Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Marketing, Tourism

More details:Huatulco Campus

top Degrees


Fields of study:Actuarial Science, Aquaculture, Biology, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Engineering, Fishery, Forestry, International Relations and Diplomacy, Marine Biology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Nursing, Tourism, Zoology


Fields of study:Animal Husbandry, Criminal Law, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Genetics, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Marketing, Natural Sciences, Tourism, Wildlife


Fields of study:Ecology, Environmental Studies


Also Licenciatura in Zootechnics

top Academic Periodicals


Revista Ciencia y Mar (Ciencia y Mar Magazine)

top Student & Staff Numbers


Statistics Year:2020-2021

Full Time Total:256

Staff with Doctorate

Full Time Total:85


Statistics Year:2020-2021


Updated on 31-03-2021