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Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional
Official Seal
Established 17 April 1961[1]
Type Public
Director José Mustre de León
Location Mexico City,  Mexico
Campus 10 across Mexico, mostly urban[2]
Colors Green and White
Affiliations ANUIES,[3] CUDI,[4] UDUAL,[5] National Polytechnic Institute

The Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (in Spanish: Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional or simply as CINVESTAV-IPN) is a Mexican non-governmental scientific research affiliated to the National Polytechnic Institute and founded by president Adolfo López Mateos on 17 April 1961,[1] initially planned as a posgraduate department of the National Polytechnic Institute, which was later modified by President José López Portillo, on the 17 September 1982.[1]

The modification by President Portillo stipulates that it is a decentralized organ of public interest, with legal personality and own patrimony. Cinvestav receives an annual subsidy by the Federal Government to fund its operations.[1]



The institute is divided into 10 research centers; 3 of these are in Mexico City, while the others are dispersed across the country. They are located as follows:[2]


The institute is divided into 33 departments:

Natural Sciences
Applied Physics (Mérida)
Biological sciences and health
Cell Biology
Marine resources (Mérida)
Molecular Biomedicine
Pharmacobiology (South)
Physiology, Biophysics and Neuroscience
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Molecular pathogenesis
Technology and engineering sciences
Automatic control
Biotechnology and Bioengineering
Biotechnology and Biochemistry (Irapuato)
Computing (Zacatenco)
Electrical engineering (Zacatenco)
Computing (Guadalajara)
Electronic design (Guadalajara)
Electric power systems (Guadalajara)
Automatic control (Guadalajara)
Ceramic engineering (Saltillo)
Genetic engineering (Irapuato)
Metallurgical engineering (Saltillo)
Information Technology Laboratory (Tamaulipas)
Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing (Saltillo)
Materials (Querétaro)
Social sciences and humanities
Human ecology (Mérida)
Educational research (South)
Mathematics education
Methodology and theory of science


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External links

  • (Spanish) Official website

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