Breaking ground since our foundation.

The original idea of founding a private university in Mérida was developed due to the fact that the Mexican Episcopate requested the Archbishop of the State of Yucatán, Dr. Manuel Castro Ruiz, to work in Higher Education in the State, and in the southeast region of the Mexican Republic.

Thus, Dr. Castro Ruiz made contact with a group of Yucatecan entrepreneurs in order to develop an outline of what would be our university and current educational model.

1983

Pope John Paul II blessed the first stone of the Mayab University on February 7, 1983.

1984

Operations begin on August 29, 1984, under the rectorate of Fr. Carlos Villalba, L.C.

1993

The Center for Postgraduate Studies begins with specialties such as Marketing, and the Master in Business Administration, in coordination with the Anáhuac México Norte University.

1995

Father José María Sabín Sabín, L.C. takes on the position of rector. The degrees in Graphic Communication Design and Industrial Engineering are added to the academic offer.

1998

The Medical Surgery degree starts. The Center for Postgraduate Studies extends its programs to the states of Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco and Chiapas. 

2001

The SEP grants the Administrative Simplification process to the University.

2003

The “Lisa and Llana”  Accreditation by FIMPES is received, and the first Educational Innovation Center (CIE) of the region is inaugurated.

2004

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the university. We formally join the International Network of Anahuac Universities and change our name to Anahuac Mayab University.

2005

The Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education (Copaes) grants the corresponding accreditations to the university’s educational programs. The Center for High Management in Economics and Business (CADEN) opens its doors.

2006

The Anahuac Mayab University hosts the Universiada Nacional 2006. The Yucatecan Institute for Quality and Innovation (INICC) awards the University with the Yucatan Quality Award.

2007

The most modern television studio in the Mexican Southeast is created, and working agreements with local television stations were signed. In Campeche, the 10th year anniversary of the Graduate Program is celebrated, adding up to more than 400 graduates.

2009

With 93% of the programs endorsed by the Council for the Accreditation of Higher Education (Copaes), the SEP recognition for Quality is obtained. The Innovation and Competitiveness Unit (UNICO) is created and the Business Incubator and Accelerator begins to take shape.

2011

The PyMe Award for the Best Business Incubator is obtained from the Ministry of Economy. The Anahuac Medals are awarded to graduates for the first time.

2012

Father Rafael Pardo Hervás, L.C. is appointed new rector. The University is also awarded with the National Entrepreneurs Award as the best business incubator in Mexico.

2013

The University obtains the SEP Prize for quality, for the fourth consecutive year. The II Joan Prats International Prize for Young Researchers is obtained.

2014

We begin the celebration commemorating the first 30 years of the Anahuac Mayab University.

We also launch tecniA, an Innovation and Technology Park based in our campus.

Historical participation in the Universiada de Puebla with 24 medals obtained, including 7 gold ones.