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.


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


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


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


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.


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


The SEP grants the Administrative Simplification process to the University.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.