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Universidad de Sonora

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Founded in 1942, Universidad de Sonora (UNISON) is a world-class university situated in the north west of Mexico. It offers 50 bachelor’s programs, 28 master’s degrees, 8 certificates and 13 PhDs taught in Spanish in the following subject areas:

  • Natural sciences
  • Medicine
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Social sciences
  • Humanities and fine arts

Hermosillo, where UNISON is based, is an absolute gem. Known in Mexico as “The Sunny City” because of the devastating beauty of its twinkling sunsets, Hermosillo has been blessed with an incredibly rich variety of flora and wildlife (which you can admire at Ecological Center of Sonora). Find out more about the region here.

One of the best and largest universities in the region

UNISON ranks among the best 180 universities in Latin America in the QS University Rankings: Latin America 2016.

With more than 28,700 undergraduate students and over 1,200 at postgraduate level, UNISON amounts for as much as 40% of all university enrollment in the country.  

At the moment, about 92% of UNISON’s teaching staff hold a postgraduate diploma, including 55% with a PhD. The quality of its research output is one of the university’s strong points.

… With excellent facilities and services
In addition to the faculty, UNISON students also benefit from the university’s facilities and services, including:

  • Labs (including clinical analysis, mining, environmental engineering and more)
  • Stadium, athletics track, and swimming pool,
  • Free health services (including dental, nutritional and psychological support),
  • Coffee shops,
  • Libraries,
  • Open-air study spaces, interactive classes and lecture halls
  • Exhibition spaces, theaters, museums, galleries
  • Scholarships (find out about any opportunities you may be eligible for here.)

     Take a virtual tour of the university campus here, or read about its fascinating buildings here.

… And an excellent track record in employability

More than 94% of students in the 2015 cohort found a job within 12 months of graduation, 84.9% of whom found a job within six months. According to the same survey, students rated the relevance of their training an average score of 6.2 out of 7.

... And opportunities to study abroad
To encourage intercultural exchange, UNISON has links with 235 universities abroad, to give students the chance to spend a semester or two abroad in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, United States, France, Italy, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, or Switzerland.

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University Highlights

Total students - 29,791


Total faculty staff - 1,700


Total students - 29,791


Total faculty staff - 1,700

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