Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (in
Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, UASLP) is a public university in Mexico.
It is the
largest university in the state of San Luis Potosí.
Among other hitoric milestones, in 1923
UASLP was the first university in Mexico to have autonomy
antecedent of UASLP is a Jesuit
college founded in 1624 in the city of San Luis Potosí to teach literacy, secondary and high school
In 1625 governor Ildefonso Díaz de León
directly involved in the creation of the Colegio Guadalupano
. Opening on 2 June 1626, the college initially
included academic programs in Humanities
. A Medicine
program was added six years later. The
was Manuel María de Gorriño y
Arduengo. Unfortunately, teachers were not always available and due
to political and civil unrest there were times, especially in the
1800s, the college had to suspend classes on a temporary basis.
Also, in 1855 the Medicine program was closed.
During the Mexican Revolution
when some properties of the Roman
were seized, the main college buildings
(including the library and the astronomical observatory) were
confiscated from the Church. However, the college continued working
although only the Instituto Científico y Literario
able to grant degrees.
On 10 January 1923, governor Rafael Nieto
issued Decree No.
106, which established the University of San Luis Potosí. The
academic structure of the new institution included the faculties of
Medicine, Law, Chemistry and Business. It also included the Civil
Hospital, the San Luis Potosi Public Library, the State
Meteorological Observatory, and the normal
for training teachers. The 1923
Decree granted autonomy to the University.
More recently, in 1949, the Decree Number 53, under Article 100 of
the Political Constitution of the State of San Luis Potosi, changed
the name of the institution into its current one of Autonomous
University of San Luis Potosi.