Research is the most important function of EL COLEGIO MEXIQUENSE, and it is the main task of the centres and interdisciplinary programmes.

Centre of Studies

  • Centre for Social and Spatial Studies and Public Policies
  • Centre for Social Studies
  • Centre for Historical Studies

The research lines and fields are divided as follows:

  • Centre for Social and Spatial Studies and Public Policies

    The researchers of this centre are interested in the following subjects: Municipal development: management, public services and local finances.

    • Public policies:
      • social policy and poverty;
      • welfare policies:
      • adult education policies:
      • industrial and spatial localisation policies;
      • territorial order and institutional change policies;
      • urban land policies and territorial regularisation.
    • Social and spatial studies:
      • distribution of population and regional inequalities:
      • urban processes,
      • metropolitan conformation,
      • localisation of economical activities,
      • land markets and housing in cities.

    EL COLEGIO MEXIQUENSE is the seat of the Mexican Network of Cities towards Sustainability (Red Mexicana de Ciudades hacia la Sustentabilidad).

  • Centre for Social Studies

    This centre has three main areas: education, population and society and culture, whose research lines are:

    • Philosophy of education, history of education and informal education.
    • Work force.
    • Demographic change.
    • Youth and population.
    • Historical demography.
    • International migration.
    • Work, family and every day life.
    • Environmental perceptions and emigration.
    • Socioeconomic forms, ritual and cosmic vision.
    • Indigenous people, water and society.
  • Centre for Historical Studies

    This research area has the task of studying and spreading the history of the municipalities, the state and the nation. Its research lines are:

    • Economical and social history.
    • History of education.
    • Pre-hispanic, colonial, modern and contemporary history.
    • Historical bibliography.
    • Study, translation and publication of pictographical sources and indigenous prose, such as pre-hispanic and colonial codices.