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The Arts and Science University of Chiapas, its acronym UNICACH in Spanish, understands that the wealth in a country depending on its capacity to research in order to generate new knowledge, as well as its aptitude to transform it to the benefit of society. To succeed this, higher education institutions play a role of Human Resources formers searching the efficacy, efficiency and a vision of the future.  Accordingly, the UNICACH has positioned as one important higher education institution in Mexico, with a well-defined presence in the south-southeast of the country.
UNICACH’s background dates back in 1826 when the National and Literary University of Chiapas was founded, having as headmaster the great humanistic friar Matías de Córdova. In 1872, the university regulations were modified; as a result the University’s name changed to Literary and Scientific Institute of Chiapas, subsequently, in 1881 changed its name again to be the Arts and Science Institute of Chiapas State. In 1945 this was established as the Arts and Science Institute of Chiapas, which acronym in Spanish stood as ICACH. Since that time the ICACH has taken both the role in leading higher education and culture in the state.  
The ICACH when merging with the Instituto Chiapaneco de Cultura in 1995, in shouldering the noble mission to amalgamate Science Education, develop people with the highest level of professional competence; evolve valuable expression of art and spirit in the community created the Arts and Science University of Chiapas State “UNICACH”, which will be the new State University. 

Thus, the UNICACH takes part in the history of our state. Our institution has been witness and protagonist in the multiple changes in Chiapas State; many celebrities in the fields of art, culture and science have grown within it, which have left a national legacy for the upcoming generations. Today, more than ever the UNICACH understands the new realities; and through the effort, creativity, shared commitment and its vision of the future has built a development plan for the foreseen years. Within it, strategic operational axes are delimited in synchrony with the dynamism and challenges in crucial areas such as economy, labor market, technology, sustainable development, culture, art, among others.